One of Newcastle’s oldest hotels, a grade II listed building opposite Central Station, is embarking on a new phase in its development as it becomes part of the international Mercure brand.
The Mercure Newcastle County Hotel, formally known as Thistle Newcastle County Hotel, first opened in 1874, and is now part of the Accor group and owned by Amaris Hospitality.
The hotel is undergoing a multi-million pound investment programme to bring it in line with the Mercure brand.
General manager Anna Wadcock, said: “In joining Mercure we are able to build on the high quality offering we already provide our guests, along with the introduction of several new benefits including the Le Club AccorHotels Loyalty Programme and AccorHotels Business Account. The planned improvements to the hotel will also significantly enhance our existing facilities for both overnight visitors, meetings and event customers and local people using our fantastic restaurant and bar.”
The first floor of the hotel is to have 10 flexible meeting rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 220 people.
The Mercure portfolio now brings 32 hotels under the Accor brand and other hotels joining Mercure as part of the £100m investment by Amaris Hospitality are The Caledonian Hotel in Aberdeen, The Grand Hotel, in Bristol, The Brands Hatch Hotel in Dartford, The Atlantic Tower in Liverpool, The Noke Hotel in St Albans, The Rougemont Hotel in Exeter, The Haydock Park Hotel in Haydock, The Walton Hall Hotel in Warwickshire and The Daventry Court Hotel in Northamptonshire.