Kyle Mackings, Kymel CEO with Rhiannon Griffiths, Muckle LLP associate
Kyle Mackings, Kymel CEO with Rhiannon Griffiths, Muckle LLP associate.
Nick Hill

Hospitality group secures 10-year lease on Whitley Bay’s revamped Spanish City

The restoration and revamp of Whitley Bay’s Spanish City has made further developments as the venue is preparing to officially open.

Kymel Trading, a hospitality group, has now formally agreed a 10-year lease to run the venue when it opens this summer.

Tyneside-based Kymel was advised on the lease agreement by real estate lawyers at Muckle LLP, the North East independent law firm for business.

The dome is set to offer a range of dining options including a traditional tea room, fish and chip restaurant, champagne bar, ice-cream and waffle house and a fine dining restaurant.

The venue, which includes a dedicated function room for weddings, conferences and private parties, also features seaward-facing full height windows, revealing views of the coast and St Mary’s Island.

Kyle Mackings, CEO of Kymel, said: “This is an amazing project for Kymel to be involved in. We specialise in high quality led businesses that offer nothing but the finest quality in unique surroundings, and Spanish City, which has been lovingly restored and retained many of its original features, fits our business perfectly.

“The plans for the venue are incredibly exciting and we’re delighted to have completed this lease, aided by Muckle LLP, whose lawyers responded to our needs quickly, provided practical solutions and guided us smoothly through the process.

“Now we can’t wait to open and share this beautiful venue with all the local residents and many visitors we hope to see.”

Rhiannon Griffiths, associate solicitor, added: “Spanish City is a stunning building and, given the sector expertise Kyle and his experienced team bring to the venue, it is certain to have a profoundly positive impact on the local area under Kymel’s leadership.

“As an independent North East law firm, Muckle is incredibly passionate about the region and we are so proud to be involved in this transformational project.”

Kymel Trading was established in 2013 with the acquisition of Trenchers Restaurant in Whitby and Crab Manor Hotel & Crab and Lobster Restaurant in Asenby, North Yorkshire.

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