NEW START: Pictured above are Coldra Court Hotel Manager Matthew Barnby (second left) with members of the team, from left, Sandra Bokomlaskova, Sophie Lightbody and Peter Rae
Celtic Manor Resort has opened its new Coldra Court Hotel and plans to invest
more than £2m in upgrading the property.
new acquisition will see Celtic Manor safeguard the jobs of more than 100 staff
working at the hotel, which had been trading as the Hilton Newport until contracts
were officially exchanged at 1.00pm on Thursday 31st March.
Hotel Manager Matthew Barnby said:
We are excited to be officially opening the
Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor and we are delighted to welcome the hotel’s
talented and experienced team of staff into the Celtic Manor family. The
Coldra Court is a four-star hotel in terms of facilities but we will run it with
the same five-star service standards associated with the Celtic Manor Resort. We
will be investing more than £2m in upgrading the hotel over the next three
years, beginning with a phased refurbishment of the bedrooms. We will also be introducing
a new restaurant concept and looking to update the conference and banqueting
facilities in the near future.
Coldra Court Hotel has 148 bedrooms, taking the Celtic Manor’s total bedroom
stock to almost 600 when added to the 330-room Resort Hotel, the 19th
Century Manor House, the Newbridge on Usk, and 10 Hunter Lodges.
Coldra Court also houses the newly rebranded Springs Health Club with swimming
pool, spa bath and gym, Seasons Restaurant, and nine conference and meeting
rooms, including the Severn Suite which can seat 220 people for a celebration
dinner. TVs in the bars will be upgraded to include Sky Sports channels.
just a few minutes from the Celtic Manor Resort, the Coldra Court enjoys the
same direct access to Junction 24 of the M4 motorway.
added: “The Coldra Court Hotel is an exciting development for Celtic Manor and
the additional bedrooms will be very welcome as we keep up with a growing
conference and leisure market across the resort.
and leisure guests will benefit from access to all the activities and
restaurants at the Celtic Manor Resort as well as the facilities within Coldra
aim to provide a very welcoming environment not just for hotel residents but
also for people in the local community looking to pop in for a drink or Sunday
Matthew takes over the management of the hotel having worked at the Celtic Manor
Resort for 13 years and across a variety of departments. He played key roles in
the resort’s successful hosting of the 2010 Ryder Cup and the 2014 NATO Summit
and, through his different postings, he has acquired the breadth of skills and
experience required of a hotel manager.
Matthew said: “I am really looking forward to the challenge of managing the
Coldra Court Hotel. I
feel I have learned a great deal about all aspects of hotel management during
my time at Celtic Manor and I am looking forward to bringing this knowledge to
more information visit celtic-manor.com or call Reservations on 01633 410262.