Iconic Park Hotel Tynemouth undergoing £3m transformation

The Park Hotel Tynemouth – one of the area’s most iconic landmarks – is undergoing a £3m transformation.transformation-underway-at-the-iconic-park-hotel-tynemouth

The first phase of work, costing £2.5m, began in January 2018 and has seen all 55 en-suite bedrooms and bathrooms extensively refurbished, as well as the construction of a new restaurant and kitchen.

The Park Hotel Tynemouth was built in the 1930s and its distinctive Art Deco style has been a major influence during its modernisation.

The design and décor of the new bedrooms, for example, pays homage to the hotel’s Art Deco roots. Most of the bedrooms have sea views.

The new restaurant – called The Salt Cove and the brainchild of an award-winning designer – also combines the style of the 1930s with a contemporary look.  Its original ceiling has been restored and the extensive dining area features exposed brick and wood.the-park-hotel-tynemouths-sales-marketing-manager-kara-beecroft

Diners will sit in comfort in booths as they enjoy food prepared in a state of the art kitchen.  The menu will focus on hearty and high quality food: burgers, flatbreads and hanging kebabs.

Refreshments will be provided by expert cocktail makers, and beers, gins – as well as ingredients for meals – will be supplied by the best local producers.

There will also be a beer garden at the front to allow guests, passing cyclists and dog walkers to enjoy a drink and a stunning view out to sea.the-shape-of-things-to-come-at-the-park-hotel-tynemouth

The hotel will re-open later this summer and the project will be completed with a further £500,000 spent on the reception area and the hotel’s ballroom – which measures 3,760 sq feet – and the other event suites, which are all being equipped with the latest Audio Visual equipment.

The number of staff will be trebled and next year a conference and banqueting team will also be recruited.

The hotel’s beachside location between a thriving Tynemouth and a reviving Whitley Bay, good transport links and easy access to the rest of the region has encouraged the owners to make such a significant investment in the hotel’s future.

“We already have a stunning location and we are creating the facilities and top quality service to match,” said the hotel’s Sales & Marketing Manager Kara Beecroft.

“Whether you are staying in the hotel, visiting for a meal or drink, holding your wedding reception or staging a major exhibition or conference, The Park Hotel Tynemouth will serve your needs.

“We will provide fantastic food and drink and are very excited about the relationships we are developing with some great local suppliers.  Together we will deliver an excellent experience for our guests.”

Wedding bookings for 2019 have already increased five-fold.  Thousands of people are expected to attend Nethermined – one of Europe’s biggest gaming conventions – which is taking place at the hotel on 11 and 12 August, and in November it is staging a Winter Fayre.

“The team behind the hotel’s transformation have worked incredibly hard and we are all so proud of what has already been achieved and what we expect will be achieved in the coming months and years,” said Mrs Beecroft.

“We’ll attract visitors and events from the rest of the UK and beyond, and local residents – as they have throughout the history of The Park Hotel Tynemouth – will look to us for their special occasions.”

Local residents who have enjoyed special occasions in the past are invited to share their memories and pictures of the hotel via info@parkhoteltynemouth.co.uk