A 46,000 sq ft hotel due to open in spring 2022 in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, will be managed and operated by the team behind the Celtic Manor Resort.
The 100-bedroom property will be part of the Celtic Collection's portfolio of Tŷ Hotels, creating around 50 permanent jobs. The hotel is part of a major redevelopment of the marina and will be located at the entrance to the Milford Waterfront on the Pembrokeshire Coast.
The property will feature four floors of bedroom accommodation suited to both business and leisure travellers, with views across Milford Marina. Tŷ Hotel Milford Waterfront will also feature a restaurant and bar, a private dining area, and an activity suite on the ground floor.
"The new Tŷ Hotel is great news for Pembrokeshire and represents a watershed moment for Milford Waterfront. The Celtic Collection, with its international standing, shares our passion for the destination – with its fascinating history and stunning marina backdrop – and has joined us to tell a global audience that Milford Waterfront is a fantastic place to visit and to stay," said chief executive of the Port of Milford Haven, Andy Jones.
"An investment of this kind creates a ripple effect, building even greater positivity among local businesses and creating opportunities for jobs and long-term growth. Despite lockdowns during the Covid pandemic, many Milford Waterfront businesses have continued to thrive and are looking forward to opening their doors again and welcoming families and foodies alike."
The Celtic Collection chief executive Ian Edwards added: "After such a difficult year for tourism and hospitality, it is fantastic to announce this positive news as we look forward to the sector reopening. We know this hotel is going to bring a welcome boost to the local economy and attract a lot of new visitors to Milford Haven.
"This is a brilliant opportunity for the Celtic Collection to expand our horizons and bring our expertise in hotels and hospitality to Pembrokeshire, a region which is world-renowned as a tourist destination, thanks to its spectacular coastline and landscape, and its welcoming people. We look forward to working with the community and with local suppliers and stakeholders to make a real success of this new hotel and drive more prosperity for the region."
Back in June 2019, the Celtic Collection acquired the former Hampton by Hilton at Magor in south Wales, which it planned to convert to its new Tŷ brand. The mid-range brand, which takes its name from the Welsh word for house, aims to meet the needs of guests staying one or two nights while attending meetings, conferences, family celebrations and other events.