Excavation works have begun to prepare the ground for building a second Tŷ Hotel as part of the Celtic Collection in South Wales.
When it opens in the autumn of 2020, Tŷ Hotel Newport will be a 146-bedroom, mid-range hotel with a separate building housing a drive-thru Costa Coffee shop.
The new hotel is being built next to the Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor in Langstone, close to Celtic Manor Resort, part of the same group.
The start of construction works on the new hotel follows last month’s acquisition by the Celtic Collection of a former Hampton by Hilton and its rebranding as Tŷ Hotel Magor.
Tŷ (pronounced “tee”) is the Welsh word for “house” and reflects a new style of mid-range hotel offering from the Celtic Collection.
Tŷ Hotel Newport will also address the increased demand for bedroom stock created by the opening next month of the International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) at Celtic Manor.
Russell Phillips, vice-president, facilities and development, of the Celtic Collection said: “We are delighted to start construction of a new Tŷ Hotel and add another property to our portfolio.
“Tŷ Hotel Newport will bring more employment and visitors to the City of Newport and help the area address a shortfall in the accommodation needs of conferences and events being held at ICC Wales. An essential, mid-range hotel also helps us offer a different kind of accommodation for people attending and working on these events as well as those visiting the city and region for other purposes.”
The Celtic Collection already includes the main Resort Hotel with adjoining Manor House, Coldra Court by Celtic Manor, the Newbridge on Usk country inn restaurant with rooms, and the newly acquired Tŷ Hotel at Magor.