Autumn opening for Bath’s new 5-star hotel?

The Gainsborough Hotel taking shape
The Gainsborough Hotel taking shape

Interesting to note that Bath’s new 5-star hotel – The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel – is now due to open this autumn rather than in the summer. With its owners – the YTL Group – now taking over the operating contract for the Thermae Spa next door – that part of the inner-city is now being referred to as ‘ Spa Village Bath’.

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

YTL  – who specialise in award-winning international resorts, hotels and spa villages – say the Gainsborough will be the only UK hotel to benefit from being connected to the city’s supply of mineral-rich natural thermal waters.

The building – which in previous lives has been both hospital and technical college – is now being transformed into a 99 roomed luxury hotel with restaurant, private dining, conference and event facilities. It’s going to be a real mixture of classical architecture and contemporary design.

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