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Celtic Collection to operate Cardiff Welsh Rugby Union hotel

09 August 2019 by
Celtic Collection to operate Cardiff Welsh Rugby Union hotel

The Celtic Collection has been appointed to operate the Welsh Rugby Union's Westgate hotel in Cardiff when it opens.

The 175-bedroom hotel is a joint venture between the WRU and property developer Rightacres.

The project is awaiting planning permission from Cardiff Council to transform the Grade II-listed former Post Office building on Westgate Street, one of the oldest buildings in the Welsh capital, and the former Inland Revenue building, later known as the County Court, into a four-star hotel.

The group had originally hoped to start construction in June with a launch date slated for December 2020.

The hotel, near the Principality Stadium, would also feature "one of the largest function rooms" in the city, capable of seating 350 guests, a bar, a 120-cover restaurant, and a spa with a swimming pool and "views over the city"

The project is being funded by Legal & General as part of its ongoing investment into the regeneration of Central Square.

The Celtic Collection also includes the five-AA-star, 330-bedroom Celtic Manor Resort in Newport; adjoining four-star Manor House with 70 bedrooms; the nearby 148-bedroom, four-AA-star Coldra Court hotel; the recently rebranded Tŷ hotel in Magor, the first property under the new brand following the acquisition of the former Hampton by Hilton Newport East; and the Newbridge on Usk Inn.

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