Cardiff’s latest and most luxurious destination, The Parkgate Hotel, will launch this autumn in an exciting redevelopment of two of Cardiff’s most historic landmarks.
New computer-generated images released to mark the launch of the hotel brand show how the development will breathe new life into the old Head Post Office and County Court properties on Westgate Street.
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.
Operated on behalf of the Welsh Rugby Union, The Parkgate is located just a drop kick from Principality Stadium and will provide amazing hospitality packages to make Wales rugby matches a real weekend to remember.
The new hotel had the ‘working title’ Westgate Hotel, but it has now been confirmed that it will take its name from the Parkgate building that housed the old Post Office.
The Parkgate Hotel’s distinctive ‘P’ logo draws influence from the quills that would have been used on the old writing tables, with the feathers giving a subtle nod to the WRU.
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 alluring spaces to meet and drink, dine and relax, as well as the city centre’s finest place to stay.
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 described as The Perfect Match, they will also enjoy an overnight stay in the luxe lifestyle hotel.
The Parkgate Hotel is an exciting collaboration between the Welsh Rugby Union, property developer Rightacres, and The Celtic Collection, the group behind the iconic Celtic Manor Resort.
Ian Edwards, The Celtic Collection Chief Executive
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. It 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."
Paul McCarthy, Rightacres Chief Executive
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."