COMPLETES YEAR OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR WORLD CLASS CONVENTION RESORT
Automobile Association has awarded the Celtic Manor Resort in
Wales five star status. This follows a rigorous inspection of
the resort’s new £100m hotel and convention centre, the largest
ever private investment in the British hospitality industry.
achieve AA five star status, the resort had to meet the highest
criteria for interior design, accommodation, furnishings, food,
services and customer care.
is a terrific endorsement of work accomplished to make the resort
something special and world class,” said owner Terry Matthews,
a leading telecommunications entrepreneur and resort developer.
“My thanks to all involved – from the designers to the team providing
attention to the every need of our guests.”
AA also awarded the resort a quality percentage score of 77 within
the five star category, which compares well with other to hotels
around Britain – and, in fact, better than the scores given to
the 1999-2000 Hotels of the Year for both England and Wales.
latest accolade comes less than a year after the hotel and convention
centre opened, a period that has seen the resort gain Wales Tourist
Board five star status and join the prestigious marketing organisation,
The Leading Hotels of the World.
month (June), the resort staged the inaugural Celtic Manor Wales
Open Golf Tournament and was recognised by the Professionals Golfers
Association as an official candidate venue for the 2009 Ryder
the resort’s new Forum Health Club and Spa has been awarded the
highest rating of 5 wave status by the British International Spa
Association and is a finalist for the British Beauty Awards 2000
Destination Spa of the Year.
in 1400 acres of panoramic parkland, just 5 minutes from the Severn
Bridge, the resort offers a 400 room, 32 suite luxury hotel, 1500
delegate convention centre, 40 function rooms, 4 restaurants,
2 outstanding health clubs and spa and 3 championship golf courses.
AA has recognised that the resort meets the highest international
standards in every respect, with a rating that puts us within
just a few points off the coveted 5 red stars,” said Robert Church,
Resort Director. “By investing in such world class facilities,
Terry Matthews has given us something of which we can all be extremely
proud. This endorsement fills me with pride in my whole team,
each and every one of them, and now we’re going to go for red
– that’s our colour after all!”