Northumberland hospitality group expands south with 40-bed new-build boutique

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An award-winning hospitality group in Northumberland is expanding south with a new hotel due to open at Blyth in July.

The Inn Collection Group is gearing up to launch its new purpose-built The Commissioners Quay Inn in just a few month’s time, and is now stepping up its recruitment drive for key positions such as head chef and assistant manager.

The Inn, which is being built by Northumberland Development Company The Arch, will comprise 40 bedrooms over four floors, plus a large bar and dining areas and will mark the group’s fourth acquisition in Northumberland.

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The expanding hospitality and leisure specialist is the biggest private bedroom provider in Northumberland with more than 200 bedrooms across its North East estate.

The Commissioners Quay Inn joins the North East Tourism Pub of the Year, The Bamburgh Castle Inn in Seahouses, The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal and The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick as part of the Inn Collection portfolio.

The Seaton Lane Inn near Sunderland, The King’s Head Inn at Newton under Roseberry and the newly-acquired The Kingslodge Inn in Durham – the group’s first city-centre site – complete the group.

The Inn Collection Group operations director Sean Donkin said: “We’re excited to be putting the finishing touches to The Commissioners Quay Inn and are looking forward to starting the recruitment of key staff for the inn.

“The Inn Collection Group is a dynamic, fast-growing business with a positive and motivational culture for our employees. These are great opportunities for people who want to take their career in the hospitality sector to the next level to join our team.”

The Inn Collection Group was a finalist in the Best Accommodation Operator category in this year’s Publican Awards and was also named as Best Leisure Business in The Northumberland Business Awards in 2015.



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