The 38 million development will complete the transformation of the area near Victoria Quays with the 198-room Crowne Plaza development
News that a new three-star hotel, Express by Holiday Inn, will also be built nearby with a further 161 beds makes it a double celebration for the city and will increase the number of hotel beds in Sheffield by 18 per cent.
The investment will bring jobs and prestige to Sheffield and is a massive boost and confirmation that our booming economy is attracting quality investors.
We are at last narrowing the gap on rival cities like Leeds and Manchester as Sheffield coninues to show better growth than those two cities.
Star backs appeal
THE STAR is backing a 120,000 campaign to ensure sick children have the best chance to reach hospital safely.
30,000 has already been raised toward the cost of a new mobile intensive care unit for Yorkshire's only dedicated children's hospital.
Now we need you, our readers to help to raise the remaining funds for the unit that will make a real difference to the lives of children in peril.
We know from the way the people of South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and north Nottinghamshire have responded to fund-rasising challenges in the past that the target will be met.
To make a donation to Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity please contact the charity office by visiting wwwsheffieldchildrenshospital.org.uk or by calling on 0114 2717203.
Fit for what?
THE latest hints from a major celebrity for defying the passage of time sound like hard work.
They include running three of four miles per day, visiting the gym three times per week for strenuous weight-training sessions and living on a diet made up of such tasty dishes as porridge with cucumber, celery juice and two daily portions of fish.
All this effort and who do you end up looking like? Anne Robinson!