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Radisson Hotel Group expands with Newscatle signing

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of Radisson RED Newcastle – bringing the fun, upscale hotel brand to one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.

Set to open in 2023, the innovative and style-savvy hotel will be located in the city centre within The High Street Group’s £120m Strawberry Place development, One St James’, which is next to the much-loved home of Newcastle United Football Club, St. James’ Park.

Designed to reflect the city’s personality with upbeat, colourful rooms, Radisson RED Newcastle presents a playful twist on the conventional - informal services where anything goes, a social scene that’s waiting to be shared and bold design that kickstarts the fun.

The new hotel will feature 200 guest rooms as well as a stylish sky bar - set to be one of the best in the city – as well as an open al fresco space on the roof, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, trendy informal meeting spaces and a top of the range residents’ gym.

A destination restaurant will also be on site and will not only service the hotel but the wider city as well. From amazing everyday essentials to Instagrammable statement designs, Radisson RED delivers a stand-out experience in buzzing destinations across Europe.

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.

“The partnership strengthens the High Street Group’s position as a leading developer, which builds sustainable communities, through lifestyle offerings which give our residents more than just a place to live.

“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 will neighbour a collection of more than 300 world-class, affordable rent apartments and premium offices, alongside attractive public spaces, which will be bordered by a range of bars and restaurants.

The adjacent St James’ Park is home to a huge range of events besides football, including rugby, music concerts and more. Overall, the scheme will have hospitality facilities for over 1,000 guests which is perfectly placed for match days, busy weekends and events in the city.

The central location of Radisson RED Newcastle is a few minutes’ walk from the vibrant Grey Street and Bigg Market, which puts Newcastle on the map as one of the top party cities in the world and perfect for a weekend away.

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.