Hilton Garden Inn takes shape at Adventure Parc Snowdonia

It’s set to be one of the largest hotels in North Wales, and it is rapidly taking shape on the edge of a world-first inland surf lagoon in the magnificent Conwy Valley.

The envelope of the flagship 106-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn at Adventure Parc Snowdonia is now complete, with work starting this week on internal walls, along with the mechanical and electrical fit out.

Lead contractor on the build, HH Smith, says that single storey steel works will be complete in the coming week, with the first of 250 floor-to-ceiling windows also now being fitted.

Timelapse of Hilton Garden Inn at Adventure Parc Snowdonia

The construction project has been underway since July 2019. To ensure minimal environmental impact throughout construction and operation, its design adheres to BREEAM ‘very good’ standards.

The BREEAM rating measures design impact and carbon emissions, design durability and resilience, adaption to climate change, and ecological value and biodiversity protection. Key measures being taken to reduce the environmental impact of the Hilton Garden Inn Snowdonia include an innovative waste-water management system, FSC-approved timber and photovoltaic roof panels.

Image Gallery of Hilton Garden Inn at Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Images by Cardigan © Hilton Build

A landmark hotel with its own adventure concierge service

The Hilton Garden Inn at Adventure Parc Snowdonia is the first time the Hilton Garden Inn brand – which also operates at a number of the UK’s leading sporting venues including Doncaster Racecourse and the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground – has been brought to Wales.

The 106-bedroom, four-storey hotel will welcome its first guests in winter 2020 and promises unparalleled views across Adventure Parc Snowdonia’s world-first inland surf lagoon and the Conwy Valley’s mountains-and-forests landscapes beyond.

It will be complemented by high quality hospitality facilities, including an indoor / outdoor wellbeing spa, corporate conference and meeting facilities for up to 230 delegates, and a destination dining restaurant overlooking the surf lagoon.

The Hilton Garden Inn will also launch with a new expert Adventure Concierge service delivered by Adventure Parc Snowdonia, which will encourage guests to explore a variety of instructor-led activities in the natural playground of North Wales.

The concierge service will create bespoke itineraries which showcase the best of the region’s adventures, landscapes, food, heritage and culture.

Managing director for Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Andy Ainscough, said: “We’re proud to have brought a one-of-a-kind adventure parc to North Wales, and our Hilton Garden Inn will only enhance our visitor experience.

“It’s great to see the hotel taking shape, and with floors, internal walls and windows now in place we’re able to see just how impressive the guest experience is going to be.”

Transformational evolution

The Hilton Garden Inn is part of Adventure Parc Snowdonia’s transformational phase two evolution, which represents a total investment of £18 million.

‘Phase two’ includes the new indoor adventure facility Adrenaline Indoors – one of the biggest purpose-built indoor adventure destinations in the UK – which launched on 1st August 2019. The all-ages, weatherproof arena was voted the best new family attraction at the recent National Geographic Traveller Awards.

It will be joined by a new pump track and adventure playground at the start of the new surf season in April 2020. Visitors to the parc can also enjoy instructor-led sessions in mountain biking and gorge walking.

High profile global visitors

Adventure Parc Snowdonia made headlines around the globe when it opened as a world-first inland surf facility in August 2015. It has since established itself as one of Europe’s most innovative adventure destinations.

Larry Page, co-founder of Google, and Nick Woodman, founder of Go Pro, were amongst the first surfers through its doors; Hollywood actors, Formula One racing drivers, Red Bull athletes and Olympic sports stars have all since been spotted on the 300-metre lagoon’s man-made waves.  

The Hilton Garden Inn will create more than 90 new full-time hospitality roles, bringing the parc’s peak-season workforce to over 200.

Hilton Garden Inn Snowdonia in numbers:

  • 250 – floor-to-ceiling windows
  • 230 – delegate capacity at adjoining conference facility
  • 106 – bedrooms with long reaching views over surf lagoon and Conwy Valley landscapes
  • 90 – new full-time hospitality jobs
  • £18 million – total investment
  • 10 – secure mountain bike lock ups
  • 8 – electric car charging points
  • 5 – motorbike lock ups
  • 1 – dog wash facility
  • 1 – gym / fitness suite

About Anthony Woodhouse

Anthony is the Head of Digital at North Wales Tourism, he can be contacted at anthony.woodhouse@gonorthwales.org.uk or connect with him on LinkedIn