Hotel Expansion Continues


A Newcastle-based hospitality business is to build a new 58-bedroom hotel between Sunderland and Washington.

High Street Hospitality has completed the purchase of The Three Horse Shoes and Tavistock Italia restaurant, close to the A19 in Washington and just north of Nissan’s Wearside plant.

The company plans to build a new hotel on the site, which will become the fourth in the Hotel 52 chain, while the restaurant will be rebranded to become a Pazzo Italian restaurant.

The £3.85m project would provide employment opportunities for local contractors and subsequently 12 new jobs when the hotel is operational.

A planning application has been submitted for the new hotel proposal, which will involve a modular construction technique aimed at reducing the duration of the build. The developer hopes to begin work early next year, subject to planning approval.

Phill Brumwell, High Street Hospitality managing director, said: “We’re delighted to add yet another excellent location to our growing hotel and restaurant business. With superb links to both Tyneside and Wearside, we look forward to being part of delivering more much needed, high quality accommodation and dining options for visitors to our region, through our Hotel 52 and Pazzo brands.

“We are currently examining options for more outlets across Tyne and Wear, in Durham and in Cumbria – where we hope to invest further in the coming months.”