Anyone looking for a place in the sun away from overcrowded sports bars to watch this summer’s sporting occasions can enjoy the DoubleTree’s waterside Granary Lounge which will be screening many major sports events matched with some of the best drinks and themed foodie treats in the city.
Enjoy juices, cocktails and afternoon tea during Wimbledon
After a phenomenal tournament last year, with Andy Murray emerging as the first Brit to win the historic championship since 1936, June 23 marks the start of Wimbledon. DoubleTree celebrates this year’s tournament with a refreshing strawberries and cream cocktail available from Monday 23 June to Sunday 6 July which includes a mouth-watering mix of strawberry purée, cranberry juice, Havana rum, strawberry liqueur, topped with fresh cream. The classically British sport can also be served up with a traditional afternoon tea including egg and cress sandwiches, smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream and a glass of bubbly. **
DoubleTree goes Yellow Velo for the Tour de France
As cycling fever races through Yorkshire in the lead up to the Grand Depart, DoubleTree celebrates the Tour de France with a sumptuous summer cocktail, the Yellow Velo, £7.95. This summer tipple, which includes a fruity blend of pineapple juice, banana liqueur, orange juice, vanilla syrup topped off with Havana rum, will be available in the Granary Lounge from Saturday 5 to Sunday 27 July. The unrivalled waterside setting makes the Granary Lounge a great place for the whole family to enjoy the event which will be screened live on race days on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 July. Those looking for healthier alternative, in honour of the show of athleticism on screen, can also enjoy one of the specially made superjuice smoothies.
After a day of sun and sports or before a late kick off head across to the hotel’s critically acclaimed AA Rosette award-winning restaurant, City Café, recently named ‘Best Hotel restaurant’ in the region, for a succulent feast. Visitors can also head on up to the hotel’s stunning 13th floor Sky Lounge and enjoy the panoramic skyline views ““ the perfect way to make the most of those long summer evenings.