Sleeperz wins award from Royal Institute of British Architects

Sleeperz wins award from Royal Institute of British Architects

Budget hotel group Sleeperz is celebrating after its Newcastle property won an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The 98-bedroom hotel near Newcastle Central Station was recognised by judges for architectural excellence at the RIBA Hadrian Awards in Leeds last night.

Opened in January, the glass-fronted property was built in a heritage conservation area on the site of a derelict former parcel works on Westgate Road.

This is the second time RIBA has recognised Sleeperz Hotels. In 2010, its Cardiff hotel won the RIBA Wales Award.

David Myers, chief executive of Sleeperz Hotels, said: "We believe in acquiring land that is unusual and extraordinary in shape and transforming it into stylish landmark city centre hotels offering every modern convenience and comfort at affordable rates to leisure and business travellers.

"To win two RIBA Awards for our first two properties is a monumental achievement and worthy recognition for our vision of creating beautiful budget hotels in Britain's leading cities."

Sleeperz Newcastle is the second hotel built by the budget hotel operator. It plans to open new hotels in Birmingham, London and Manchester by 2015.

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By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

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