First Hilton hotel in the North opens in Sunderland

The Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland will open adjacent to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light later this spring.

It was created by Gateshead-based architects, Redbox Design Group and has two wings housing 141 en-suite guest rooms.

Key contractors include Opus Building Services, based in Sunderland, Walker Modular, based in Yorkshire and Swandene Specialist Contract Interiors, based at Washington, Tyne and Wear.

“We are delighted to have been involved in this project and have worked hard to reinvest in the local economy by utilising our own locally-based workforce and regional subcontractors as much as possible,” said Tolent Chairman, John Wood.

Construction on the H-shaped property, which began in summer 2015, is being managed by professional service provider, Turner & Townsend and led by Tolent Construction Ltd.