Crowne Plaza sorts out catering equipment needs for Newcastle launch

Ben Crosby, director, Crosbys; Paul Walker, food and beverage manager at the Crowne Plaza; and Roger Crosby, director, Crosbys.

Hotel chain Crowne Plaza has teamed up with North East catering equipment supplier Crosbys to source a wide range of kit ahead of the launch of its newest property in the region.

The chain is set to open a new site in the centre of Newcastle next month as part of the Stephenson Quarter development and has called on Crosbys to provide the restaurant and bar equipment it requires.

Crosbys will supply cutlery, crockery, glassware and light catering equipment to the seven-storey hotel as part of the agreement.

The catering equipment will be used for the hotel’s restaurant, Hawthorns, The GIN Bar, and its conference and banqueting rooms, including the Stephenson Suite, which accommodates more than 400 people.

Paul Walker, food and beverage manager at The Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter, said: “We’re committed to working with as many local and regional businesses as we can and are fortunate to have such a high calibre of choice of suppliers on our doorstep.

“We aim to provide a very high quality dining and drinking experience and only the best catering equipment such as that provided by Crosbys will help us to deliver that.”

Crosbys is the exclusive northern England supplier of Villeroy & Boch and will supply tableware and crockery from the German brand to the hotel.

Director Roger Crosby said: “We’re delighted that an international hotel group has chosen to work with a local supplier for such an exciting development for the city.

“We’re based barely three miles away from the site, so from both a ‘green’ perspective and in terms of time, we’re ideally placed to deliver stock, in comparison to national firms based further down the country. We also open on Saturdays, so if clients need a large order at short notice, they know that they can trust us to organise that with no difficulty.”

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