Newcastle’s newest four star hotel is getting ready to open its doors on the site of the former Newgate Centre shopping mall.

Bringing 80 new jobs to the city, the hotel is part of a £100 million development on the Newgate Street site and will open next week.

The Maldron Hotel Newgate Street is owned by Dalata, Ireland’s leading hotel operator, and is the first Maldron to open in mainland UK.

Set to open on Tuesday 4 December, the hotel will provide a central location for guests who are looking for stylish and comfortable accommodation in the heart of the city.

A range of rooms including double, twin, triple and family rooms, as well as executive suites will be on offer, all with flat screen TVs, tea and coffee facilities and en-suite bathrooms.

There is an on-site restaurant, the Grain and Gill, which will be open to non-hotel guests and serve Dalata’s own coffee brand the Red Bean Roastery.

Led by head chef Andrew Scott, the Grain and Grill Restaurant serves a menu of healthy and hearty meals using local suppliers to bring guests a taste of the Toon.

Guests and visitors can also sit back and relax in the outdoor courtyard area for alfresco drinking and dining.

The hotel also boasts four conference and event rooms equipped with the latest conference technology, and holding up to 60 delegates per room.

In a nod to local history, the hotel team have paid tribute to some of Newcastle’s best known local heroes, by naming their rooms after them.

Those name-checked include, industrial designer Sir William Armstrong, railway pioneer Robert Stephenson, architect John Dobson and property developer Richard Grainger, who both worked together to redevelop the centre of Newcastle in the 19th century.

General Manager Anna Wadcock, started her hotel career almost 20 years ago, in the Quality Hotel which formerly stood on this site.

She said:  “We couldn’t be happier to be opening the first mainland UK Maldron hotel in Newcastle and can’t wait to welcome our first guests through the doors.

“The tourism economy in Newcastle continues to grow, with a number of fantastic events, shopping and sites to see on our doorstep, which will continue to bring increased visitor numbers to the city.

“The Maldron brand offers great-value and our Newgate Street is a fantastic location, situated in an exciting and vibrant part of the city for both visitor and locals to take advantage of.”

The Newgate Shopping Centre was originally built in 1969 and demolished in 2016.

The city centre site, between Grainger Street, Clayton Street and Falconer’s Court, is being redeveloped by McAleer and Rushe

There will also be a shopping centre and 575-bed student accommodation block when it is finished.

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