Spanish City and Park Hotel redevelopment is a sign that North Tyneside is on the up

The Mayor of North Tyneside is feeling optimistic for the future of the area as the £36 million Seafront Master Plan comes to fruition.

Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “Everywhere you look there is real change and people are rightly feeling optimistic about the future thanks to our various regeneration schemes.

The restoration of the Spanish City is nearing completion and is sure to draw visitors from far and wide when it reopens in late spring.”

The council has been backed by a £36m Seafront Master Plan which is aimed at making the area even more attractive to visitors, residents and businesses.

The crown jewel of this revitalisation is the refurbishment of the iconic Spanish City. The building is being brought back to life following a restoration project that will see the introduction of new leisure facilities including; family-friendly restaurants, fine dining, tearooms, event spaces and a champagne bar.

Ms Redfearn said: “As a council, we are committed to creating somewhere unique that we are all proud of where visitors want to keep coming back to and businesses can thrive. We also work with local businesses to encourage investment in our coastline.”

The Park Hotel was built in 1939 and sits proudly on the coast of Tynemouth next to the Blue Reef Aquarium. The building originally hosted 30 bedrooms and was hailed as one of the most modern hotels of its generation.

Now the hotel is going through a regeneration which will bring it into the 21st century.

Kara Beecroft, Manager of Marketing at the Park Hotel said: “The transformation of this coastline is terrific news for everyone in the North Tyneside conurbation.

“The Park Hotel sits in the heart of the North Tyneside coast and the redevelopment of this magnificent building is evidence that we are seeing a resurgence of this once great tourist hotbed.”

It is expected that the Park Hotel will be fully refurbished later this year.

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