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Old January 23rd, 2010, 06:19 PM   #21
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Some more hotel images, some are that I took and some are from the internet:

Hilton:





Malmaison:





image hosted on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pauliew...47806/sizes/l/

Vermont Hotel:





The Royal Station Hotel:

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrobo...99715/sizes/l/

Thistle County Hotel:




http://www.bookings.net/images/hotel...23/1239153.jpg

Copthorne:





Jurys Inn:



Newcastle Marriott, Gosforth Park:


http://www.findmeaconference.com/ima...ain/17628a.jpg


http://www.worldsitehotels.com/imgs_..._foto1_ext.jpg

Newcastle Marriott, Metrocentre:


http://www.booking.com/images/hotel/org/111/1110820.jpg


http://www.elainebrookesphotography....etro_large.jpg

Jesmond Dene House:


http://images.icnetwork.co.uk/upl/ne...6CF8ECC99F.jpg


http://images.icnetwork.co.uk/upl/su...-267744854.jpg

Holiday Inn Express:


http://static.laterooms.com/hotelpho...1352013941.jpg
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Old January 28th, 2010, 10:31 PM   #22
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Yesterday Friar House, on Clavering Place, was granted permission to be converted into a 10 bed hotel.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 10:44 PM   #23
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Very nice old building which will make a great upmarket boutique hotel, in an up and coming area. Looked it at a couple of years ago.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 11:03 PM   #24
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The Hilton Hotel

I'd be interested in people's thoughts about the design of the Hilton Hotel in Gateshead. It's an important location, but to me seems a bit of a wasted opportunity? The buildings that were demolished to prepare the site could have been put to better use?

It was a controversial development at the time.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 11:19 PM   #25
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I rather like the Newcastle/Gateshead Hilton building, as viewed from the Newcastle side of the river.

Been to a few 'events' in there too, and I also like the views of Newcastle you get from the hotel.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 03:13 AM   #26
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It would've looked better with red bricks, or even better reclaimed red bricks. I've never like the yellow ones much.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #27
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Hotel Indigo has a plan in to convert the Zurich office block on Fenkle Street into a restaurnat and hotel- right next door to the Assemby Rooms.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:19 PM   #28
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I still feel we need one 5* hotel, just one atleast. As far as I know we don't haveany, all of ours seem to peak at 4*.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #29
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Is the Royal Station a 4*?
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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:25 PM   #30
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Is the Royal Station a 4*?
No, it's a 3* hotel.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #31
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No, it's a 3* hotel.
Is it? I thought it was atleast a 4* - though im judging it on the outside
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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #32
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Is it? I thought it was atleast a 4* - though im judging it on the outside
it looks like a 4* or 5* Hotel but it is a 3*, atleast thats what it says on it's website.

It's hard to think that the new airport hotel is a 4*, so something must be going wrong in the Royal Hotel somewhere.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:37 PM   #33
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who designed the copthorne? the windows look like the sort used by michael hopkins on bracken house in london:


[img]http://*************************/newcastle/jpgs/copthorne_tyne_270.jpg[/img]

looks really good imo. at least from the river
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Old February 5th, 2010, 11:57 AM   #34
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Hotel Indigo has a plan in to convert the Zurich office block on Fenkle Street into a restaurnat and hotel- right next door to the Assemby Rooms.
Looks good, doesn't it!!


Picture courtesy of TownPlanningNE

http://www.hotelindigo.com/

The full details of this project are in the Zurich House project thread, and perhaps (down the line) we can change the name of that thread to "Hotel Indigo".
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Old February 5th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #35
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Interesting to note what qualifies for each star rating (this is the AA rating). Often it generally depends on facilities. For example, a hotel could be the best in the world, but if 1 of the bedrooms doesn't have a bath, then they don't get a fifth star. I've stayed in some truly great 3 star hotels, and some half decent 2 stars

One Star
■ A minimum of six letting
bedrooms.
■ 100% of bedrooms with en suite
or with private facilities. (To be
in place by 1 January 2008).
■ Resident guests, once registered,
have access to the hotel at all
times. Proprietor and/or staff
on site and on call to resident
guests 24-hours a day.
■ All areas of operation should
meet the minimum standards
for cleanliness, maintenance
and hospitality as well as the
minimum standards for the
quality of physical facilities and
delivery of services.
■ A dining room/restaurant or
similar eating area serving a
cooked breakfast seven days a
week.
■ A dining room/restaurant or
similar eating area serving
evening meals at least five
days a week (unless the hotel is
designated a Metro Hotel).
■ A bar or sitting area with a
Liquor Licence.
■ Hotel open seven days a week
during its operating season
providing, on every day open,
the level of service and facilities
appropriate to its star rating.
■ Proprietor and/or staff available
during the day and evening
to receive guests and provide
information/services such as hot
drinks and light refreshments.
■ A clearly designated reception
facility.
■ Meeting all the current statutory
obligations and providing Public
Liability insurance cover.


Two Star
(In addition to the requirements
for One Star)
■ All areas of operation should
meet the Two Star requirements
for cleanliness, maintenance and
hospitality, and for the quality
of physical facilities and delivery
of services.
■ A dining room/restaurant or
similar eating area serving
evening meals at least seven
days a week.

Three Star
(In addition to the requirements
for Two Star)
■ All areas of operation
should meet the Three Star
requirements for cleanliness,
maintenance and hospitality,
and for the quality of physical
facilities and delivery of services.
■ Once registered, residents have
access at all times during the
day and evening (e.g. from 7am
until midnight) without use of a
key.
■ Access available outside these
times.
■ Room service of hot and cold
drinks and light snacks (e.g.
sandwiches) during daytime and
evening.
■ Provision of one room service
meal, either continental
breakfast or dinner, clearly
advertised in bedrooms.
■ All bedrooms with en suite
bathrooms.

Four Star
(In addition to the requirements
for Three Star)
■ All areas of operation should
meet the Four Star requirements
for cleanliness, maintenance and
hospitality, and for the quality
of physical facilities and delivery
of services.
■ Once registered, residents
should have 24-hour access,
facilitated by on-duty staff.
■ Enhanced services offered, e.g.
24-hour room service including
cooked breakfast, offer of
luggage assistance, meals at
lunchtime, table service on
request at breakfast.
■ At least one restaurant, open to
residents and non-residents, for
breakfast and dinner seven days
a week.
■ All bedrooms with en suite
bathrooms and all with WC
and thermostatically controlled
showers. Additionally, at least
half of these bedrooms should
have a bath.

Five Star
(In addition to the requirements
for Four Star)
■ All areas of operation should
meet the Five Star requirements
for cleanliness, maintenance and
hospitality, and for the quality
of physical facilities and delivery
of services.
■ Hotel open seven days a week
all year.
■ Enhanced services offered,
e.g. valet parking, escort to
bedrooms, pro-active table
service in bars and lounges and
at breakfast, ‘concierge’ service,
24-hour reception, 24-hour
room service, full afternoon tea.
■ At least one restaurant, open to
residents and non-residents, for
all meals seven days a week.
■ All bedrooms with en suite
bathroom with WC, bath and
thermostatically controlled
shower.
■ A choice of environments in
public areas of sufficient size
to provide generous personal
space.
■ Additional facilities, e.g.
secondary dining, leisure,
business centre, spa etc.
■ A number of permanent luxury
suites available.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 02:46 PM   #36
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Irving House, the building next door to Tokyo on westgate road, is in for planning to change it to a 26 bedroom hotel:

2010/0132/01/DET | Change of use from offices (Class B1) to hotel (26 bedrooms) (Class C1) and erection of lift shaft to 3rd to 4th floors to east elevation | Irving House 19 Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne

http://planningapplications.newcastl...=KWHVYJBS08B00
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Old February 5th, 2010, 03:33 PM   #37
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Irving House on Google Earth - Street View

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&...88.5,,0,-21.67
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Old February 5th, 2010, 06:18 PM   #38
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Irving House on Google Earth - Street View

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&...88.5,,0,-21.67
I love to see these old buildings coming back into use. Its fantastic news!!
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Old February 5th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #39
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Yes this really is fantastic news! Need to get Sleeperz built now too! Quite a hotel area Central/Stephenson is becoming.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #40
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I know we like to have a good whinge on here about some of the developements in our beautiful city (and rightly so!) But I cant help feeling there seems a bit of a renewed confidence in the city, the recent hotel applications being just one!
I hope we can look forward to many more developments (however big/small) sprining up through this year. I for one am really looking forward to the Stephenson Quarter development when it takes off soon.
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