March 15, 2022
Reimagined Post Office delivers First Class Luxury to City Centre
Cardiff has a spectacular new luxury destination with the opening of the The Parkgate Hotel in the city centre.
Following a two-year redevelopment, the 170-bedroom hotel combines stylish innovation with the elegance of yesteryear as it breathes new life into two of the city centre’s most historic buildings – the former Head Post Office and the old County Court.
Located within a stone’s throw of Principality Stadium on Westgate Street, The Parkgate Hotel is a pioneering collaboration between the Welsh Rugby Union, property developer Rightacres, and The Celtic Collection, the group behind the iconic Celtic Manor Resort.
Period features of the heritage properties have been brought out to create exceptional facilities which include the chic Sorting Room restaurant and bar, elegant tea lounges, and a rooftop spa with infinity pool views over the city skyline.
As well as appealing to all types of overnight hotel guest, The Parkgate is the perfect place to enjoy a spa day, meet up with friends or family for dinner or afternoon tea, or enjoy a cocktail in the bar.
Hotel Manager Brady Smith said: “The beautiful restoration of these iconic heritage buildings has exceeded all our expectations and our guests have enjoyed being among the first to experience the exceptional facilities and first-class service standards of The Parkgate Hotel.
“I’ve spent my whole career in hospitality and opening this fantastic new hotel in the heart of the city, and with such an enthusiastic team, has been the absolute highlight.”
The Parkgate Hotel opened on schedule in October in time for the Autumn Nations Series of Wales international rugby matches. Located within a drop kick of Principality Stadium, the hotel provides hospitality packages on match days including an overnight stay, pre-match and post-match hospitality in the hotel’s grand function suite, and stadium seats.
With all-day menu options, the hotel offers alluring spaces to meet and drink, dine and relax, as well as the city centre’s finest place to stay. Event spaces include the versatile Postmaster Suite, holding up to 432 people, and the more intimate Telegraph Room, an elegant private dining or meeting space for up to 50 people with an open view to the theatre kitchen.
Dating from the turn of the 20th Century, the most striking period features of the old Post Office and County Court buildings have been brought out in a careful restoration and the hotel’s branding also reflects its rich heritage.
For more information and reservations, visit the website.