Known to locals by its previous title, the Cardiff International Arena, the renamed Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, is one of the UK's leading events and entertainment venues. Hotels near Cardiff city centre - such as the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff - put visitors just a few minutes' walk from Cardiff International Arena, or the Motorpoint Arena as it is now officially known.
Guests at the hotel will enjoy premier accommodation in Cardiff, within easy walking distance to its most popular attractions. And with the Motorpoint Arena just minutes away, concert-goers staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff will only have a few steps to make when their night is over.
An introduction to the Motorpoint Arena
The Cardiff International Arena opened in September 1993 with an event hosted by Dame Shirley Bassey and 5,500 fans in attendance. Today, it is the largest purpose-built exhibition venue in Wales. The name change came in March 2011, when the Newport-based car sales company Motorpoint became investors and changed the arena name to the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff.
In the past, the Motorpoint Arena, or Cardiff International Arena, has hosted many big-name musical acts, including Lady Gaga, Oasis, Elton John, Kings of Leon and Wales' own Sir Tom Jones. It is also a leading comedy venue in Cardiff, with stars like Lee Evans and Peter Kay logging appearances there. The Cardiff International Arena also hosts world-class sports like Premier League darts, and can be hired for weddings, business meetings and other private functions.
Other attractions near the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff
The Cardiff International Arena, now Motorpoint Arena, is ideally placed in the city centre, with the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff one of the closest hotels near the venue. This hotel near the Cardiff International Arena also lies close to Millennium Stadium, the city's central train station and many major shopping destinations.