To mark one year since opening its doors, Cardiff’s most luxurious destination, The Parkgate Hotel, hosted a glamorous first birthday party with a host of local celebrities and the city’s movers and shakers in attendance.

We were there on the evening and can indeed confirm, this was one amazing party in the most stately of settings.

Dating from the turn of the 20th Century, The Parkgate Hotel opened in October 2021, following a two-year redevelopment. Housed inside the former Head Post Office and Cardiff’s old County Court, its striking period features have been brought out in a careful restoration, marrying stylish innovation with the elegance of yesteryear.

Celebrating the hotel’s inaugural year in the city, guests who gathered to toast the occasion included Love Island’s Paige Thorne, Wales rugby players Liam WilliamsGareth Anscombe and Rhys Priestlandboxer Joe Cordina, and actor Julian Lewis Jones.

Paying homage to the hotel’s historic roots, the 1920’s-inspired party took place in the elegant surroundings of The Sorting Room brasserie, where attendees enjoyed a VIP experience with champagne and canapés, cocktails, and entertainment from the Rat Pack-inspired swing band, Jazzbomb.

Located within a stone’s throw of Principality Stadium on Westgate Street, The Parkgate Hotel is a collaboration between the Welsh Rugby Union, property developer Rightacres, and The Celtic Collection, the group behind the iconic Celtic Manor Resort.

Commenting on the hotel’s first year, The Celtic Collection Chief Executive, Ian Edwards told us……

“When we opened the doors to The Parkgate Hotel, we wanted to become not just a focal point in the city’s tourism and hospitality landscape, but also an integral part of Cardiff’s vibrant and dynamic culture.

“We have had a wonderful first year, welcoming more than 80,000 guests and providing the perfect place to stay for the big match days, music concerts and other events that create such an amazing atmosphere in the city.

“In partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union, we hope to continue to deliver exceptional experiences and world-class hospitality for many years to come.”

With its alluring spaces to meet and drink, dine, and relax, The Parkgate Hotel includes 170 guest bedrooms and suites, a signature restaurant and bar, an elegant tea lounge, and a luxurious rooftop spa with panoramic views overlooking the city skyline.

Its setting in the heart of the capital offers visitors the perfect opportunity to soak in vibrant atmosphere of Cardiff. 

There’s always a little deal to be had if you keep a regular eye on their site. Rates for an overnight stay start at £111 bed and breakfast. For more information and reservations, go HERE