sleeperz brings new compact lifestyle hotel to Newcastle
January 12, 2011
Following the great success of the landmark Cardiff hotel, Sleeperz Hotels is set to head to the North East with a brand new hotel coming soon for Newcastle.
Situated at the bottom of Westgate Road, close to the city’s Central Station, it will closely follow the original Cardiff model – aimed at providing guests with the city living experience within a hotel environment.
The design-led building will include 95 stylish bedrooms – with accommodation targeted at both the business and leisure traveller – a café-bar and meeting rooms.
The £7.5m six-storey development was given the go-ahead by Newcastle City Council planning committee after being told by their planning officers that the scheme will improve the area.
Experts from English Heritage also told the council’s planning committee that the development would have a positive impact on the conservation area, with the historic railway arches in Westgate Road to be converted and incorporated into the scheme.
Sleeperz will once again be working in close co-operation with Network Rail to develop a highly visible and recognisable landmark hotel in Newcastle. Maximum use will be made of space, with the building’s striking glass façade allowing light to flood through the building.
Its 95 bedrooms will all feature internet access, with complimentary wi-fi and hard-wired broadband connection, together with free local and national phone calls. Other facilities will include a café-bar providing an all-day contemporary food and drinks menu, together with meeting room services designed for the business visitor, with rooms priced at between £60 and £155 a night.
Head of Marketing and Sales, Javeed Anwar, said: “Sleeperz will offer an affordable and quality lifestyle alternative to mainstream limited service hotels and the more expensive mid market hotels in the north-east capital.
“No element of style will be sacrificed in creating quality compact high specification rooms with fresh, colourful and contemporary interiors that create a sense of modern urban living.
“Newcastle is already an extremely vibrant city, and with all the current development that’s taking place it is fast becoming a must-visit destination – for both business and leisure travellers.”
“The site for our next hotel fits perfectly with the Sleeperz Hotels ethos – utilising irregular shaped sites very close to mainline railway stations to create distinctive landmark buildings.
“This is a very exciting time for us as we look ahead to the official launch of Sleeperz Hotels in Cardiff next month, to be followed by the introduction of the new hotel concept to Newcastle, Manchester and the rest of the UK.”