Malhotra Group will open a new ‘flagship’ venue close to its Grey Street Hotel in Newcastle following a £1.5m investment project.
Leila Lily’s, situated in the former Living Room site on Grey Street, comprises three areas, a bar, restaurant and nightclub, and will complement the 49-bedroom hotel and All About You spa on the same street when it opens its doors in September.
The new addition has been named after operations director Atul Malhotra’s two-year-old daughter, and will add to the group’s portfolio of bars, hotels and restaurants across Tyneside when it launches in the autumn.
Malhotra said: “This will be our flagship.”
Leila Lily’s spans two floors, with the wallpaper, furniture, bathroom fittings, crockery and glassware chosen by Malhotra himself.
Decorated with a floral theme, the centrepiece will be a large, oval glass VIP table with a living garden growing through it.
This is the first of more than 10 developments scheduled be carried out by Malhotra Group plc on Grey Street and Mosley Street over the next three to four years as part of a long-term plan to restore the listed buildings to their former glory.