The Hilton Cardiff has undergone a £750,000 refurbishment programme to position the hotel as Cardiff's premier meeting venue and attract new visitors to the city.
Currently in its 11th year of trading, the hotel's investment will include a new lounge bar and lobby area with ground floor toilets and establish Hilton Cardiff as the place to meet at any time of day.
The wall between the lobby and the existing Piano Bar will be removed to create an open plan lounge area with feature chairs, bespoke chandeliers, slate flooring and a hardwood panelled ceiling above a corner bar. Banquette seating will overlook both the lounge area and reception, while the existing concierge desk will be moved to make way for new ground floor toilets. White ceramic flooring will be laid in the reception area and there will also be a new exterior door. The reception desk will be refreshed with new material cladding, with other decorative features in the lounge including designer rugs, curtains, throw cushions, mood lighting and a projected television for sports events.
Hilton Cardiff general manager Marie Fagan said: "We are very excited about the refurbishment. It will completely transform the ground floor of the hotel and will appeal to an extensive market.
"The new lounge bar will be the place to meet whether for business meetings, a break for shoppers, early evening cocktails or just a place to relax. The design is elegant and refined with a timeless appeal that will make visitors feel comfortable.
"Last year we celebrated a decade in the city and it is fantastic that we are able to continue to invest in our facilities to further improve our offering for the next ten years."
The refurbishment is now complete and the hotel is also replacing all of the its beds and transforming 20 of its 197 rooms into family bedrooms with two double Serenity Beds.