Radisson to open its first hotel in the north-east

19 Jul 2008 by Mark Caswell

Radisson SAS will open its 13th hotel in
the UK and the Channel
Islands in Durham
this November.

The 207-room property will be located 10
minutes’ walk from Durham’s
train station and will have a restaurant, bar, gym, swimming pool and treatment

For business travellers Radisson offers
free wifi internet and the hotel will have 10 flexible meeting rooms and a
conference area, which can cater for 600 delegates and 400 for a sit down

The Radisson property will be a boost to Durham’s hotel scene, as until now the Durham Marriott
Royal County
and the Premier Inn Durham City Centre (near the Gala Theatre) were the only
major hotel brands in the centre of the city. Perhaps in view of the Radisson’s
imminent arrival, the Marriott has recently been refurbished at a cost of
around £3 million.

Other hotels of note in Durham are Grafton House, a boutique hotel
which caters for both leisure and business travellers, and The Fallen Angel
Hotel, a new boutique offering due to open in August. Further out are Lumley
Castle Hotel and Seaham Hall Hotel and Spa.

For more information on the Radisson SAS
Durham visit, and for information on Durham and the surrounding area see and

Report by Felicity Cousins

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