Leading boutique hotel Malmaison Newcastle announces that it has completely refurbished its Chez Mal bar following significant investment, reaffirming its status as the go-to destination bar on Newcastle’s iconic quayside.

In keeping with the style Malmaison is famous for, the renovation reflects the elegance of the 122-bedroom hotel, which has welcomed celebrities from around the world.

Panelled walls line the new luxurious bar area, and are met with planted ceiling rafts that bring a soft, natural feel to the space. Comfortable suede and leather seating surrounds the low tables to form “mini lounges”, adding an intimate, relaxed feel to the venue, while stunning, crown-shaped feature lighting creates a more modern vibe.

Reeded glass screens and floor to ceiling curtains divide the space to create privacy, making it a perfect option for private meetings or parties.

Located next to the brasserie on the first floor of the hotel, the stylish bar will offer the fantastic Malchemy cocktail menu featuring a vibrant mix of cocktails, as well as bubbles by the bucket load, eclectic craft beers and delicious Mal bar snacks.

General Manager at Malmaison Newcastle, Richard Lockstone, said: “The space has been transformed into a romantic destination bar that oozes luxury and elegance. With rich textures, ambient lighting and private seating areas, it will give our customers a sophisticated yet comfortable setting to enjoy quality food and drinks. It brings a new level of sophistication to the bar scene on Newcastle’s quayside.”

Malmaison worked with North East based company Dakota House of Design, who have been providing unique interiors to the North East since 2008.

Peter Hodgson, Director of Dakota, said: “In keeping with the most recent trends in bar and restaurant design, Dakota provided a “stripped back” look, revealing the fabric of the building, and adding other rustic items but with a more polished, luxurious feel.