Number of Bedrooms: 102
Number of Meeting Rooms: 9
Max. Function Capacity: 300
The Angel Hotel Cardiff
The Angel Hotel Cardiff’s Best Feature
Traditions, history and Iconic staircase
The Angel Hotel Cardiff’s Interesting Fact
- In 1917 the US Navy took over the Angel Hotel and gave its own name to the premises – USS Chattanooga
- Until the Second World War, rugby teams used the Angel Hotel as their changing rooms before each international match at the Cardiff Arms Park
- In 1972 the New Zealand All Blacks were staying at the hotel when prop Keith Murdoch was involved in a late-night altercation with a security guard, who had refused entry to the bar (closed for the night). He then became the first All Black to be sent home from a tour. Too ashamed to show his face in New Zealand, he diverted to Australia. He lived as a recluse there until his death in March 2018, aged 74.
- In 1989 Anthony Perkins was arrested on arriving at the Angel. It appeared the Psycho actor had posted some cannabis to himself before leaving America and an overzealous member of the hotel staff presented the packet to the wrong Mr Perkins, who called the police
Interesting Fact About Lis Holmes
Cardiff girl born and bred who attended her school prom at The Angel Hotel 23 years before starting at the hotel as General Manager. In the meantime, Elisabeth has mainly worked in hotels with short sabbaticals to help deliver the Olympic Games in London and play Waterpolo for Wales in the Commonwealth Championships.
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