A property firm that is expanding into the hotel sector has made its first moves into the industry with the £1.25m redevelopment of a Whitley Bay hotel.
All Saints Living is currently converting Newquay Lodge on Whitley Bay’s South Parade into Hotel 52, a 32-bedroom hotel and restaurant.
The project will see the property’s rooms, reception and public areas, bar and restaurant transformed, with a derelict space turned into a South American-themed eatery.
Steve Welsh has been appointed as the hotel’s new general manager, and one of his first targets will be to launch the new Loca restaurant.
Work on the new hotel and restaurant is expected to be completed within the next few weeks, ready for a May opening.
With its debut well underway, All Saints Living is ramping up the expansion plans with the development of a second Hotel 52 in Stanley, on the site of the former Stanfield House residential home.
Based at Saint Cuthbert House in Newcastle, All Saints Living is part of The High Street Group, which was established by entrepreneur Gary Forrest in 2004. Until now, the Newcastle-based company has specialised in conversions and new developments of homes for sale and serviced apartments for rent.