9 MAY 2011

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Article from BTNews 9 MAY 2011

Jurys Inn Gateshead - Newcastle is on its way

Gateshead Quays Jurys Inn is now preparing for a summer opening 2011.  For those whose geography of the Newcastle region is weak Gateshead Quays is directly across the Tyne from Newcastle city centre via the unique Millennium tilting bridge.

The highly anticipated hotel will be home to the first extensive green roof of its size in the North East leading the way for future properties to contribute positively to environmental issues in the local area. The ecologically responsible living sedum roof is formed of living plants which improves the thermal insulation of the building, helps support the local ecology and aids biodiversity by providing a healthy habitat for indigenous flora and fauna.

Using plant life instead of slate or other traditional roofing materials, the roof will not only look attractive, it will also reduce the risk of flood by retaining a proportion of the annual rainfall and reducing rainwater run-off.

The Newcastle Gateshead Quays Jurys Inn will offer 203 rooms, conference facilities and a riverside restaurant and bar.  Its sister hotel, the 274-room Jurys Inn Newcastle, opened 2003, is only a few minutes' walk away, close by the main railway station. http://newcastlehotels.jurysinns.com http://newcastlegateshead.jurysinns.com

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