Hotel planned for building over Newport nightclub, Delilah’s

A 60-BEDROOM hotel is coming to Newport city centre above bar and nightclub Delilah’s.

Refurbishment will begin on the top half of the High Street property first, so that Delilah’s bar and nightclub remains open as usual for as long as possible. The Newport hotel is due to be complete towards the end of 2013.

A spokesman for Delilah’s said: “We may stay open, it’s an open book at the moment.

They are still finalising the details.

“We may continue operating as a bar and nightclub, with a hotel operating above us.

“If not there are a lot of vacant properties close by and if needs be we could move.”

The Premier Inn hotel, to be located in High Street, is part of parent company Whitbread’s aim to increase the 49,000 Premier Inn bedrooms across the UK to 65,000 open and trading by 2016.

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10:31am Tue 16 Oct 12

smokintheweed says...

Considering the Kings Hotel shut due to lack of business is this a wise idea?
Considering the Kings Hotel shut due to lack of business is this a wise idea? smokintheweed
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5:17pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Strider says...

Delilahs owner regularly advertise's in the Argus; they also owns every pub in Newport and has just re-opened Reflex as Mojo as Delilahs is closing..

Delilahs is becoming a Travel lodge paid for by grant money and Delilah's lease is expiring and also the Cotton Club has had its music license revoked at night(hence its now a pizza place), as the council don't want a night club next to a Hotel. Both thisisnotgwent and Newport Councils websites confirm this so why is the Argus saying otherwise..

Google former yates building becoming travel lodge
Delilahs owner regularly advertise's in the Argus; they also owns every pub in Newport and has just re-opened Reflex as Mojo as Delilahs is closing.. Delilahs is becoming a Travel lodge paid for by grant money and Delilah's lease is expiring and also the Cotton Club has had its music license revoked at night(hence its now a pizza place), as the council don't want a night club next to a Hotel. Both thisisnotgwent and Newport Councils websites confirm this so why is the Argus saying otherwise.. Google former yates building becoming travel lodge Strider
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5:21pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ashypops82 says...

I am rather surprised at this decision by Whitbread. Especially with the Kings Hotel vacant and the Westgate available.

I don't think it is a bad idea for the company, having worked for Whitbread and with the knowledge that most Premier Inn Customers are part of the Business Account scheme, these people can only stay at a Premier Inn. Therefore this hotel in Newport will be used as an overflow hotel for the Cardiff area.

It would be a great idea for them to take on the ground floor 'Delilah's' as well and turn it into a Brewers Fayre/Beefeater as currently there is nowhere in town to eat apart from Wetherspoons.
I am rather surprised at this decision by Whitbread. Especially with the Kings Hotel vacant and the Westgate available. I don't think it is a bad idea for the company, having worked for Whitbread and with the knowledge that most Premier Inn Customers are part of the Business Account scheme, these people can only stay at a Premier Inn. Therefore this hotel in Newport will be used as an overflow hotel for the Cardiff area. It would be a great idea for them to take on the ground floor 'Delilah's' as well and turn it into a Brewers Fayre/Beefeater as currently there is nowhere in town to eat apart from Wetherspoons. ashypops82
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10:32pm Tue 16 Oct 12

chris227 says...

have whitbreads brains fallen out of their heads who in their right mind would open a hotel in newport (although a previous poster says its all grant money which about figures for wales) can someone please explain to me why anyone in their right mind would stop the night in newport (unless they were making a documentary on poverty or newport bouncers l) although to answer this question i did look on trip advisor and judging by the travel lodge entry for newport the visitors were horrified.
have whitbreads brains fallen out of their heads who in their right mind would open a hotel in newport (although a previous poster says its all grant money which about figures for wales) can someone please explain to me why anyone in their right mind would stop the night in newport (unless they were making a documentary on poverty or newport bouncers l) although to answer this question i did look on trip advisor and judging by the travel lodge entry for newport the visitors were horrified. chris227
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12:19am Wed 17 Oct 12

smokintheweed says...

chris227 wrote:
have whitbreads brains fallen out of their heads who in their right mind would open a hotel in newport (although a previous poster says its all grant money which about figures for wales) can someone please explain to me why anyone in their right mind would stop the night in newport (unless they were making a documentary on poverty or newport bouncers l) although to answer this question i did look on trip advisor and judging by the travel lodge entry for newport the visitors were horrified.
All I ever see from you is anti-Newport posts. The place is going to the dogs but please change the record you pathetic malcontent.

It's easy to bash the place and your posts are, quite frankly, becoming tiresome.
[quote][p][bold]chris227[/bold] wrote: have whitbreads brains fallen out of their heads who in their right mind would open a hotel in newport (although a previous poster says its all grant money which about figures for wales) can someone please explain to me why anyone in their right mind would stop the night in newport (unless they were making a documentary on poverty or newport bouncers l) although to answer this question i did look on trip advisor and judging by the travel lodge entry for newport the visitors were horrified.[/p][/quote]All I ever see from you is anti-Newport posts. The place is going to the dogs but please change the record you pathetic malcontent. It's easy to bash the place and your posts are, quite frankly, becoming tiresome. smokintheweed
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1:57am Wed 17 Oct 12

smokintheweed says...

I hate the Argus. They never report on anything important but as soon as something tragic happens they are all over it like a cheap suit.

The rest of the time they charge an extortionate price to inform me that some old man has had his shed broken into in some small village while the rest of the paper contains adverts and news about a mediocre rugby team.

This will be deleted by 8:00 AM

Poor journalism.
I hate the Argus. They never report on anything important but as soon as something tragic happens they are all over it like a cheap suit. The rest of the time they charge an extortionate price to inform me that some old man has had his shed broken into in some small village while the rest of the paper contains adverts and news about a mediocre rugby team. This will be deleted by 8:00 AM Poor journalism. smokintheweed
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8:37am Wed 17 Oct 12

ianzemma says...

ashypops82 wrote:
I am rather surprised at this decision by Whitbread. Especially with the Kings Hotel vacant and the Westgate available.

I don't think it is a bad idea for the company, having worked for Whitbread and with the knowledge that most Premier Inn Customers are part of the Business Account scheme, these people can only stay at a Premier Inn. Therefore this hotel in Newport will be used as an overflow hotel for the Cardiff area.

It would be a great idea for them to take on the ground floor 'Delilah's' as well and turn it into a Brewers Fayre/Beefeater as currently there is nowhere in town to eat apart from Wetherspoons.
they'll be a new American 50's style diner opening up in Newport next month, so feel free to pop in and enjoy something that's not fresh out of the microwave ala wetherspoons!
[quote][p][bold]ashypops82[/bold] wrote: I am rather surprised at this decision by Whitbread. Especially with the Kings Hotel vacant and the Westgate available. I don't think it is a bad idea for the company, having worked for Whitbread and with the knowledge that most Premier Inn Customers are part of the Business Account scheme, these people can only stay at a Premier Inn. Therefore this hotel in Newport will be used as an overflow hotel for the Cardiff area. It would be a great idea for them to take on the ground floor 'Delilah's' as well and turn it into a Brewers Fayre/Beefeater as currently there is nowhere in town to eat apart from Wetherspoons.[/p][/quote]they'll be a new American 50's style diner opening up in Newport next month, so feel free to pop in and enjoy something that's not fresh out of the microwave ala wetherspoons! ianzemma
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1:28pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Radio Wales says...

smokintheweed wrote:
chris227 wrote:
have whitbreads brains fallen out of their heads who in their right mind would open a hotel in newport (although a previous poster says its all grant money which about figures for wales) can someone please explain to me why anyone in their right mind would stop the night in newport (unless they were making a documentary on poverty or newport bouncers l) although to answer this question i did look on trip advisor and judging by the travel lodge entry for newport the visitors were horrified.
All I ever see from you is anti-Newport posts. The place is going to the dogs but please change the record you pathetic malcontent.

It's easy to bash the place and your posts are, quite frankly, becoming tiresome.
smokintheweed said... "All I ever see from you (chris227) is anti-Newport posts. The place is going to the dogs but please change the record you pathetic malcontent. It's easy to bash the place and your posts are, quite frankly, becoming tiresome."

Is the truth tiresome? Is the lack of any civic interest or pride tiresome?
Is the fact that the Westgate and Kings both lay neglected eyesores while they build a future addition to join them, instead of developing the city to look like a city.

People have come from all over the world to view Newport's heritage and are disappointed to find a building site and a slum instead. They won't be back and I find THAT tiresome.
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris227[/bold] wrote: have whitbreads brains fallen out of their heads who in their right mind would open a hotel in newport (although a previous poster says its all grant money which about figures for wales) can someone please explain to me why anyone in their right mind would stop the night in newport (unless they were making a documentary on poverty or newport bouncers l) although to answer this question i did look on trip advisor and judging by the travel lodge entry for newport the visitors were horrified.[/p][/quote]All I ever see from you is anti-Newport posts. The place is going to the dogs but please change the record you pathetic malcontent. It's easy to bash the place and your posts are, quite frankly, becoming tiresome.[/p][/quote]smokintheweed said... "All I ever see from you (chris227) is anti-Newport posts. The place is going to the dogs but please change the record you pathetic malcontent. It's easy to bash the place and your posts are, quite frankly, becoming tiresome." Is the truth tiresome? Is the lack of any civic interest or pride tiresome? Is the fact that the Westgate and Kings both lay neglected eyesores while they build a future addition to join them, instead of developing the city to look like a city. People have come from all over the world to view Newport's heritage and are disappointed to find a building site and a slum instead. They won't be back and I find THAT tiresome. Radio Wales
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1:31pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Radio Wales says...

I'm sorry that last post got away from me during editing please delete.
I'm sorry that last post got away from me during editing please delete. Radio Wales
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7:41pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Bobevans says...

There is a big surplus of Hotel rooms in South Wales. I guess there must be a Newport Unlimited subsidy here.

One of the posters here must work for this company that want to build the hotel. What businessmen would want to stay in a Hotel above an all night nightclub?

Generally if you are on business you usually use the edge of town hotels. Cheaper, quiter, better facilities and decent and safe ccar parking
There is a big surplus of Hotel rooms in South Wales. I guess there must be a Newport Unlimited subsidy here. One of the posters here must work for this company that want to build the hotel. What businessmen would want to stay in a Hotel above an all night nightclub? Generally if you are on business you usually use the edge of town hotels. Cheaper, quiter, better facilities and decent and safe ccar parking Bobevans
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6:53am Thu 18 Oct 12

chris227 says...

looking at the trip advisor site i think the travel lodge is used in newport on international days when the hotels are full up in cardiff or as a cheaper alternative as its next to the train station
looking at the trip advisor site i think the travel lodge is used in newport on international days when the hotels are full up in cardiff or as a cheaper alternative as its next to the train station chris227
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11:56am Thu 18 Oct 12

Dalek Dave says...

Whitbread have obviously done their homework and have read about the planned new Admiral office.

Grant or no grant, they wouldnt open a new hotel unless they thought it could be profitable.
Whitbread have obviously done their homework and have read about the planned new Admiral office. Grant or no grant, they wouldnt open a new hotel unless they thought it could be profitable. Dalek Dave
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