Plas Weunydd Hotel - Now Booking for 2020!
A boutique hotel situated at the entrance to a historic North Wales slate quarry is taking bookings ahead of its grand opening next year.
Llechwedd, home to the popular slate caverns site in Gwynedd, is to open the new Plas Weunydd hotel and potential guests can now book to be among the very first patrons when the location opens its doors in May 2020.
Plas Weunydd, a 24-bedroom boutique hotel, is the latest development at the heart of North Wales’ most exciting tourist attraction following the successful launch of six glamping safari tents – one of only five sites in Wales to earn a Gold Star award from Visit Wales.
Alastair Altham, chairman of J.W.Greaves & Sons, which owns the Llechwedd site, said: “It’s fantastic that we have been able to save the old family home of the quarry’s founders and it is testament to the incredible hard work of everyone at the mine that we are able to launch what we know will become another cherished local landmark. Our aims with the hotel are to provide beautiful finishes, rooms with character, great food and quite simply a place we would all want to stay.
Adam Lemalle, Llechwedd marketing and events manager, said: “The site has visitor numbers of around 250,000 people a year who enjoy the many adventures and heritage activities on offer, and one of the questions we hear most often is ‘where can we stay?’
“We’ve filled that gap with our award winning glamping tents and now with the addition of the Plas Weunydd hotel.
Prior to opening to the public, Plas Weunydd has been the base for German construction company Voith for over a year as engineers undertook repair work to a hydroelectric power plant in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
With Voith leaving in Spring, all the rooms, 100 seat dining area and bar are now all set to be prepared to four-star quality in readiness for the hotel’s first public guests.
The company is also working to link the new Plas Weunydd hotel with its adjacent glamping tents via a specially designed trail to allow glamping guests to enjoy the hotel’s bar and restaurant facilities.
Adam added: “We are a world renowned adventure and heritage site and after a day of adventure in the mine, or even in the mountains of Snowdonia that surround us the hotel offers a contrasting haven of tranquillity, with simple but stylish interiors, many home comforts and with many references to the mine’s incredible history.
“Llechwedd is central to the ongoing bid to award the North Wales slate industry UNESCO World Heritage Status – making Plas Weunydd a boutique hotel on a potential UNESCO site, a stay at Plas Weunydd becomes even more of a unique experience!”
Guests can now visit the hotel’s new bilingual accommodation website to book their rooms ahead of the launch next year.
To book, visit: plasweunydd.co.uk