New hotel taking shape.


Well l have got to say the old Kingsmead House site – on the corner of James Street West and Charles Street – is now rapidly taking on a new shape.

A ‘phone shot – taken into the sun.

It’s gone from being the location for a derelict office block to a big hole in the ground – and now this vacant lot is being transformed into a £35 million pound four-star hotel  -creating around 120 local jobs.

The old Kingsmead House from Charles Street
A water-filled hole in the ground!

Scottish-based Apex Hotels – which operates eight sites across Edinburgh, Dundee and London – is building a 177 bedroom full service hotel with conference facilities. It’s due to open in 2017.

Artist’s impression of new hotel.

The Apex City of Bath Hotel  will be the city’s largest hotel both in terms of conference and events spaces and number of bedrooms.

From James Street West

The hotel’s conference room will hold up to 420 delegates which will be the largest in Bath and the 4-star hotel itself will have 177 contemporary bedrooms including family rooms and suites, some of which include balconies.

Artist’s impression of foyer – complete with Bladdud pigs?

It will also be fully equipped with leisure facilities including a gym and pool as well as a stylish bar and restaurant.


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