The Celtic Collection, an award winning range of hotels including the renowned Celtic Manor Resort, is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of a nearby hotel in South Wales and the launch of a new hotel marque to fall within its umbrella brand.
The former Hampton by Hilton at Magor becomes the first Tŷ Hotel owned and managed by the expert team at Celtic Manor. The 129-bedroom hotel lies five miles from the Celtic Manor Resort, one junction east along the M4 at the Magor Services at Junction 23A.
Tŷ (pronounced “tee”) is the Welsh word for “house” and reflects a new style of essential, mid-range hotel offering from The Celtic Collection, recognising everyday needs with accommodation designed for easy, short stays. Tŷ is aimed primarily at people staying one or two nights who need a comfortable and functional resting place while attending a meeting, conference, concert, family get-together or sporting event.
The Celtic Collection now 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.
Celtic Manor Resort Chief Executive Ian Edwards said:
“We are delighted to be expanding The Celtic Collection with the creation of this Tŷ Hotel at the former Hampton by Hilton at Magor.
“It is exciting to be launching this new brand which will be a fantastic addition to our portfolio of properties. Tŷ will offer something different to what we provide at the Celtic Manor Resort and our existing hotels.
“It is aimed at travellers with a purpose who are looking for a simple room for the night, maybe two, while they attend a meeting or event, or are simply travelling through. They want easy check-in, good wifi and great coffee – no distractions, just what they need and nothing they don’t.
“We know the demand for this type of comfortable and essential accommodation is strong and that demand will only increase when we open International Convention Centre Wales later in the summer. With this hotel located just five miles from Celtic Manor, we will have another attractive alternative for people attending and working on events at the convention centre as well as other event venues across South Wales.”
The Tŷ Hotel at Magor has a bar and serves a complimentary breakfast. On-site restaurant Sawyers, which has also been acquired by the Celtic Collection, serves an all-day menu inspired by American flavours.