The Park Hotel in Tynemouth.
Chloe Shakesby

North East pub chain expands into Tynemouth with "iconic" beachside hotel

A North East pub company has announced that it is expanding into North Tyneside for the first time with its latest acquisition.

The Inn Collection Group, which owns 21 pubs, has completed the acquisition of “iconic” art deco site The Park Hotel at Longsands beach.

The site, which is on Grand Parade in Tynemouth, has 53 bedrooms and will remain closed in the short term while a redevelopment of the site.

This comes after the group announced a recruitment drive that will create 200 jobs ahead of its sites reopening in May.

Sean Donkin, managing director of The Inn Collection Group said: “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming The Park into our pubs with rooms family.

“With its location alongside one of the UK’s most popular beaches and proximity to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, it’s a great fit with our brand, offering customers stunning places to eat, drink, sleep and explore from in outstanding locations across Northern England.

“We’re excited to have established a new presence in North Tyneside with a site as unique and dynamic as The Park.

“It has been a long-term target and we are looking forward to developing the site with a view to maximising the opportunities presented from its location, potential offering and local environment.”

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