Always nice to feel at one with the ‘in crowd’ isn’t it.
Such an occasion- attracting the bright ‘young’ things – was the official launch of Bath’s new ‘kid’ on the commercially-accommodating block – The Apex City of Bath Hotel.
A £50 million pound investment – on the corner of James Street West and Charles Street – and one that now boasts not only 177 bedrooms but the largest conference facilities so far offered in a city yet to fully tap this additional and lucrative market.
We started the evening – with wine and canapes in hand – in the Lansdown Suite. It’s a conference room that can hold up to four hundred delegates – and an events space flexible enough to also host exhibitions, dinner-dances, receptions and weddings.
Whilst admiring our hi-tech surroundings we listened to David James – CEO of Bath Tourism Plus – remind us that Bath attracted more visitors each year than Bristol and Manchester combined.
Both the hotel’s General Manager, Tim O’Sullivan and B&NES Leader Tim Warren reflected on the fact that this new business was providing much-needed employment and one that was ‘buying in’ local produce.
Apex is a family run firm with ten hotels in Scotland and England. We couldn’t fault the welcome – nor the fun the staff had laid on. Everything for guests to enjoy from boules on the ‘green’ to a help-yourself sweetshop!
The tour of the hotel’s facilities included the gym and pool area and the gift of an Apex duck – there were plenty floating on the water!
Check out the facilities for yourselves on https://www.apexhotels.co.uk/apex-city-of-bath-hotel