Tŷ Hotel Newport – Branding and Signage Scheme at Wales’ Largest All-Electric Hotel

The Celtic Collection has opened a brand new, sustainability-focused hotel in Newport, and tasked Morgans Consult with the design, manufacture and roll out of a brand and signage scheme across the site.

Morgans Consult have worked closely with The Celtic Collection on their sites across Wales, including their Tŷ Hotel and Parkgate brands. This latest edition to the Celtic Collection is the largest all-electric hotel in Wales. And we’re delighted to have been involved in the project.

Scroll down to see our case study video, project gallery, and overview of the project…

The Building

Located near the M4, and within walking distance of the International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales), the hotel is in a prime location for conference delegates, business, and leisure guests.

The hotel offers 146 rooms, leisure facilities, and the Mediterranean-inspired Casa Restaurant. The architectural design of the £20m hotel features a glass frontage covering all four floors to maximise natural daylight and create a light and airy feel, while bedrooms enjoy floor to ceiling windows.

With a focus on sustainability the building has features that work towards the Celtic Collection’s strategy to achieve Net Zero by 2050. These include, low energy LED lighting, water saving devices, energy-efficient electric ovens and induction hobs and solar panels installed.

CASE STUDY: Tŷ Hotel Newport

Wayfinding and Signage Scheme

We have significant experience of the Tŷ Hotel brand having worked on multiple sites across the country. With this, the latest addition to the collection, we provided a full range of wayfinding, health and safety, external and internal monoliths, brand implementation and large exterior signage.

External brand pieces include large illuminated exterior logos which can be seen from the M4, main entrance illuminated signage fixed to the existing perimeter wall and a acrylic illuminated Casa restaurant brand logo manufactured in collaboration with our sister company Dipec

With the hotel being fully electric, and power being supplied by renewable sources, including solar power, we ensured all illuminations used low voltage, more economical technologies. The illuminated solutions supplied avoid any unnecessary drain on the hotel’s energy supply, ensuring the hotel meets its ambitious sustainability targets without any drop in customer service levels.

Internally, the site features a range of solutions including health and safety, wayfinding, illuminated logos and Internal glass privacy manifestations on meeting rooms.

The final piece of the jigsaw was the manufacture and delivery of a bespoke Welsh slate plaque complete with gold leaf detailing, created in collaboration with our sister company Stone Sign. The plaque was installed in time for the official opening by Jacquelin Davies, Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Board. 

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Tŷ Hotel Newport is the latest addition to The Celtic Collection. The new hotel will source its electricity from 100% REGO-backed renewable sources.

Solar panels mounted on the hotel roof will also create renewable electricity, contributing around 20% of the property’s overall power.

The kitchen for the hotel’s Mediterranean-inspired Casa Restaurant will operate using energy-efficient electric ovens and induction hobs which are expected to reduce energy consumption by at least 50% in comparison with traditional gas-fired equipment.

The latest air source heat pump technology creates hot water, plus a modern variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system delivers highly efficient, demand-based heating and cooling, and circulates fresh and filtered air around the hotel.

All equipment is connected to an intelligent building management system (BMS) that efficiently controls heat and cooling where and when required.

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The Result

The result is a modern, simple, yet stylish aesthetic. The brand is evident throughout the space, and visible from a distance with high-positioned illuminated signage. Navigation is simple from arrival, and throughout the hotel. 

We’re delighted with the outcome, and look forward to our next project with The Celtic Collection and Tŷ Hotels.

If you’d like to find out more about any of the products, services or processes featured in this article, just reach out to us on info@morgansconsult.com / 02920 672828. Diolch.

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