The brand-new Mercure Newport hotel, located in the city centre of Newport, has opened its doors to the public for the first time.
The property features 135 bedrooms, an open plan restaurant, outdoor rooftop terrace, a fitness centre and a range of meeting and event spaces.
The hotel is situated next to Friars Walk shopping centre and is 400 metres from Newport Train Station.
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 4 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.”
She added: “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.”