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16 Jul 2021

Luxury event space in the capital: A new addition to The Celtic Collection

Luxury event space in the capital: A new addition to The Celtic Collection

The Celtic Collection will be exhibiting at International Confex this year with an exciting new addition to its wealth of properties in Wales.

Exhibiting on stand AVG4, The Celtic Collection will be showcasing the hotly anticipated Parkgate Hotel. Set in the heart of Cardiff, The Parkgate Hotel will provide the perfect backdrop for meetings and events when it opens this autumn.

The hotel has brought together two famous historic buildings from the turn of the 20th century – the grand former Post Office and Cardiff’s old County Court. This unique, luxury venue in the centre of Wales’ capital city will provide the ideal venue for meetings and events for up to 432 guests.

The launch of The Parkgate will further enhance Wales’s reputation as a major global business events destination, as well as adding another stunning offering to The Celtic Collection’s array of meeting spaces.

The flagship Celtic Manor Resort has been voted the Best UK Hotel for nine of the last 10 years at the M&IT Awards. Host venue of the 2014 NATO Summit and 2010 Ryder Cup, the Resort houses in the 1,500-delegate Caernarfon Suite with 24 additional syndicate and meeting rooms, as well as three championship golf courses, luxury spas, a range of restaurants and team-building and family activities.

The Collection also includes further meeting facilities, restaurants and accommodations at the 19th century Manor House, the idyllic Newbridge on Usk country inn, the stylish Coldra Court Hotel, and the essential convenience of the new Tŷ Hotel Magor.

Located next to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and operated in partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union, the latest expansion at The Parkgate Hotel offers both grandeur and glamour. The Postmaster Suite will offer a flexible space with its own pre-event bar area and separate entrance, perfect for larger meetings and events for up to 432 guests.

For those looking for a more intimate and atmospheric environment, The Telegraph Room is the hotel’s private dining room which boasts an open theatre kitchen where diners will be able to view the chefs as they work on their sumptuous delicacies.

This impressive room will make a fabulous venue for private lunches and dinners, smaller meetings and events and intimate weddings, accommodating up to 50 guests.

The Parkgate Hotel also offers 170 beautifully appointed guest bedrooms and suites, a signature restaurant and bar, an elegant tea lounge, as well as a luxurious rooftop spa overlooking Cardiff’s stunning skyline.

The alluring hotel will provide the ultimate destination to meet and drink, dine, and relax as well as the city centre’s finest place to stay.

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About The Celtic Collection:

The Celtic Collection is a prestigious family of experience-focused UK business and leisure destinations. Born from the legacy of the world-renowned Celtic Manor Resort, the group’s flagship destination situated in the beautiful Usk Valley at the gateway to South Wales, the Celtic Collection brings together premium accommodation with exemplary service and world-class facilities.

Celtic Manor Resort is one of Europe’s finest destinations for luxury escapes, family breaks, golfing getaways and business events. Host venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup and the 2014 NATO Summit, the resort is set in more than 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland at the gateway to South Wales and has been voted the UK’s Best Hotel at the Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards for nine of the last 10 years.

The Celtic Collection includes the 330-room, five-star Resort Hotel, the historic 19th century Manor House with 70 rooms, the 148-room Coldra Court, the Newbridge on Usk country inn with six rooms, Tŷ Hotel Magor with 129 bedrooms and 10 luxurious Hunter Lodges.

In September 2019, The Celtic Collection opened the new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) in a joint venture partnership with Welsh Government. ICC Wales can hold more than 5,000 delegates at a time and includes a 4,000 sq m pillar-free main hall, a 1,500-seat auditorium and an additional 15 flexible meeting rooms.

In addition, the Collection includes a choice of eight restaurants, three championship golf courses, two exceptional spas and three health clubs, adventure golf, treetop high ropes course, fishing and tennis courts.

Expansion plans include opening The Parkgate Hotel in Autumn 2021 in partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union, and Tŷ Hotel Milford Waterfront in Spring 2022 in partnership with the Port of Milford Haven.


1982                     Original Celtic Manor Hotel (now the Manor House) opens with 17 bedrooms
1999                     Resort Hotel opens with further 333 bedrooms, including 32 suite bedrooms
2005                    Stages EU Foreign Ministers Summit
2010                     Stages the Ryder Cup
2014                     Hosts NATO Summit
2016                     Acquires Hilton Newport and rebrands as Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor
2019                     Opens International Convention Centre Wales in joint venture with Welsh Government
                              Launches new Tŷ Hotel brand with the purchase of the former Hampton by Hilton at Magor


Recent Awards

2016-2020         Voted Best UK Hotel, Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards
2019                     Ranked No 1 family-friendly hotel by the AA
2017                     Resort Head Chef Simon Crockford wins National Chef of Wales title
2015-16                Named Ultimate Golf Resort, 59Club Awards
2015                     Voted Europe’s Best Golf Hotel, World Golf Awards

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