Hilton to Open Garden Inn Hotel at Adventure Parc Snowdonia, North Wales

Thousands of people visit the mountainous region
of Snowdonia in north west Wales every year.

The air is fresh, the scenery picture
perfect, and there are some lovely little hamlets and villages
where you can stay without breaking the bank.

Containing the highest peaks in the United
Kingdom, outside of Scotland, Snowdonia is a magnet for climbers,
hikers, nature lovers, photographers and increasingly, surfers and
other thrill seekers.

That’s right, you don’t need to travel to the
other side of the world to surf, experience thrilling bike rides
down a mountain, go bungee jumping or feel the adrenaline rush
that a zipline provides, all that is just 90 minutes from
Manchester Airport and slightly over 4-hours from London Heathrow.


Small part of what is going to become the Hilton Garden Inn at Adventure Parc Snowdonia in Dolgarrog, North Wales. The hotel is only Hilton's second property in Wales. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

It all started in 2008, when an aluminum works
with over 100 years of history was purchased and turned into the
world’s first inland surf lagoon with a handful of glamping pods
for people who wanted to stay.

Since then, the site has expanded
enormously and will soon be home to Hilton’s second hotel in
Wales, with the other Hilton being in the capital, Cardiff.

With so much happening, Steven Howard of
TravelNewsAsia.com travelled to Adventure Parc Snowdonia to speak
with Justin Everley the Commercial Director.

In the interview, filmed on 8 February 2020,
Justin tells us how Surf Snowdonia, as it was then called, was
born.

We discuss where guests are coming from, how much
of the business is coming in from overseas, where the top markets
are, and how Justin expects these demographics to change.

Justin tells us about the surfing, what level of
surfers it is aimed at, who it attracts, and whether you can surf
year-round.

We also discuss the glamping pods and you will
learn more about the brand new 106-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel
that is currently being built on-site, and why.

We discuss filling the venue mid-week and outside
of holidays, how important the MICE, spa and staycation markets
are about to become and what role GDS currently plays in the
success of the business.

Justin explains why the location between Conwy,
with one of the oldest, largest and most visited castles in Wales,
and Betws y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia, is going to be crucial
to Adventure Parc Snowdonia’s success. And he tells us how they
have used technology to enhance the guest experience, what
challenges they face with recruitment and what
further expansion plans they have. All that and much, much more in
the FHD video and podcast below.

Hilton to Open Garden Inn Hotel at Adventure Parc Snowdonia, North Wales

PODCAST

See also:

Hilton to Open Garden Inn Hotel at Adventure Parc Snowdonia, North Wales
,

Sustainable Inspiration from Farmer Gareth Wyn Jones in North Wales
,
The
Quay Hotel & Spa in Deganwy, North Wales – Interview with GM, Brid Collins
,

MICE in North Wales – Interview with Richard Jones of venue cymru, Llandudno
,

What Does Tourism Mean to Conwy, North Wales?
Interview with Mayor
and

Welsh Wine from Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard – Interview with Colin Bennett
.
Many more exclusive interviews from North Wales to be uploaded over the coming days/week.

See latest

Travel News
,
Interviews,
Podcasts
and other
news regarding:

Snowdonia
,

Surf
,

Wales
,

North Wales
.


Headlines:


AirAsia to Resume Manila – Saigon Flights; Launch Clark – Tagbilaran 
COVID19: Qantas and Jetstar Make Major Changes to Network 
Air Astana Changes Ticket Rules for Travellers from HK, JP, MO, SG, KR and TH 
Hong Kong Int. Airport Introduces New Round of Relief Measures 
Russian Helicopters to Commence Production of Ansat Aurus 
Hong Kong Win Bronze at Inaugural World Rugby HSBC Sevens Challenger Series 
Bangkok Airways Partners AXAThailand to Offer ‘Protective Wing’ 
ANA to Test Autonomous Mobility Assistance at Narita Airport 
Green Light for MotoGP in Buri Ram, Thailand 
Aviation: COVID19 Cuts Demand and Revenues 
Martin Dell Returns Home as GM of Four Seasons Hotel Prague 
SWISS Takes Delivery of First A320neo 
Sabre’s Sean Menke to Participate in Keynote Interview at ITB Berlin 
Executive Appointments at Outrigger Hospitality 
CWT Appoints Linda Creighton as Vice President – Business Finance 
Hilton to Open Garden Inn Hotel at Adventure Parc Snowdonia, North Wales 
AirAsia Philippines to Launch Flights to Zamboanga from Cebu and Clark 
Swiss-Belhotel Opens First Hotel in Malaysia 
Joanne Taylor Joins FCM as Director of Account Management Asia 
Thai Airways Waives Fees on Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan Flights 
SalamAir Partners Tune Protect for Travel Insurance 
American Airlines to Expand Preordered Meal Service 
Etihad Airways to Launch TravelPass 
AirAsia to Launch Flights from Clark and Cebu to General Santos, Philippines 
MICE in North Wales – Interview with Richard Jones of venue cymru, Llandudno 
Air New Zealand Extends Reduction in Flights to Hong Kong and Shanghai 
Patrick de Castelbajac to Join Nordic Aviation Capital as CEO 
Thai Airways Opens New Lounge at Phuket Airport 
Bulgaria Air and Qatar Airways to Codeshare 
Tarom Takes Delivery of First of Nine ATR 72-600s 
Whitbread Signs Sixth Premier Inn Hotel in Ireland 
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai Opens Royal Penthouse 
COVID19: Zero Risk and Travel Advisories – Where Do We Stop? 
Campbell Wilson to Rejoin Scoot as CEO 
MIAT to Implement Sabre’s Global Demand Data Solution 
Cathay Pacific Carried 3M Pax in Jan; Reduces Flight Capacity by 40% 
Roger Brantsma Joins 825-Room Hilton Tokyo as General Manger 
Thai Airways Increases Passenger Screening on Flights from Cambodia 
Mandarin Oriental Boston to Complete US$ 15 Million Renovation in April 
Erica Antony Joins CWT as Chief Product Officer 
Bjoern van den Oever Joins Alila Villas Koh Russey as Executive Chef 
Unicorn Hospitality Opens 47-Room Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand 
Hong Kong Airport Handled 5.7 Million Passengers in January 
Vietnam Airlines Adds Wide-Body Aircraft to Hanoi – Saigon Route 
Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to Power Korean Air’s New A321neos 
AsBAA Appoints Jeff Chiang as Chief Operating Officer 
Psychometrics at Naruna Retreats in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand 
Airbus A330-800 Receives Type Certification from EASA and FAA 
Hamza Sehili Joins Four Seasons Tunis as Hotel Manager 
British Airways and Royal Air Maroc to Codeshare 
Green Africa Airways Signs MOU for 50 Airbus A220-300s 
Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals Plummet to Below 3,000 Per Day 
What Does Tourism Mean to Conwy, North Wales? Interview with Mayor 
Thai Airways Launches Promotion for Royal Orchid Plus Members 
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Upgrades Rooms and MICE Facilities 
FlyArystan to Launch New Routes, Expand Capacity from Almaty, Kazakhstan 
Finnair Extends Suspension of Flights to China; Reduces HK Service 
SAS Extends Suspension of Flights to China 
Air Astana to Launch Flights to Mumbai, India 
HK7s and Singapore Sevens Rescheduled 
Quay Hotel & Spa in Deganwy, North Wales – Interview with Brid Collins 
Royal Thai Air Force Orders Six Airbus H135 Helicopters 
CWT Appoints Laura Watterson as SVP – Global Talent & Rewards 
Yee Pin Tan Joins Six Senses as Head of Design 
Boeing Forecasts Southeast Asia to Need 4,500 New Airplanes Over Next 20 Years 
Bombardier Completes Strategic Exit from Commercial Aviation 
British Airways to Launch Flights Between London Heathrow and Newquay 
Six Senses Appoints Bryan Gabriel as CCO 
Piotr Madej Joins The Andaman Langkawi as GM 
Sustainable Inspiration from Farmer Gareth Wyn Jones in North Wales 
PNG Air Orders Three ATR 42-600S Aircraft 
Japan Airlines Joins Amadeus NDC [X] Program 
BBAM to Convert Three Boeing 737-800s into Freighters 
John Woolley Joins The Ritz-Carlton Bali as GM 
French Navy to Operate Four Airbus H160 Helicopters 
British Airways Extends Suspension of Flights to Beijing and Shanghai 
Air France Extends Suspension of Flights to Beijing and Shanghai 
Welsh Wine from the Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard – Interview with Colin Bennett 
Vietjet to Launch Three New Routes to India 
WTTC’s 20th Global Summit to Take Place 22-23 April in Cancun, Mexico 
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo to Open Renovated Rooms on 29 March 
2019-nCoV – Arbitrary Restrictions and Blanket Travel Bans Cause Confusion 
China and Mandarin Airlines Make Further Changes to Cross-Strait Services 
Premier Inn to Add 735 Beds to Scotland Portfolio in 2020 
Valentino Longo Wins North America’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition 
Aviation: Slower But Steady Growth in 2019 
Three Countries to Participate in Singapore Airshow 2020 Flying Displays 
2019 Worst Year for Air Cargo Since End of Global Financial Crisis in 2009 
Korean Air to Sell Land and Assets 
ibis Styles Hotel Opens in Bekasi, Indonesia 
Air France Takes Delivery of Airbus’ 350th A350 
United Airlines to Buy a Flight Training Academy 
Bombardier to Double Size of Service Centre at London Biggin Hill 
LA7s to Take Place at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles 29 Feb – 1 Mar 
Singapore Airshow 2020 Still On; SAALS Cancelled 
IHG Signs 61-Key InterContinental Resort in Khao Yai, Thailand 
Fusion Suites Opens in Vung Tau, Vietnam 
Aeroviation Expands Flight Training in Singapore with DA-20 Simulator 
CWT Appoints Nick Vournakis as MD – Global Customer Group 
SEHT Aviation Donates Six SH40-10 Headsets to Aerobility 
China Airlines Adds 2019-nCoV Service Information Centre to Website 
Four Seasons Resort Lanai Appoints Bradley Russell as Resort Manager 
Leading Yachts of the World Appoints Anthony Brisacq as CEO 
Second Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo Starts Accepting Reservations 
Korean Air to Launch Passenger and Cargo Flights to Budapest, Hungary 
Aviation: Alliance Established to Investigate Use of Blockchain in MRO Chain 
SAS Closes Sale of Beijing and Shanghai Flights Until 15 March 
North Face 100 Thailand Attracts Over 4,000 Runners from 20+ Countries 
Hong Kong Air Cargo Renews IOSA Registration 
Swiss-Belhotel to Open Over 2,000 Rooms in 12 Hotels in Indonesia 
Elena Nazarovici Joins The Sanchaya Bintan as Director of Sales 
Amadeus Joins Mastercard’s City Possible Network 
Asia Pacific Airlines Carried 375.5m Int. Pax in 2019 
Thai Airways Reduces Flights to Mainland China 
Cebu Pacific Cancels All Flights to Hong Kong and Macau 
Batik Air Takes Delivery of First Airbus A320neo 
Fiji Beat South Africa to Win First HSBC Sydney Sevens 
Maldives Rejoins Commonwealth 
Korean Air Making a Difference to Orphans in Tondano, Sulawesi 
Qatar Airways Becomes Official Airline of Paris Saint-Germain 
Polish Air Ambulance Service Orders Two Learjet 75 Liberty Aircraft 
Vietnam Airlines Makes Changes to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Flights 
Football: Pictures from Ascot United FC vs Egham Town FC 
Aerobility – The British Flying Charity, Interview with Mike Miller-Smith MBE 
ANA and SIA Sign Joint Venture Framework Agreement 
Dusit Signs First Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam 
SkyWest Orders 20 Embraer E175 Jets 
SAS Suspends All Shanghai and Beijing Flights 
Kuala Lumpur Int. Airport Trials Single Token Journey Technology 
Air Canada Suspends All Flights to Beijing and Shanghai 
Korean Air Sets Up Emergency Response Team; Suspends Select China Flights 
Mark Radford Joins Trenchard Aviation as VP Business Development 
CWT Appoints R. Thompson as VP Global Internal Communications & Culture 
Vietjet Launches Daily Flights Between Hanoi and Bali, Indonesia 
WTTC Moves April’s Global Summit from Puerto Rico to Mexico 
Andy Flaig Joins Wyndham as Head of Development South East Asia / Pacific Rim 
Air Astana Reports 2019 Net Profit Increase of 461% 
NASA Orders Three Airbus H135 Helicopters 
Hahn Air Simplifies Distribution of Corporate Shuttle Flights 
Sydney 7s to Take Place at Bankwest Stadium on 1-2 February 
Russia’s Sirena Travel Signs Multi-Year Retailing Deal with ATPCO 
Shell to Use Airbus H160 for Offshore Transportation 
ANA to Operate International Flights Out of Haneda T2 and T3 from 29 March 
CAL Group Makes Changes to Inflight Services on Taiwan-HK / Macau Routes 
Philippines Suspends Visa Upon Arrival Service for Chinese Nationals 
UK Visitor Arrivals Spending Up 19% in October 2019 
Todd Probert Joins CAE as Group President, Defence & Security 
Six Senses Appoints Mark Sands as Vice President of Wellness 
Air France and Sata Azores Airlines Start Codesharing 
Norwegian Implements New Hand Baggage Policy 
AirAsia X Launches KL – Taipei – Okinawa Flights 
First Boeing 777-9 Begins Flight Tests 
Accor Commits to Global Elimination of Single-Use Plastics by 2022 
Etihad Receives EASA Approval to Train Boeing 777, 787 Pilots 
Jeane Lim Appointed GM of Grand Park City Hall Hotel in Singapore 
Whitbread Opens First hub by Premier Inn Hotel Outside of London’s Zone 1 
Delta Enhances Travel Experience for Pets 
All Blacks Sevens Make History in Hamilton 
Air Canada Becomes Official Airline of Cirque du Soleil 
Phuket to Host Thailand Travel Mart (TTM+) 2020 in June 
Thailand: Did Strength of Thai Baht Affect Number of Arrivals from UK in 2019? 
Seaplanes in Thailand? Interview with Dennis Keller, CBO of Siam Seaplane 
Future of Airline Distribution and NDC – Interview with Yanik Hoyles, IATA 
Cambodia Airways Interview with Lucian Hsing, Commercial Director 
HD Videos and Interviews 
Podcasts from HD Video Interviews 
Travel Trade Shows in 2019, 2020 and 2021 
High-Res Picture Galleries 
Travel News Asia – Latest Travel Industry News 

You May Also Like