On the bank of the River Tyne, the Hilton Newcastle (in Gateshead) has a prime location. Right across from the hotel, you can cross the river on foot via the Swing Bridge, to reach the Quayside neighbourhood. This area is lively at night and full of nice restaurants and bars. You are only ten minutes from down town Newcastle, five from the Sage, Gateshead's cultural centre, and 5 from the BALTIC, the centre for contemporary art. The rooms are spacious, and the hotel is new, like the surrounding neighbourhood. Some rooms have good views of the river. All rooms have complimentary high-speed Internet and a desk. Some have sofa beds for families. For business travel, you can rent a conference room on the first floor, and also rent all the necessary equipment, projectors, modems, or secretarial services. There is a gym and an indoor pool to relax.