Wales - New and upcoming openings
Palé Hall, Bala, North Wales
Located in the tranquil Dee valley in North Wales, Palé Hall is the perfect place for a quiet retreat. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, the Victorian mansion hotel features 18 luxury, individually-styled bedrooms, each with an appointed bathroom, and has just been awarded a five-star rating by the AA. The fine dining restaurant was created in association with Michelin-star chef Michael Caines, with signature dishes realised by their own head chef Gareth Stevenson.
The Coal Exchange has been transformed into luxury hotel, Cardiff, South Wales
A new hotel has opened in Cardiff’s former Coal Exchange, where the world’s first million-pound business deal was struck. The building played a vital role in industrial Cardiff in the 19th Century and a multi-million pound renovation has transformed the building into a luxury 200-suite hotel with 2 unique and stunning meeting and conference venues with the capacity for up to 600 people.
2021: Afan Valley Adventure Resort, Port Talbot, south Wales
Plans have been submitted for a new 480-acre adventure resort in south Wales, which will have a 100-bedroom hotel and spa, plus 400 luxury lodges, and adventures zones, bars, restaurants and retail outlets. The proposed Afan Valley Adventure Resort(link is external) site is just south of Afan Forest Park. There are plans for five main ‘zones’: Forest, Xtreme, Trails, Zen and Alpine, the last of which will include three different ski slopes. The resort will also be home to the Bear Grylls Survival Academy – a series of challenges and endurance courses designed by the TV survival expert. Other activities will include ice skating, Segway tours, indoor skydiving and surfing, ‘ninja warrior’ training, go-karting, forest zip wires, paintballing and mountain biking. Watch the action-packed teaser film here.