Inside view of new Gainsborough

 Images have now been released of some of the interiors to be expected whenBath’s latest five-star hotel opens its doors to the public next Spring

The Gainsborough's proposed Spa Village Pool
The Gainsborough’s proposed Spa Village Pool

  The Gainsborough Bath Spa will be the newest addition to the YTL Hotels portfolio of luxury properties, and the company’s first Classic Hotel in the United Kingdom.

The Company says it will set a new standard for luxury accommodation in the City of Bath and will have the exclusive privilege of being the only hotel in the UK to have direct access to natural thermal waters.

Made up of three beautiful historical buildings – each with a Grade II listed Georgian façades -the site of The Gainsborough Bath Spa has enjoyed an interesting history.

The property was originally built as the United Hospital in 1824, with designs by renowned architect John Pinch. In 1932 the Hospital closed and the property became home to Bath College until 2005.

An image showing a proposed hotel bedroom
An image showing a proposed hotel bedroom

The site’s redevelopment by YTL Hotels has included the refurbishment of the main wings of the Gainsborough Building, the construction of a new wing on Lower Borough Walls and the re-designing of the neighbouring 17th century Bellotts annexe – linked to the Gainsborough by a newly formed tunnel.

The lower level of the property will be home to the Spa Village Bath and thermal pools.

Located over two floors, the 1,300 square metre Spa Village Bath will have direct access to Bath’s celebrated waters through three therapeutic pools.

Designed with the Roman history of Bath in mind, the pools are set within an atrium flooded with natural light.

Another view of a proposed hotel bedroom
Another view of a proposed hotel bedroom

The plush interiors of The Gainsborough have been designed by Champalimaud Design, one of the most highly regarded hotel design firms in the world.

They are known for their award-winning work on properties such as The Carlyle in New York and The Dorchester in London.


The hotel will also offer a variety of meeting and banqueting facilities, ideally suited to weddings, wellness events and conferences.

With high ceilings and four Georgian style windows, the 91.5 square metre Chapel Room is the largest space, and can also be linked with the Chapel Terrace to create a larger event space.

The 99-room hotel is located along Beau Street,minutes away from the city’s historical attractions, shopping and restaurant districts, and directly opposite the Thermae Bath Spa.