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Cardiff prepares to welcome new luxury hotel

Cardiff’s latest luxury destination, The Parkgate Hotel, has been unveiled by the Welsh Rugby Union and The Celtic Connection – the group behind the iconic Celtic Manor Resort – and is set to open later this year, in time for the Autumn Nations Series of rugby matches. 


As anyone who visits will know, Wales is rugby mad, and this brand-new hotel will provide rugby fans and visitors to Cardiff with an amazing opportunity to enjoy luxury accommodation in the heart of the Welsh capital. Operated on behalf of the Welsh Rugby Union, The Parkgate Hotel is a collaboration with The Celtic Collection and property developer Rightacres.

The hotel will breathe new life into two of Cardiff’s most historic landmarks – the old Post Office and County Court – and takes its name from the Parkgate building that housed the old Post Office. Dating from the turn of the 20th Century, the Grade II listed buildings’ most striking period features have been brought out in a careful restoration that marries ‘stylish innovation with the elegance of yesteryear’. 


The hotel includes 170 guest bedrooms and suites, a signature restaurant and bar, an elegant tea lounge, and a luxurious rooftop spa overlooking the skyline of the Welsh capital. It will provide welcoming spaces to meet and drink, dine and relax, as well as one of the city centre’s finest place to stay.

The Parkgate Hotel’s distinctive ‘P’ logo draws inspiration from the quills that would have been used on the old writing tables in the Post Office, with the feathers also giving a nod to the Welsh Rugby Union logo. 

The_Parkgate_Hotel_logo.jpgThe Celtic Collection Chief Executive Ian Edwards said: “At a time when we are beginning to reopen and bounce back in tourism and hospitality, we are delighted that The Parkgate Hotel will open this October in time for the autumn internationals.

“The Parkgate is going to be a fantastic, year-round addition to Cardiff’s hotel landscape, and it will be an extra special place to be on the big match days that create such an amazing atmosphere in the city.” 


Rightacres Chief Executive Paul McCarthy said: “The city centre of Cardiff has been lacking a luxury hotel for a long time and it is especially pleasing to incorporate two iconic but unused buildings in the hotel. As well as the connection to Principality Stadium, the significant commercial regeneration going on in this part of the city will only add to the appeal of The Parkgate Hotel.”

The Parkgate is located just a drop kick from the world-famous Principality Stadium and will open in time for the big autumn clashes with New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Australia. When Wales play at home, rugby lovers can enjoy pre and post-match hospitality in the hotel’s grand function suite with their big match seats just a few steps away. In weekend packages, they can also enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel. 


The Celtic Collection is a family of prestigious experience-focused UK business and leisure destinations and their flagship venue, the Celtic Manor Resort, in the beautiful Usk Valley at the gateway to South Wales, is one of Europe’s finest destinations for luxury escapes, family breaks, golfing getaways and business events.

If you or your group would like to enjoy a luxury stay in Cardiff, perhaps as part of a tailor-made tour of Wales or the United Kingdom, please do contact our friendly team today. Find out more about the finest hotels we offer on our tours.

Images credit: Goddard Littlefair interior design

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