The East Midlands city of Leicester is currently enjoying the sporting spot light and has most certainly been put on the map of UK cities to visit thanks to a historic Premier League football win this season. Revel in the city’s footballing glory and take in all Leicester has to offer with a stay at the charming four-star Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel.
In one of the greatest stories of football the world has ever seen, Claudio Ranieri’s humble Leicester City FC won the 2015/16 Premier League for the first time in their history, having enjoyed a modest 14th place in the preceding season. With a strong teamwork belief and recognition of strength in diversity, Leicester City FC mirrors the ethos of Leicester itself – a cosmopolitan metropolis evolved from a medieval hub, based on the Rover Soar and surrounded by the picturesque Leicestershire countryside.
Offering an appealing combination of Victorian elegance and modern comfort, the Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel enjoys a prime position in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant city centre. The sweeping Victorian staircase, grand Kings Ballroom and sumptuous chandeliers which make up the heart of the hotel evoke a feeling of style and sophistication. Home to the relaxed Lounge Bar offering the perfect post sight seeing or pre dinner refreshment, Marco’s New York Italian restaurant also offers a varied menu incorporating traditional Italian pasta and pizza dishes alongside a range of American style hotdogs, burgers, ribs and steaks.
All 104 guest bedrooms feature HD LED televisions and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi whilst guests wishing to upgrade to the hotel’s Privilege and Superior room categories can enjoy irreplaceable home comforts including a Nespresso Coffee machine, complimentary newspaper, robe and slippers. Hotel guests can also make use of a fully functioning gymnasium featuring a collection of cardiovascular machines and resistance equipment.
The hotel is just two minutes away from the newly regenerated Cultural Quay boasting a variety of trendy bars, restaurants and high street shopping whilst Leicester’s main railway station lies just half a mile away by foot. Other nearby attractions include Leicester Cathedral where the remains of King Richard III lie, the ruins of Leicester Castle and King Power Stadium, home to the current footballing champions.
For more information: www.mercureleicester.co.uk/