Hilton Newcastle Gateshead
A contemporary new look for a hotel in an iconic riverside setting
Our latest project working with Hilton Hotels took us to the North East, creating and supplying furniture for a popular riverside hotel overlooking the iconic Tyne Bridge.
The project was completed in three phases, encompassing the buzzy restaurant and bar, meetings and events space and the large lobby area.
The hotel's location makes it a popular choice for business and leisure travellers - it's close to the Utility Arena, St James' Park & Newcastle's popular nightlife, and also well-connected for travel by road, rail and air. It's busy throughout the day, so it was important that all furniture supplied is hard-wearing and allows for flexible use of the spaces, as well as looking great.
The new-look lobby makes a great first impression on guests arriving at the hotel - bright and spacious, it's dominated by full height glazing that showcases the Tyne Bridge and river outside. We supplied our Atlas lounge chair and sofa, which sit perfectly alongside our Circuit coffee table to create smaller seating zones with warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our Bellevue high back lounge chair is an appealing spot to relax and enjoy the riverside views.
We always enjoy an opportunity to create bespoke pieces for a project, delivering something unique that designed to the client's specifications. The hotel's riverside restaurant is a popular choice for guests and other diners, and needs to be able to cater for everyone from solo diners, families and friends through to large groups. Our bespoke banquette is upholstered in warm burgundy leather and an abstract patterned fabric which looks great alongside our Sinatra chairs in navy fabric and leather. The banquettes give the contemporary look of fixed seating but are moveable, allowing the restaurant operational flexibility in terms of changing layouts to respond to demand.
Our Sinatra chair also appears in a warm ochre yellow which works well with our solid ash table tops. Bar stools from the Sinatra collection are upholstered in a deep ruby-coloured leather and velvet fabric, adding warmth to the light and airy bar area and working well with our high bar tables.
Meetings and events are a key part of the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead operation, hosting corporate events, conferences and meetings across a suite of rooms. We created a bespoke solid wood console table which adds an elegant touch to this area of the hotel, and supplied our Luna sofa to provide additional seating for delegates and event guests. This is a compact, stylish piece with mid-century influences. Upholstered in a smart slate blue with stitched details on the back, it's another practical addition to the interior that adds interest and warmth to a busy space.
It was a pleasure to work once again with Abi Perry-Jones and team at Jones AD on this project - Abi's experience in hospitality design means it's always a creative, collaborative way of working and we think the end result looks fantastic.