High Street Hospitality has broken ground on its sixth hotel development as it continues its rapid expansion across the UK.
The company is investing £3.5m into a new site in Durham, which will comprise a 40-bedroom hotel, restaurant and children’s play area due to open for business next summer.
Once complete, the hotel will become the fourth in the company’s Hotel 52 chain, joining properties in Stanley, Washington and Whitley Bay as part of the portfolio.
Phill Brumwell, managing director with High Street Hospitality, said: “We are delighted to be establishing another outlet in such a great location, having worked closely with Durham County Council to identify a site close to the Great North Road and Durham’s World Heritage attractions.
“When completed it will be an affordable boutique hotel with high quality food and beverage outlets.”
High Street Hospitality has also recently acquired the Sea Hotel in South Shields, which is undergoing a £1.4m refurbishment and The Parkmore Hotel in Eaglescliffe. Both will operate outside the Hotel 52 brand.
The operator and constructor of the hotel are both part of Newcastle based The High Street Group of Companies, which has committed to create a chain of up to 20 hotels across the region.