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Old October 19th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #121
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Old October 19th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #122
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I can understand the target market but it's a shame this building couldn't have been put to better use !
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Old October 19th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #123
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Some life at last to EPS. If only the council could ditch Brookfield and their dreary, one-note, megalomaniacal idiocies, and deliver EPS to a variety of uses. EPS will not succeed as a Tyneside Spiningfields, and the sooner we take that on board the better.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 12:46 AM   #124
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Imperial Hotel

Anyone seen the Imperial Hotel. Drove past the other day and looks completely different to when I seen it a couple of months ago.
What do you guys think?

Heard its coverting into a Hilton or other brand
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Old October 24th, 2010, 02:07 AM   #125
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Anyone seen the Imperial Hotel. Drove past the other day and looks completely different to when I seen it a couple of months ago.
What do you guys think?

Heard its coverting into a Hilton or other brand
This was mentioned a couple of posts back . .


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Holiday Inn Newcastle Jesmond, owned by the Cairn Group, is set to open in October 2010 after a £3.5 million conversion. This 116 room hotel, which has been rebranded to a Holiday Inn hotel is located in an upmarket residential area close to the city centre.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 05:46 PM   #126
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Anyone seen the Imperial Hotel. Drove past the other day and looks completely different to when I seen it a couple of months ago.
What do you guys think?

Heard its coverting into a Hilton or other brand
Its converting into a Holiday Inn but I believe the owner is staying the same. There is going to be a new Hilton but a few miles down the road at Silverlink, and has yet to start construction, maybe thats the one you had heard of?
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Old October 24th, 2010, 06:35 PM   #127
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Ok- Yes think it is.

What do you think of the new look?
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Old October 25th, 2010, 11:38 PM   #128
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I hear a deal is expected to be signed by the council on Wednesday which will enable the SQ Crowne Plaza 5 star hotel scheme to go ahead
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Old October 25th, 2010, 11:42 PM   #129
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First 5 star hotel in the city. Great news
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Old October 25th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #130
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Damn, I came on here to quote it, but it's very good news for the city. It's about time it had one, hopefully it can attract more business in future.

Is it also the first 5* hotel in the region?
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Old October 26th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #131
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think Slaley Hall and Seaham Hall are 5 star?
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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:14 PM   #132
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Ok- Yes think it is.

What do you think of the new look?
The glazed portico is a massive improvement to what was there previously. I attended a wedding there a few years back and while the interior was fine, the frontage was like a cross between an Eldon Square service entrance and a mine shaft. I think the owner will clean up with the rebranding, its the only 'name' hotel in Jesmond where demand is traditionally high.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #133
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Im sure sombody mentioned earlier in this thread that the crowne plaza was a 4* hotel....I may be wrong!
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Old October 26th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #134
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Im sure sombody mentioned earlier in this thread that the crowne plaza was a 4* hotel....I may be wrong!
It was said to be a four star plus hotel, so from what Greg has said it seems theyve gone for five star.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 01:30 PM   #135
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A planning application has gone in for a change of use at 71 Grainger St. from offices (vacant) to an 11 bedroom budget hotel. It will be the upper floors of the building, above what I believe is a fish and chip shop?
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Old October 27th, 2010, 09:48 PM   #136
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Strange, I havn't come across any 5* crowne plazas before. Unless incontinental is going to brand it as something else. Crowne plaza is traditionally aimed at business guests and is usually 4* with free wi-fi.

Any idea who the developer is for the grainger street conversion?
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Old October 28th, 2010, 10:47 AM   #137
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Newcastle City Council will fund a four-star hotel
October 28th 2010, by Adrian Pearson, The Journal



CITY leaders are to borrow £30m to build a four-star hotel in the centre of Newcastle, it emerged last night.

Newcastle Council says it has no choice but to borrow the cash if it wants to see the Stephenson Quarter regeneration project behind the Central Station go ahead.

Council leaders hope to create 2,200 jobs with work set to start early next year.

The jobs hope is, however, offset by news the council will lose 2,000 posts over the next four years as a result of a £110m shortfall following the Government’s spending cuts.

Leaders believe the £30m borrowing is justified by the need to keep the city economy going during the nest few years.

City treasurer Paul Woods will lend a slice of the cash that’s borrowed by the council to the developer, Silverlink Holdings, which will build the four-star hotel overlooking the River Tyne.

The building will then be handed over to the operator, Crowne Plaza, and the loan repaid.

The council will use the rest of the of the money to buy plots of land near the hotel site and kick-start work on buildings that will be sold on at commercial rates.

Council bosses say they have to contribute to the redevelopment of the Quayside as a key location for conferences.


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Old October 28th, 2010, 05:04 PM   #138
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Strange, I havn't come across any 5* crowne plazas before. Unless incontinental is going to brand it as something else. Crowne plaza is traditionally aimed at business guests and is usually 4* with free wi-fi.

Any idea who the developer is for the grainger street conversion?
I've got no idea unfortunately.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 12:56 PM   #139
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Tyneside tourism chiefs welcome good news
October 29th 2010, by Chris Knox, The Journal


AS WORK continues to build four multi-million pound hotels on Tyneside, new figures show that the area’s tourist trade remains in rude health.

The figures, from marketing agency NewcastleGateshead Initiative, showed that hotel occupancy rates rose 2% this summer in Newcastle and Gateshead, with an average 78% of rooms occupied.

In addition, September saw 83% of hotel rooms occupied – the highest rate for five years – with the influx of visitors taking part in this year’s 30th Great North Run having had a major impact.

The high number of visitors to the region has led to plans for four hotels to be built in the Newcastle Area by the end of next year.

These are -

1 - The 200-bed Jurys Inn on Gateshead Quays,

2 - A 98-bedroom, six-storey Sleeperz budget hotel on Westgate Road near Central Station in Newcastle,

3 - The £20m Hotel Indigo in Newcastle City Centre, and

4 - A 170-room Sandman Signature hotel on the site of the S&N brewery in the city.

Hotels included in the occupancy study included Newcastle hotels Malmaison, the Copthorne Hotel, County Hotel by Thistle, Premier Inn and Jurys Inn Newcastle, as well as the Hilton in Gateshead.

Sarah Stewart, interim chief executive at the NewcastleGateshead Initiative, said: “This is a timely indication that despite the inevitable impact of the economic spending review, it’s not all doom and gloom.

“Newcastle and Gateshead are experiencing strong hotel occupancy figures.


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Old October 29th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #140
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Shame the same optimism isnt shared by the potential tennants of the currently mothballed NCL Airport Hotel (not mentioned in the article) .. and which now sit's back in the hands of Rostock Investments administrators
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