David Hinde, the official town crier of The Yorkshire Society was delighted to assist with the re-launch of the iconic Queens Hotel in Leeds, after its £16m makeover.

David’s proclamation in full:


Today In The Very Heart Of Leeds

We Unveil A £16 Million Transformation By The Q Hotels Group

Of This Majestic, Totally Fabulous, Iconic,  Landmark Hotel

The Queens Hotel, Overlooking Leeds City Square And Now Excelling In Every Way.

A Destination For Staying

A Destination For Eating

A Destination For Meeting

The Special Place That Is

The Queens Hotel, Leeds

All Hail The Queens

A Destination Now For The 21st Century And A Landmark Hotel For

Leeds and Yorkshire To Be Very Very Proud Of

God Save The Queen

David, a Member Of The Ancient And Honourable Guild Of Town Criers, has held the record for ‘The Loudest Recorded Town Crier’s Proclamation’ with 114.8 decibels, since 2013.

He brought Leeds City Square to attention on Monday morning, 14th June, with the clarity and power of his important announcement on behalf of Q Hotels Group.

Following David’s Cry, General Manager Alistair Campbell and Paul Priest of Q Hotels invited the Lord Mayor Of Leeds, Councillor Asghar Khan, to officially reopen the Hotel and cut the ceremonial ribbon.

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