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Plans unveiled for two North East hotels

CGI image of the Metropolitan House Hotel

CGI image of the proposed Metropolitan House Hotel

Plans have been unveiled for two new North East hotels.

Newcastle-based High Street Hospitality has proposed the renovation of a grand old building in the centre of the city, whilst also developing a new build hotel in County Durham.

A planning application has been submitted to Newcastle City Council, for permission to transform 19-21 Collingwood Street from its current office use into a hotel with a £2m refurbishment.

Managing Director, Phill Brumwell, says: “This is a fine old building in the heart of the Newcastle, which has tremendous potential to be a real focus for a very different leisure and entertainment venue than what is currently on offer. We have a vision to create high-quality hotel, restaurant and family friendly facilities, with a fully rounded experience for all generations.”

The proposals include four floors of hotel accommodation with 13 individually themed boutique rooms. Some would be for corporate travellers, mid-week, while those on the upper floors would cater for larger parties.

Also planned is The Boardwalk Brasserie – a 1920s themed restaurant with classic décor.

The top floor would become The Terrace at Metropolitan House Hotel, an elegant indoor/outdoor space with a half retractable roof. Heated in winter, this year-round destination could provide a unique alfresco area.

High Street Hospitality is also investing £4.5m in a 1.5-acre plot on the Durham Gate retail project at Thinford in County Durham. Here it will construct a 42 bedroomed hotel with restaurant and bar facilities, with work expected to start in August. It is hoped the facility will open for business during the summer of 2020.

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