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Canada's Sandman Hotel Group Opens its First UK Property with
January 9, 2012 - A LEADING Canadian hotel chain has opened its first UK site. The multi-million pound Sandman Signature Hotel Newcastle, has been created in what was the former headquarters of the Scottish and Newcastle Brewery in the city centre and is now is entering the final stages of a multi-million pound investment with its first phase now open to the public.
The 175-bedroom hotel is a member of the Sandman Hotel Group - Canada’s fastest-growing, privately-owned hospitality group with more than 200 jobs created across every area, from construction through to operations.
The stylish, four-star hotel will incorporate two on-site conference rooms and free, high-speed internet access to appeal to business travellers, as well as a variety of room types, including fully-furnished, self-catering suites. The UK’s first Shark Club Gastro Bar will also open on the lobby level and will provide 24 hour room service to hotel residents.
Director of the Sandman Hotel Group in the UK, Mitchell Gaglardi, said: “Sandman Signature is delighted to choose Newcastle for its first hotel in the UK, which was chosen for a number of reasons.
“Not only is its hospitality to visitors legendary the world over, but it also benefits from superb transport links and, being the foremost city in the North of England, it is inevitably a big draw for businesses and tourists alike.
“ We are confident that the Sandman Signature Hotel Newcastle will prove an ideal destination for both visitors and Newcastle residents who will now be able to see at first hand the high standard of care that has gone into creating this unique hotel.”
The hotel is a member of the Sandman Hotel Group, which owns more than 40 hotels, resorts, inns and suites across Canada and is now actively looking for other sites across the UK.
The new hotel is within close proximity to key Newcastle attractions such as St. James’ Park, Grey Street, the Theatre Royal, China Town, Eldon Square and Castle Keep. Metro and rail stations are all within walking distance.
For more information visit www.sandmansignature.co.uk
0191 265 6111