Gainford Hotels to open luxury hotel in Newcastle Quayside
Gainford Hotels announced last week it plans to convert the former Chase Bar, Newcastle into a multi-million pound hotel, creating 100 new jobs in the region.
The firm is investing several million to transform the site, which has been empty for more than three months. The new property will be called The Vermont Aparthotel, which will complement the firm’s other hotel in the region, The Vermont Hotel.
Upon completetion, the hotel will contain two penthouse suites and 11 luxury apartments and is set to open in 2015. It is also planned that the former Chase Bar will be renovated to create a new entertainment venue.
The hotel will have two penthouse suites and 11 luxury apartments which will be on higher floors adjacent to the existing bar and is set to open in 2015. After the hotel is complete the firm will turn its attention to the former Chase Bar interior, which will renovated into a new entertainment venue, potentially with a bar and restaurant.
A spokesman for Gainford Hotels, which employs 400 people, said: “We think nothing like this will have been seen outside of London – it’s going to be high-end accommodation.”
“Lots of sub-contractors are working on the hotel at the moment and when it’s finished it will have the same level of service as you get in any top hotels, with 24-hour room service and concierge, but each apartment will be designed so that guests can relax and cater for themselves if they want to.”
“They can be picked up from the airport or train station by our Rolls Royce chauffeur which we also have at the nearby Vermont Hotel, and then go back to their apartment which will have a kitchen area, living room, dining room and two bedrooms both with en suite.
“Our main aim is to restore the heritage of the Quayside, which is already under way through the opening of news bars and restaurants and work on the new Tune hotel.
“The Quayside area is a beautiful place but it has been a little neglected. Once we get the hotel up and running it is in a prime location that is gradually being restored.”
Source: The Journal
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