Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of Radisson RED Newcastle.
Set to open in 2023, the new hotel will be located in the city centre within The High Street Group’s £120m Strawberry Place development, ‘One St James’, and is designed to reflect the city’s upbeat personality.
The new hotel will feature 200 guest rooms, a sky bar, open al fresco space on the roof, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, informal meeting spaces and a residents’ gym. A destination restaurant will also be on site and will not only service the hotel but the wider city as well.
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: ‘We’re very excited to be part of the incredible cultural scene in Newcastle, bringing fun with a fresh, upscale hotel brand to the city centre. Radisson RED and Newcastle are a fantastic match.’
Gary Forrest, Chairman of The High Street Group said: ‘We are delighted to agree the partnership with Radisson Hotel Group, one of the leading global hotel operators, to help make our development at Strawberry Place a fantastic destination location. We are looking forward to working with a company with over 75 years of experience of delivering world class hospitality and exceptional service to customers.
‘Radisson Hotel Group’s culture and beliefs link in perfectly with the High Street Group’s development strategy and vision for Newcastle. The partnership signifies a key aspect of our plans to bring significant long-term benefits to the city, its people and its visitors.’
Positioned at the heart of One St James’, Radisson RED is adjacent to St James’ Park, home to events including football, rugby, music concerts and more. Overall, the scheme will have hospitality facilities for over 1,000 guests.
Radisson RED Newcastle is at walking distance from the vibrant Grey Street and Bigg Market. The hotel will be half a kilometre from Newcastle train station, also known as Newcastle Central. St. James Metro Station is adjacent to the hotel, Monument Metro Station is within walking distance and Newcastle Airport is located 10 kilometres away.
Newcastle is known as a hub of culture and architecture, including the beautiful Angel of the North statue. Other attractions include the BALTIC Centre, Discovery Museum, The Biscuit Factory, Sage Gateshead Performing Arts Centre, The Great North Museum and Laing Art Gallery.