South Wales venue scoops Gold for third year at Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards
The Celtic Manor Resort has scooped another top prize after being named the UK’s Best Hotel at the Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards for the third year running.
The five-star resort in South Wales, which hosted golf’s prestigious Ryder Cup in 2010, retained the Gold Award by beating off strong competition from Chewton Glen in the New Forest (Silver) and London’s St Ermin’s Hotel (Bronze).
The award cements Celtic Manor’s position as the leading destination for events in the UK, having also been voted the UK’s Top Conference Hotel for five of the last six years by Conference & Incentive Travel magazine.
The latest accolade, voted for by readers of Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine, came at a gala dinner during this month’s International Confex, the UK’s leading exhibition for event organisers where Celtic Manor took a prominent stand.
Resort Chief Operating Officer Ian Edwards said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award again, confirming our position as the best hotel in the UK for staging business events and incentive travel.
“What is most pleasing is that this award is voted for by the industry experts who are, in effect, our clients. It is very reassuring to know that we are so highly rated for staging wonderful events and exceeding our clients’ expectations.”
With 400 bedrooms in two hotels, an additional country inn, a large and versatile convention centre, three championship golf courses, six restaurants, two luxurious spas and health clubs, The Celtic Manor Resort occupies a unique position in the marketplace.
The resort’s convention centre – one of the largest hotel facilities of its kind in Europe – houses the Caernarfon Suite which can seat 1,500 delegates for a keynote lecture or 900 dining guests for a gala dinner. An additional 31 syndicate and meeting rooms with break-out areas can cater for every event from a small meeting around a table to large presentations for hundreds of people.
The resort also boasts adventure activities which can be used for corporate team-building and is set in 2,000 acres of beautiful Usk Valley parkland. It is ideally located on the M4 motorway just two hours by road or rail from London.
For more information or to book your next event at Celtic Manor, call the Events Team on 01633 410252 or visit celtic-manor.com