Market 2021

April 2021


Image: Gateshead Council/HOK


One of the few remaining ‘gaps on a map’ for leading international hotel brands in a major UK conurbation has been resolved, with the announcement that Accor will be flying its Novotel (187 bedrooms) and Ibis (140) flags, in a new, dual branded hotel adjacent the River Tyne in Gateshead. The ‘two in one’ hotel, to be managed by Vine Hotels, will form part of the half million square feet, arena, conference and exhibition led waterfront development, ‘Newcastle Gateshead Quays’, and is expected to open in 2024.

Unsurprisingly for such a project, demand from hotel franchisors and managers was considerable, and on which NJBHLP worked jointly with BNPP Real Estate’s Newcastle office, in advising Gateshead Council. An important part of this research involved running along both banks of the Tyne and crossing alternative bridges, early one glorious morning in 2019, a labour enabling real time confirmation that this is a fantastic and highly accessible location for an important mixed use North East destination development.

Nick Barber
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