Q. What do Bowie, Madonna and Lady Gaga have in common?
A. They’re all famous for being masters of reinvention.
We reckon Leeds deserves to be on that list as well. Once a Victorian mill town, it has now transformed itself into what Lonely Planet describes as ‘a vision of 21st-century urban chic.’
So why not soak up the thrills from the comfy base of a landscaped leisure hotel with today’s Big Deal?
Scenic leisure hotel
Set in 130 acres of formal gardens and parkland, Mercure Leeds Parkway is a restful mock-Tudor hotel with one of the best equipped health clubs in the city.
As well as a stunning swimming pool, you can also make the most of the spa bath, steam room and sauna, plus the pilates centre, hair salon and Divine Shine Massage.
Each of the 118 ensuite guest rooms feature HD TV, complimentary high-speed WiFi, supremely comfy beds, a hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
Most rooms also have balconies with views of nearby Golden Acre Park or grounds, meaning you can sit back, crack open that arrival wine and enjoy the view.
Plenty of choice
This Big Deal for two people has three options and all include the bonus of a relaxing late checkout at 3pm.
Option one is for an overnight B&B stay for two in a classic twin or double room, with a bottle of wine on arrival.
Option two adds on a dinner allowance of £22 per person to this package.
Option three is for a two night B&B stay with a bottle of wine on arrival and the dinner allowance on the first night.
This offer is very flexible as it is valid seven days right up until the 23rd December. If you fancy staying on a Saturday, there will be a £20 supplement.
Hearty British menu
The restaurant’s patio area offers parkland views that are the envy of other Leeds dining spots. You can enjoy a pre-dinner drink there, then sojourn inside to sample a locally sourced menu offering chef’s signature creations and all-round British favourites.
Sample mains include chicken with brie and sun blush tomatoes; ribeye steak with thick-cut chips, or falafel & spinach burger on a brioche bun.
Whether it’s dining, nightlife or a bit of history that you’re after, you will find it in Leeds.
The city also has the best 20th century art collection outside of London, which you can enjoy at the Moore Institute, The Tetley and the Leeds Art Gallery, among others.
Leeds is well known for its thriving music scene, so you could even pair this Big Deal with a gig. Or why not head to the Yorkshire Dales (only an hour away) to explore the fascinating Brontë house?
This Trip Advisor reviewer loved their recent stay at Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel:
‘A don’t miss hotel. An absolute first class hotel my wife and I stayed for 2 nights and what a pleasant stay it was, from the minute we walked into reception and was greeted by a lovely female who was very polite and helpful, we knew this was going to be a good stay and it most certainly was. The food and service was first class and no matter what member of staff served you they was very polite and obliging and the rooms were excellent, it has been a long time since my wife and I have found a hotel where there was nothing wrong so we both thank you all for your service and help and we will certainly be seeing you again.’
Blend rest with excitement
Sometimes when planning a getaway, it can be hard to choose between city thrills and scenic charms.
Luckily, this Big Deal combines both, so that you can enjoy the liveliness of Leeds by day and then relax in a landscaped leisure hotel by night.
And don’t forget that there will be a lovey bottle of wine waiting for you on arrival…