Video: Scott Davidson, General Manager gives his reaction to ITV Tyne Tees on winning the national award.
Jesmond Dene House Hotel has been named City Hotel of the Year at the annual César awards. The awards are given to outstanding hotels across 10 different categories, each selected from hundreds of competing hopefuls throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
Desmond Balmer, joint editor of the Guide, said: “In well-maintained gardens in a wooded suburb of the city, Peter Candler has created an exceptional hotel with a country house feel.
The Arts and Crafts mansion has been beautifully furnished with a contemporary touch yet in keeping with the period. The attentive service by a young staff is particularly praised by our readers.”
A mother has thanked a passer-by who helped to rescue her 13 month old daughter from the grip of flash floods in Newcastle. It happened at Jesmond Dene last Thursday. Jane Drakes was with her daughter Sophie when they became trapped in their car after a wall collapsed.