A new £30 million hotel is due to be unveiled at the travel hub soon, giving travellers more options when planning a trip from the North East.
It is believed that the Hilton Group will be unveiled as the operator of the 187-bedroom hotel but there has been no formal confirmation.
Geoff Hodgson, chairman of North East Tourism Advisory at One North East, told The Journal that if the Hilton acquired the hotel it would be fantastic for the region.
"An international chain wanting to expand in the region can only give encouragement to others. It will have a significant effect in increasing the quality of bed stock and also providing a number of jobs with international programmes attached," he added.
The hotel was originally going to be operated by the Ramada Group but this was changed after a series of problems during its construction, including the liquidation of the building companies.
Yesterday it was reported that a new Premier Inn airport hotel would be opening in July at Manchester Airport.