Motel One has opened its fifth UK property and first in Newcastle.
The 222-room Motel One Newcastle is housed within a combined new-build and renovated development on High Bridge in the city centre, within walking distance of Newcastle rail station.
The hotel’s interiors have been influenced by the city’s local history and culture, with the One Lounge breakfast area inspired by the seven bridges over the River Tyne, and the bar by Robert Stephenson’s steam train invention the Rocket.
Even the reception area has been given the Newcastle touch, with black-and-white striped walls inspired by the city’s football club.
Rooms in the old section of the hotel feature velvet curtains and “beautifully detailed wallpaper”, while those in the modern part are contemporary in style.
All rooms feature Egyptian cotton bed linen, monsoon rain showers and Loewe flatscreen TVs. There is free wifi throughout the hotel, and iPads are available for guest use. Rooms start from £59 per night.
Two further hotels are currently under development in Glasgow (next to the city’s railway station) and Manchester (Cross Street) – for more information see news October 22, 2015.