Welsh convention centre to provide major boost for local business

A new convention centre to be built at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales will provide 'huge benefits' to other hotels and businesses in the area.

The plans for the Wales International Convention Centre were discussed at the Newport City Summit, held at the Resort last week, which offered delegates an update on city centre regeneration in Newport. 

In an article on the Summit published in Wales Online, Ian Edwards, chief executive of the Celtic Manor Resort, said that when the Wales International Convention Centre is completed, it will "decant" up to 100,000 bedroom nights annually into local hotels, because the resort could only accommodate around 500 out of the centre’s planned capacity of 4,000 in its own guest rooms.

He added that the full planning for the centre will take place at the end of this year or the beginning of 2015. 

The venue will be the largest of its kind in Wales and south west England, with capacity for 1,300 guests in an auditorium and 2,000 for gala dinners. 

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