Beat the January Blues with Leeds Hotels and Venue Association (LHVA)

Shake of the blues with the best deals and events Leeds has to offer this month…

January, the month that is renowned for its dreary weather, dampened mood and tightened purse strings. The beginning of a New Year can often leave us feeling low; the festive celebrations have suddenly ground to a halt, we have eaten our body weight in Christmas pudding and with little money left to spend – our social calendars look bleak.

We know the struggle all to well, so to soften the blow we have given you a helping hand to beat those January Blues!

Clayton Hotel Leeds

Get 2019 off to a great start with the ultimate night away at Clayton Hotel Leeds. Found on the south side of Leeds City Centre, this modern hotel has been designed with luxury and relaxation in mind. The tastefully decorated bedrooms boast a fresh and warm feeling, whilst the “dive in to bed” duvets ensure you have a good night’s sleep. For Winter only, why not take advantage of their Dream & Dine offer available Fridays and Sundays. Enjoy Bed & Breakfast, a meal for two with a bottle of wine and overnight parking all for the unbeatable price of £89.

Trying to make the funds last this month? Clayton Hotel’s Fab Friday offer allows you to kick start your weekend in style. With rooms from just £50 and 40% off drinks between 4pm and 8pm in The Inkwell Bar, this offers gives you a night to remember without a bank statement that you regret. A fusion of classic and contemporary, The Inkwell Bar delivers a Gastro pub style menu, innovative drinks and a personality to match. For those seeking a more serene space to banish their December woes, the Library area, conveniently placed within the Inkwell Bar invites you to lose yourself in your favourite book whilst enjoying your favourite tipple.

The Queens

Located in central Leeds, The Queens Hotel, overlooking City Square, gives you immediate access to everything the City has to offer. For this January, why not start as you mean to go on and experience something entirely different. On selective dates throughout the year, join The Queens for their Heritage Tour – bound to be a tour like no other. See parts of Leeds most iconic hotel that are not available to the general public. Visit the Beach and walk on the pier, marvel at the Chandelier Room and understand how air conditioning and heating worked in the 1930’s and how the hotel still uses some of that plant today. Hear stories from the past and see parts of the original Queens Hotel built in 1846 which were demolished in 1935 to make way for The Queens you know today.

For just £25.00 per person, enjoy a welcome hot drink, a fascinating, unseen before tour (lasting around 90 minutes) and a delicious Afternoon Tea to finish the day off. The first tour takes place on Sunday 13th January, giving you something to look forward to as we head into the blue month of January. For a full list of tour dates please call the events team on 0113 391 7286.

ibis Styles Leeds

Spent the last few weeks hibernating? Why not leave the comfort of your own home and explore all the City has to offer? Bursting with culture and attractions, Leeds is also known for its excellent shopping, and with the award-winning Victoria Leeds shopping centre within walking distance, ibis Styles Leeds City Centre Arena Hotel the perfect spot for a night getaway. Enjoy a taste of northern soul and laid-back comfort at the ibis Styles Leeds take advantage of their post-Christmas Bed & Breakfast deal. For just £47 per room per night, experience a luxurious night’s stay in one of the contemporary and distinctive guestrooms before indulging in the very best of Yorkshire and British produce with a breakfast at Arnold’s. Yorkshire through and through, your January blues are guaranteed to be shifted with the friendly northern welcome that this hotel is known so well for.

Crowne Plaza

Looking for something slightly more relaxing this January? Then the Crowne Plaza Leeds is where you ought to be. With so much to do in Leeds City Centre, your hours will be filled sightseeing and exploring, so what better way to end your day than with a refreshing dip in the heated swimming pool, de-stressing in the sauna or unwinding with a luxurious beauty treatment. Available to both guests and non-guests at the hotel, Crowne Plaza Leeds Spirit Health Club and Spa is the ideal place for escaping the January blues and revitalising after a busy festive season.

As though the thought of being pampered, relaxed and utterly free of stress wasn’t enough to tempt you, Crowne Plaza are offering buy one get one free on Spirit Health Club and Spa Leeds membership. When one person signs up for membership and a second person joins, they will get the first month free. What better way to start the year than looking after number one!


Situated in the heart of the City Centre, Cosmopolitan Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Leeds yet still offers a modern and contemporary feel. Not afraid to stand out from the crowd, Cosmopolitan Hotel will be hosting a NO more Turkey Ball on Saturday 26th January 2019. After a month of Christmas lunches, an abundance of left-over buffets and numerous variations of turkey curry – an evening that celebrates the end of Christmas (and of course Turkey dinners) is welcomed. For just £16.50, indulge in a sensational three-course dinner before dusting off your dancing shoes and making a bee-line for the dancefloor. What better way to see off the festive season than with one final, and totally unique extravaganza?

If you’re still in the mood to party, why not make a later night of it? Sitting within Leeds lively bar scene, Cosmopolitan Hotel is minutes from the city’s most vibrant bars and clubs – meaning you can dance till dawn. Be sure to book a night’s stay and take advantage of the comfortable and stylish bedrooms, and of course a delicious breakfast in the morning.

Leeds Marriott Hotel

Back to the grind right away? Don’t worry, we have found some amazing offers that are bound to make returning to work somewhat enjoyable. Experience contemporary comfort and historic elegance at the Leeds Marriott Hotel. Located in the very heart of the city, the hotel is ideally positioned to connect you to everything that the city has to offer. With excellent transport links and versatile conference space, the Leeds Marriott Hotel is a smart choice for any meeting or event – especially with Day Delegate Rates from just £29.

Get the most out of your January meetings and extend your stay at the Marriott. Within immediate walking distance from Trinity Leeds, the City’s thriving shopping centre, bars and restaurants – your stay here promises to be the perfect antidote to those start-of-the-year gloomy feelings. They also have the largest hotel pool in Leeds, allowing you even more downtime during your stay.

Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre Armouries

After undergoing an extensive upgrade programme costing in excess of £1.3m, Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre Armouries offers “state-of-the-art” contemporary interior with a new café, bar area and three adaptable conference rooms. Sitting at the heart of Leeds Dock, the city’s destination for enterprise, community and culture; Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre Armouries is the ideal venue for inspiring meetings and conferences.

To ease the long month ahead, Holiday Inn Express are offering a Day Delegate Rate at just £30. Delegates can expect a delicious bacon or sausage sandwich on arrival, with an assortment of sandwiches and a warming winter soup for lunch. This scrumptious deal is sure to dispel those frosty January moods and make for a welcoming start to the New Year.

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