Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
9:00 AM 24th July 2020

Sculpting The Perfect Stay

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park re-opens on 29th July and, if your artistic tastebuds are feeling somewhat starved, why not tie in a visit with a one night stay in either Leeds or York?

Here’s three hostelries for your consideration:

Mercure Leeds Centre opened at the end of 2018 but extended a second ‘Welcome’ earlier this month after its Covid lockdown.

With unique design inspired by Leeds’s tailoring heritage and Yorkshire’s textile industry, there is a bar/restaurant aptly named The Loom. Contemporary design and quirky features merge with Yorkshire textiles and collectibles reminiscent of a traditional tailor shop. Quite the sartorial surprise when guests enter the hotel! There is a new general manager who is planning to work with local attractions and tour guides to be able to offer guests hassle-free packages with added value. The lead-in price is a reasonable £66 per room per night.

Hotel Indigo York – located on Walmgate, it is a onlybfew minutes’ walk from the centre of York, Hotel Indigo York’s rooms are uniquely designed to reflect the history and chocolate heritage of the city and the hotel has a subtle confectionary theme with wood panelling in some rooms resembling chocolate blocks and furniture design inspired by sweet treats. This stems from York’s close links to the chocolate history of England with Rowntree’s, Terry’s and Craven all hailing from the city. The hotel is currently talking to York’s Chocolate Story to confirm a partnership which will entitle hotel guests to a 20% discount on entry into the attraction.

There is a pay for two nights, stay for three offer at Hotel Indigo York and the lead-in for one night is £80 per room per night.
Hotel Indigo York
Hotel Indigo York
ibis York Centre is a vibrant and affordable hotel with onsite parking, located within walking distance from the centre of York, and the lead-in is from £50 per room per night