Crowne Plaza Hotel Newcastle - Opening Late Summer 2015

This week we were invited to a 'Builder's Lunch' and hard hat tour around The Crowne Plaza in Newcastle before it opens later this year. It is nowhere near finished but I was absolutely blown away with what we were able to see. Expect state of the art conference facilities, free wifi as standard and comfortable executive style bedrooms with a personal touch.

Crowne Plaza Newcastle builders lunch

Dining in Hawthorns

I was very impressed to hear how keen the management team were to keep things local. Hawthorns will open from 10am and serve high-end, locally sourced food (my favourites Turnbulls of Alnwick were mentioned). The Crowne Plaza will break down traditional barriers to hotel dining with clean, clutter free tables (yeah) that are designed to give you space and allow the staff to engage and design your dining experience around you. Whether you want a sandwich and an (ouseburn) coffee for one whilst you catch up with emails or a table for six where you can debrief your team after a day of meetings, Hawthorns has been cleverly designed to be able to adapt around your needs.

Atrium view at Crowne Plaza Newcastle near Central train Stration
This stunning atrium is the centre piece of the hotel

The Gin Bar

With a design-your-own martini menu with over 3000 combinations, local ales and spirits and plans for live music over the weekend, The Gin Bar hopes to serve premium drinks with personal service. We were told that cocktails will be priced around £6.50-£7 which is not at all expensive for a city centre hotel bar.

The Gin Bar, Crowne Plaza Hotel Newcastle

The Gin Bar, Crowne Plaza Hotel Newcastle

Mineral House Spa, Pool and Gymnasium

The spa and pool at Crowne Plaza will really set a benchmark in Newcastle. Located in the basement of the hotel, the pool area is dark and cozy and I think it will be a gorgeous place to relax and unwind in the heart of the city. Facilities include a 10 metre pool, steam room, luxury spa pool, three treatment rooms, a state of the art gym and personal training. 

Mineral House Spa and Pool at Crowne Plaza Newcastle city centre

Mineral House Spa and Pool at Crowne Plaza Newcastle city centre

Crowne Plaza Video

Today was a first for me - I don't think I've ever made a video whilst walking around a building site and half-finished hotel (and I'm not sure I will get the chance to ever do this again). I do think this video gives you a real flavour for the hotel and what to expect - look out for the stunning atrium.

Thanks to Crowne Plaza for our behind the scenes tour. It was a lovely taste of exciting things to come and I can't wait to return soon and see your progress. If you'd like to know more or follow the hotel's progress, you can like Crowne Plaza Newcastle on facebook.



  1. I am too too excited about this opening .. I think I'll be rushing through the door the second it opens!

  2. The gin bar sounds great and I love the sound of the basement spa and gym!

  3. Sounds like it will be fab when it opens. Will definitely have to keep my eyes out

    1. Definitely Alison, I can't wait to go back and see it's progress.

  4. Ooh, it all looks intriguing. Wonder how it will turn out!


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