11 May 2021
Meliá Hotels International, Spain’s largest hotel group, will officially open INNSiDE Newcastle on Monday 17 May, in line with the Government’s roadmap announcement. Bringing a slice of continental life to the heart of the city, the 161-room hotel will be located on the historical Quayside, offering breath-taking views across the River Tyne and an eclectic home-from-home feel for guests to explore Newcastle’s city centre.
Situated a short distance from Newcastle Railway Station and Newcastle International Airport, INNSiDE Newcastle provides a home away from home for both national and international business and leisure travelers. INNSiDE Newcastle offers five multi-functional meeting spaces with maximum capacity for up to 170 banqueting, including a Big Ideas Space, full of smart, sustainable touches to inspire the unconventional. The hotel also offers a bespoke ‘Workcation’ package for business travellers looking for convenience, comfort and flexibility.
Each stay will be enriched with music, art and wellness curated by the hotel’s local experts and in keeping with INNSiDE by Meliá’s philosophy ‘Stay Curious’, which promises to accommodate guests’ every need with considered comforts and inspired experiences. INNSiDE Newcastle will launch with a collection of unique touches to enhance the everyday experiences, including a creative collaboration with North East Art Collective, Lines Behind and Atomhawk, digital wellness classes that are bookable to suit your schedule and bike and kayak hire to explore the city and beyond.
INNSiDE Newcastle has collaborated with local art gallery, North East Art Collective, a reflection of the hotel’s commitment to local culture, to showcase collections from local artists across the hotel’s bedrooms and public spaces. Guests will be able to explore limited edition prints and original paintings with everything from abstracts to landscapes.
The gallery prides itself on supporting artists within the region, creating opportunities to flourish, whilst also celebrating the city’s unique talent, culture and heritage around the world. INNSiDE Newcastle worked closely with the North East Art Collective to curate a collection of artists’ works to be showcased in the bedrooms for guests to enjoy, and to purchase if they wish.
North East Art Collective will also host a permanent exhibition in the communal area outside the events space, at INNSiDE Newcastle, displaying artworks from local contemporary artists on a quarterly rotational basis.
For those that keep wellness at the top of their list when travelling, INNSiDE Newcastle is also home to a stylish fitness hub, complete with state-of-the-art gym equipment and Wexer technology, available for guest use 24-hours a day. With an unparalleled virtual class library that brings the world’s leading fitness brands and ambassadors direct to INNSiDE Newcastle, Wexer gym-tech offers hundreds of classes, from cardio and conditioning to mind & body, all from top instructors
Guests that like to explore in style will be able to hire a Cycle Hub bike from the hotel’s reception. Simply book via the hotel’s Stay App for a reduced hire rate, providing 24 hours’ notice. INNSiDE Newcastle is surrounded by cycle routes, starting with trails along the Quayside and routes that lead to the Northumberland coastline to Tynemouth, or up to Hexham with wonderful views of Hadrian’s Wall.
INNSiDE Newcastle is perfect for those that like to get out on the water, its close proximity to the city’s Quayside allows adventurous guests to book a kayak experience on the River Tyne. Booked direct through the hotel, in partnership with CBK Adventure, quietly paddle beneath the famed seven bridges of the Tyne, discovering the history and cultural changes of the city as you go.
INNSiDE Newcastle has collaborated with creative man about toon, James Dixon, of Lines Behind, to inject a little illustrative imagination, as the mural-style illustrator has created a bespoke Newcastle-inspired masterpiece, which will be used across a number of in-house touchpoints, including staff uniforms, across public spaces in and around the hotel, and purchasable merchandise. And in keeping with the creative fabric of INNSiDE, a local partnership with visionary gaming and product designers, Atomhawk will combine its unique talents and perspectives to breathe life into walls that surround the hotel’s meeting spaces.
INNSiDE Newcastle takes architectural inspiration from iconic local landmarks such as the Tyne’s bridges, whilst the hotel’s interior showcases a light, minimal and versatile space, featuring modern and comfortable furnishings. The Open Living Lounge will act as the beating heart of the hotel, with the open plan lobby offering the ideal transitional space to allow guests skip seamlessly from work to play. The Open Living Lounge will serve food throughout the day with local DJs providing the perfect soundtrack for guests and visitors to relax and unwind over a post-work cocktail.
Guests and locals alike will be able to enjoy an exclusive dining experience on the Tyne, thanks to the restaurant’s floor to ceiling windows and beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking the iconic river. This space will become an exciting destination restaurant for both hotel guests and locals alike.
Demonstrating INNSiDE by Meliá’s commitment to sustainability, single-use paper and plastic have been eliminated throughout all properties with sustainable amenities available in all rooms, along with 100% eco-friendly bedlinens and towels. INNSiDE by Meliá has hotels in 28 locations, spread across 10 countries with 13 additional properties in the pipeline. Upcoming new openings include INNSiDE Liverpool and INNSiDE Lisbon.
As part of Meliá Hotels International, INNSiDE Newcastle will operate the global ‘Stay Safe With Meliá’ programme across the hotel, including measures to prioritise guest and staff safety during Covid-19.