Grade-II listed Grey Street Hotel in Newcastle has now unveiled the results of its recent £1.2m redevelopment, which saw owners North-East Malhotra Group transform the property over an 18-month period.
The historic hotel in the city centre has been undergoing a phased refurbishment since the start of 2016, which saw its 49 bedrooms, conference room and reception area transformed, plus the addition of a new ‘urban retreat’.
The hotel – which retains a number of features such as art nouveau tiling and mosaic flooring – has given each of its bedrooms an uplift, with a new teal, green, pink and purple colour palette, as well as a feature wall bearing a large-scale image of a Tyneside landmark.
There have also been changes to the hotel’s layout, including the relocation of the entrance and the creation of All About You, an urban beauty retreat in the upper basement.
Comprised of three treatment rooms, the new spa space also has a nail bar, a pedicure station and a make-up area on a mezzanine level.
The hotel’s main conference room, the Monument Suite, has been extended to hold up to 100 people and can be divided into smaller spaces, while a smaller meeting room, The Snug, holding up to six people, has been created for private events.
“This development goes way beyond cosmetic,” said Atul Malhotra, operations director at The Malhotra Group plc.
“We’ve taken an entirely fresh look at the space to widen its appeal to residents and non-residents alike and to ensure it is as attractive to the city’s business community and spa-goers as it is to those visiting from outside the region.
“Our challenge has been in providing the standard of luxury and comfort today’s hotel visitors expect, while respecting the building’s historical and architectural significance and I am confident we have achieved this.”