April 26, 2019
The Celtic Manor Resort has once again been named the Best Hotel in the UK at the prestigious Meetings and Incentive Travel Awards gala in London. The five-star venue in South Wales regained the Gold Award and has now been voted the Best Hotel eight times in the last nine years! Confirming its position as the leading destination for events in the UK, the resort held off strong competition from five other shortlisted venues, including The Belfry (Silver Award winner) and Chewton Glen (Bronze Award winner), to retain the coveted top recognition.
More than 1,300 guests attended the Awards gala dinner, held at the Battersea Evolution and hosted by TV presenter Gethin Jones. Highlights of the evening included a special welcome from Only Boys Aloud, and a celebration of Wales that included singer Sian Evans belting out the hit track, Louder.
In receiving the Award, Celtic Manor Resort Chief Executive Ian Edwards said: “This has been another amazing year of business growth at Celtic Manor and we are delighted to be named Best UK Hotel once again. What is most pleasing about this award is that it is voted for by the industry professionals who are our conference and events clients. It is reassuring to know we are regarded for exceeding their expectations. This award is thanks to our entire Resort team who work hard to make such achievements possible.”
Mr. Edwards continued, “It was a fantastic way to cap the night we formally announced to the UK meetings industry the ICC Wales as a new venue and Wales as a destination for business events. All the industry movers and shakers were in attendance.”
The International Convention Centre Wales will include a 4,000 square metre pillar-free main hall, a 1,500-seated auditorium, 12 flexible meeting rooms, a double-height glass atrium and a 2,500 square metre outdoor plaza. The Celtic Manor Resort complements the new venue with its existing four hotels, 10 executive Hunter Lodges, three championship golf courses, seven restaurants, luxury spas and team-building adventure activities.
The combined facilities are located at Junction 24 of the M4 motorway, just two hours by road or rail from London. They create a unique environment for holding conferences and events. celtic-manor.com