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Interstate Hotels & Resorts to manage Mercure Newport Hotel

The new 15-storey Mercure Newport Hotel forms part of a multimillion pound redevelopment of the Chartist Tower.

Interstate Hotels and Resorts, the international arm of Aimbridge Hospitality, has announced that it has been appointed as the management company responsible for running the new Mercure Newport Hotel in Wales.

Interstate has been signed by owners Garrison Barclay Estates to operate the new Welsh hotel which is set to open in the first quarter of 2022.

The 15-storey Mercure Newport Hotel forms part of a multimillion pound redevelopment of the Chartist Tower, which is the tallest building in the city.

More than 130 guest rooms are planned for the hotel, as well as a dedicated meeting floor, and extensive food and beverage facilities, including a restaurant with an outside rooftop terrace area.

David Anderson, executive vice president of international at Interstate Hotels and Resorts, said: “The Mercure Newport is part of an exciting development right in the heart of the city centre, converting one of the area’s most prominent buildings – the Chartist Tower – into a travel, leisure and business destination.

“The hotel is in a great location, with the city’s many amenities within walking distance, and transport links within easy reach, too.”

Anderson added: “This is a major development for the city of Newport and we’re proud to be playing our part in it, working with the hotel’s owners and developers to bring this new hotel to life.” 

Meanwhile, Interstate Hotels and Resorts currently has a pan-European portfolio which stands at 129 properties across the UK, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia/CIS. 

Brands managed by Interstate include Autograph, Novotel, Adagio, Courtyard, Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Place, Radisson, Residence Inn, Staybridge, Mercure, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, Luxury Collection, Marriott, Renaissance, AC Hotels by Marriott, Hilton, Hampton by Hilton and ibis Hotels.

Additionally, Interstate’s portfolio also comprises a number of independent hotels, restaurants, and spa and health brands, including Marco Pierre White, Novelli at City Quays and Mamucium.

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