Quebecs hotel is a Grade II listed 4 star luxury hotel with 45 rooms located in the heart of Leeds on Quebec Street. As the only independently owned luxury hotel in central Leeds you can expect to find rooms which offer a classic, contemporary and exceptionally comfortable guest experience complemented by a professional yet relaxed team of staff who like to offer an attention to detail you will not experience elsewhere in the city.
Built in 1891 as the “Leeds and County Liberal Club” to the designs of local architects Chorley and Connon, active Liberals and members of the club, the hotel is situated in one of the most distinctive terracotta brickwork buildings in Leeds, recognised by the Leeds Civic Trust Historic “Blue Plaques Scheme” in 2004 as one of the city’s most striking buildings. At the time of construction the Liberal Party dominated the administration of Leeds and the party wished to have a lavish political club which reflected their standing in the city. Today the hotel still exhibits many of the original features and characteristics of the club, from the elaborate entrance with wrought iron gates flanked by Corinthian columns, to the grand oak staircase with ornate balustrades of finely carved oak and lion finials, sweeping upwards to The Gallery lit by five tall stained-glass windows which illustrate the coat of arms of five Yorkshire towns emphasising the County element of the club. The circular Oak Room, decorated with intricately handcrafted oak panels and an ornate ceiling, functioned as a committee room and a luxurious private dining room for members. At its height the Leeds and County Liberal Club could cater for 1,600 members paying 3 guineas a year membership fee.
With the decline of the Liberal Party, the membership of the club equally declined and by the 1920s part of the building had been let as offices. In 1947 the building was converted entirely to offices until purchased by the previous owner, The Eton Group, who renovated it as the luxurious Quebecs hotel. Regular guests include Coldplay, Joan Rivers, Vic Reeves, David Trimble and Russell Brand.