A sales drive has been launched by directors of the much-anticipated Crowne Plaza Newcastle, with bookings now being taken to stay in the multi-million pound Stephenson Quarter hotel.
The 251-bed is now virtually open for business, with guests able to book in for stays from September.
The new website going live coincides with the appointment of the hotel sales director, Amanda McBride, who is already working towards promoting what promises to become one of Newcastle’s most luxurious and contemporary hotel.
Once complete, the impressive seven-storey Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter will feature a conferencing suite that can cater for up to 412 people and six adaptable meeting rooms that can accommodate meetings of 12 up to 100 people.
The hotel’s construction and the fit-out, overseen by the property developer Clouston Group, is on schedule for a July opening. Online bookings can only be made from September, but the sales director can accommodate earlier bookings.
Born and raised in Belfast, Ms McBride’s Crowne Plaza appointment represents a return to Newcastle where she had her first job after graduating from the University of Chester.
She said: “I am very excited to be moving back to Newcastle and becoming a part of such a significant project.
“We are already working with the key tourism contacts in the region and building anticipation for our opening in July.
“Newcastle has changed a lot in the last 20 years so I am really looking forward to exploring what the city has to offer as well as being a part of this great project which will become a fabulous asset for the city.”
Paul Szomoru, head of business tourism at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, added: “The addition of such a fantastic new hotel and conferencing facility in the city centre is a clear signal of investor confidence in the area and great news for the industry, as well as conference and events organisers who will be even more spoilt for choice.”