Plans for Afan Valley Adventure Resort have been hailed a huge success following a two-day presentation on how the multi-million-pound adventure park in South Wales will come to life.
Over 25 key partners from across the world were given the opportunity to come and see where the resort will be built, how it will operate and hear from the team who will bring it together.
Leading experts from the leisure world and international sales agents attended the presentation days in May – which were held at the prestigious Celtic Manor Hotel, home to the 2010 Ryder Cup.
On day one NPD Chairman Gavin Woodhouse, the group’s Chairman of Leisure Peter Moore OBE and NPD’s Sales Director Ben Dews gave a detailed presentation on the resort and why the time is right to deliver such an exciting project.
Gavin Woodhouse explained how Afan Valley Adventure Resort will deliver a stunning menu of physical discoveries all in one location and become the first of its kind to hit the UK market.
Geared towards a new and exciting holiday experience offering visitors a unique mix of high-octane attractions and relaxation all in one location, he went on to explain how the resort will be built, the partners involved and the range of activities that will be included.
Peter Moore explained how the all-weather, all-year-round resort will be split into five different zones – Alpine, Forest, Trails, Xtreme and Zen with a central plaza accommodating a wealth of bars and restaurants where guests and visitors can meet and socialise at the end of the day.
Peter then discussed in detail the economic impact the resort will have on Wales.
He said: “Afan Valley Adventure Resort will not only add to the wealth of attractions which already make Wales such a popular destination for visitors, but history has shown us that it will attract huge inward investment to Wales; create employment opportunities for local communities, raise awareness and increase the number of tourists visiting and spending money in Wales.”
Guests also heard from Ann-Marie Smale, MD of architects Powell Dobson who explained the ethical design principles which will be used in the building of the resort while Ben Dews discussed the sales processes that will be available to purchasers.
After the presentation, guests enjoyed dinner in one of the hotel’s exclusive restaurants and an overnight stay at Celtic Manor.
On the following day guests were then taken on a site visit to the resort where Gavin Woodhouse and Peter Moore showed them a layout of where the resort activity zones and accommodation will be built.
It gave all those attending the chance to see first-hand the inspirational setting and rolling hills of the Afan Valley which will provide the perfect backdrop for the resort.
Talking about the event, Gavin Woodhouse said: “The response has been hugely positive from all who attended and it was a great opportunity to show why the time is right for Afan Valley Adventure Resort.
“When working on a project of this scale it is vital to let people see and hear first-hand how the resort will come together, the thinking behind it and the people who will make it happen and I hope those who came to the presentation were inspired by what they saw and heard.”