Mercure Hotel in Newport opens today

13 May 2022

Mercure Hotel in Newport is set to open its doors today (Friday, May 13.

After years of work – partially delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the former Chartist Tower office space has now been transformed into a 135-bedroom four-star hotel.

The Mercure Hotel, which is being operated by Interstate Hotels, was given the green light in June 2018, and nearly four years later, it is set to open.

The hotel, which dominates the skyline, has an open plan restaurant and outdoor rooftop terrace at Bar & Kitchen @NP20, fitness centre and range of meeting and event spaces all open for business.

In addition to the standard rooms – which are inspired by the Chartist movement and Newport’s Transporter Bridge, there are confirmed to be suites with additional space and amenities available.

Mercure Hotel Newport general manager Ceri Trela said: “I’m thrilled to be opening our doors to welcome guests, from near and far, to enjoy the most exciting hotel opening we’ve seen in Newport for a long time.

"This new four-star hotel is a major investment for both Newport and Wales as a whole, bringing tourism, business and jobs to the area, whilst providing a solution to the significant gap in the market for much needed rooms.

“We know Newport residents will love the new facilities and locally inspired spaces, we also hope to attract big business bookings within the sport and leisure sectors, and in doing so strengthen the region as a destination and booking choice for the future.”

David Anderson, executive vice president – International at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, said: “We are really excited to be opening this amazing new hotel in this fantastic location.

“The Mercure Newport hotel is a great addition to our growing portfolio and a wonderful example of the Mercure brand.”

Jennie Howells, development director of Garrison Barclay Estates, owner of Chartist Tower said: “It has been an outstanding effort to get the hotel open ready for the summer, after the awful delays due to Wales Covid lockdowns, a big congratulations to Interstate management and contractors involved, it’s an extremely exciting time for Newport and we are looking forward to the other new projects we are bringing forward to the city this year.”

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