Over the last 80 years, some of the biggest names in showbusiness and politics have passed through its doors.
The Queens, built by William Airey and Sons of Leeds, was officially opened on November 12, 1937 by the Princess Royal and the 6th Earl of Harewood.
Now it has reopened its doors after undergoing a huge transformation which aims to reflect the changing demands of the post-pandemic business world.
Take a sneak peek in our picture gallery below.
All photos: Gary Longbottom.
1. Finishing touches
Renovation work is still on-going on the outside of the building.
2. Grand entrance
The ground floor has been transformed into a host of communal areas, with a ‘social hub’ at the heart of the hotel.
3. Room to improve
The refurbishment includes the addition of an extra 17 bedrooms, bringing the room total to 232.
4. Post-lockdown boost
The hotel's owners, the QHotels Group, believe the Queens is poised to boost the city’s post-lockdown economy and provide a shot in the arm for the hospitality sector.