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.