A £60 million hotel in Cardiff is set to become the tallest building in Wales when it opens in 2013.
At 127 metres (417ft), the 32-storey Wyndham Cardiff will feature an additional 35 serviced apartments, 3,600 square meters of function space, an indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, fitness centre, spa, two restaurants and three bars including a health bar, cafe and signature bar and restaurant on the 24th and 25th floors that will provide panoramic views of the bay and the city. The site is adjacent to Cardiff Marine Group's 350-berth marina in the heart of the International Sports Village.
Visitors to the city will be able to see what will be the tallest hotel tower in the UK - to be built on the site of the international sports village - from miles around.
Drew McDonald, director of Bayscape Ltd, the company behind the planned project said: "The people of Cardiff are rightly proud of their city. It's a dynamic, vibrant place with a real buzz about it.We are thrilled to be bringing a Wyndham hotel to the city and can't wait to bring this iconic building to life."
Cardiff council leader Rodney Berman said the hotel would be "another landmark for Cardiff and a striking addition to Cardiff's international sports village".
The Wyndham Hotel may prove to be the country's tallest structure but it has some way to go before it can rival Snowdonia, the peak in North Wales measures 1,085metres.