Sleeperz Hotel to open in Newcastle
A hotel is to create 25 jobs when it opens in Newcastle.
Sleeperz Hotels is building a 98-bedroom, six-storey hotel on Westgate Road near Central Station.
Recruitment and construction is under way, with the hotel due to open in December.
The development follows about £7m of investment in the Sleeperz brand and the opening of its first hotel in Cardiff in 2008.
David Myers, chief executive of Sleeperz Hotels, said: "North East England is known for friendliness and its warmth of welcome.
"We would like local people to play a big part in delivering great service to our customers and inspiring people to return to the region again and again."
The company also has plans to expand into other UK cities, including Liverpool, Manchester and London.