The brief states that proposals must 'demonstrate the best of contemporary design expressed through proven construction technology and a viable sustainable energy strategy'.
The hotel site is the former location of E W Pugin's 1857 Croston Hall, which was demolished in 1964.
From the initial expressions of interest, four teams will be invited to develop design proposals, with each of the teams receiving an honourarium of £4,000 plus VAT.
For a preliminary briefing paper contact the RIBA competitions office on 0113 234 1335, or visit www.ribacompetitions.com. The deadline for expressions of interest is 4pm on Wednesday 13 September.