Maldron Hotel Newgate Street officially opened its doors to excited customers for the first time on Tuesday, 4th December.
The four-star hotel, which is owned and operated by Dalata Hotel Group, Ireland’s leading hotel operator, is the first Maldron to open in mainland UK and is part of a £100 million development on the site of the former Newgate Centre shopping mall.
The new hotel has created over 80 new jobs for the local community through a combination of hotel positions and also through the hotel’s housekeeping partner WGC. The proud new team will officially open the hotel, including General Manager, Anna Wadcock, who first started her hotel career back in 1999 as a receptionist at the Quality Hotel, which formally stood in the Maldron’s place.
Located on Newgate Street, the new hotel sits right in the heart of the city, minutes’ walk to Newcastle Central Train Station, Monument Metro stop, Eldon Square Shopping Centre, St James Park, providing a central location for guests who are looking for stylish and comfortable accommodation with Newcastle City at their doorstep.
The hotel boasts a range of rooms including double, twin, triple and family rooms, as well as executive rooms. Each of its 265 rooms feature flat screen TVs, tea and coffee facilities and en-suite bathrooms with rainfall showers as well as Google Chromecast offering guests access to all the latest streaming services.
Guests and visitors to Maldron Newgate Street can expect great food from the Grain and Grill Restaurant as well as Dalata Hotel Group’s own coffee brand, Red Bean Roastery, a signature blend of coffee prepared by expert baristas. Led by head chef Andrew Scott, the Grain & Grill Restaurant serves a refreshing menu of healthy and hearty meals designed to cater for all palettes using local suppliers to bring guests a taste of the Toon.
Guests can also sit back and relax in the outdoor courtyard area for alfresco drinking and dining. With friendly, helpful staff, good food and excellent facilities, the new hotel is the perfect place to enjoy good times with family and friends.
There’s also four state of the art conference room and event facilities available, offering an easily accessible city centre location for anyone holding a meeting room or event in Newcastle.
All rooms are bathed in natural daylight and come equipped with the latest conference technology, including 75 inch plasma screens, high speed wi-fi and air conditioning. Between them, the four meeting rooms offer delegates unlimited tea, coffee, soft drinks and catered breaks, with the largest holding up to 60 people in theatre style.
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.
Anna Wadcock, General Manager at Maldron Newcastle 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.”
This is the first of several Maldron hotel openings planned for the UK as part of a multi-million-pound investment throughout the Maldron Hotel network.
The Dalata Hotel Group has unrivalled expertise in hospitality, and already operates seven Clayton hotels in the UK, two in London, Cardiff, Leeds, Birmingham, Belfast and Manchester Airport along with two Maldron hotels in Belfast city centre and at Belfast International Airport.
Guests wishing to stay in any Maldron Hotel are encouraged to book direct through www.maldronhotelnewcastle.com in order to save 20% opening discount per room per night. For conference and events, fantastic competitive day delegate packages are available.
Make It Maldron exclusive discount is available on all Maldron Hotels’ most popular rates.