One sensational Welcome Reception and partner to CHS Leeds is announced

CHS Leeds has announced a new partnership with The Queens Hotel, part of The QHotels Collection that will see the newly £16 million transformed hotel host the Welcome Reception to open the Show in May.

The partnership will see The Queens Hotel brought to life to host national prequalified event buyers, hoteliers, and event suppliers ahead of the Show. Additionally, the partnership will also see the newly refurbished hotel support the hosted buyer programme, as well as exhibit at the event where all 21 hotels within The QHotels Collection will be showcased on stand RA36.

The Queens Hotel that is celebrating its 85th year in the city, creates the perfect backdrop to host the welcome reception. Having recently undergone a major transformation, the hotel pays homage to its rich and iconic history but most importantly, also plays to the ‘new way’ people are now using exciting city-centre hotel spaces for co-working, meetings, and events.

The welcome reception, that will take place in The Queens Hotel Ballroom, acts as the launch pad to the conference and hospitality Show and a pivotal part of the event for making great connections in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, a key objective of the Show.

Paul Priest from The Queens Hotel said “We’re delighted to be this year’s host of the CHS Leeds Welcome Reception. It’s the first time in 11 years, as well as the first time the Show has returned to the city after a hiatus due to the pandemic. We’ve got so many delightful surprises in store that will not only showcase what’s on offer at The Queens, but also create a sensational reception that we hope will be talked about in years to come!”

Emma Cartmell, Founder and CEO at CHS Events said “We’re thrilled to be working with the Queens for the first time. We have always seen the welcome reception as an important part of the Show, it is the first-time exhibitors get to meet hosted buyers and VIPs and most importantly get to do so in a relaxed setting. It’s always a talking point and we just love to see the buzz it generates on the Show floor the next day.”

CHS Leeds takes place on Tuesday 24 May, with the welcome reception hosted the evening prior. The 2022 Show is dedicated to wellness as a theme with CHS organisers recognising self-care as the golden thread for the industry’s success, after a somewhat turbulent two years and busy start to 2022.

CHS Leeds is attended by EAs, Pas, venue finders, agents, and event professionals. To get your complimentary ticket visit