First Hilton hotel in Sunderland is to open in May

Photo by Sorted PR.
Photo by Sorted PR.

The North East’s first and newest hotel is nearing completion.

The Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland will open adjacent to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light later this spring and will be the first Hilton Garden Inn property to launch in northern England.

Kim Kelson, general manager at Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland, said: “It is a real coup for us to be bringing the Hilton Garden Inn brand to such an exciting location just opposite the Stadium of Light.

“The new hotel will help to fill a gap in the market catering for the growing number of people coming to work and play in Sunderland.”

The Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland is created by Gateshead-based architects, Redbox Design Group.

Construction on the H-shaped property, which began in summer 2015, is being managed by professional service provider Turner & Townsend, and led by Tolent Construction Ltd.

Key contractors include Opus Building Services, based in Sunderland, and Swandene Specialist Contract Interiors, based at Washington, Tyne and Wear.

The Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland, which is expected to launch in early May, is already accepting bookings and looking ahead to a busy first quarter.

Ms Kelso, general manager of the new hotel, said: “Once completed, we’re confident that the Hilton Garden Inn will make an ideal base for tourists exploring the sites of Sunderland and the surrounding area.

“It will also offer an accommodation option for those attending events at the Stadium of Light, including football, weddings, corporate events and the performance by Beyonce in June.”

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