THE new Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel has been featured in the Condé Nast Traveller 2016 Hot List: The Best New Hotels in the World.
This prestigious listing features the editors’ and contributing reporters’ handpicked selection of their favourite new hotels for 2016. After visiting six continents and 36 countries, the team reduced the list to 60 new hotels that represent not only the trailblazers of the hotel world, but also where the savvy traveller is heading next.
The staff at Condé Nast Traveller found that what set these properties apart from the rest is that they struck the right balance between old-school extravagance and the right measure of modernity. The Gainsborough Bath Spa was described as “a place to live, and soak, like a Roman, in one of England’s prettiest towns.”
The Gainsborough Bath Spa, which opened in September 2015, is the only hotel to offer its guests exclusive access to Bath’s famed natural thermal waters.. The Hot List congratulates the hotel’s signature feature, as well as its design by award-winning New York-based Champalimaud Design, which pays homage to the building’s history and Georgian characteristics.
Dato Mark Yeoh, President of YTL Hotels, owners of the Gainsborough Bath Spa, said: “This award recognises not only the original concept and design of our beautiful buildings but also the high levels of service which our staff provide on a day-to-day basis.”
The 99-room hotel is ideally located along Beau Street, minutes away from the city’s historical attractions, shopping and restaurant districts, and directly opposite the Thermae Bath Spa. This historic property is located five minutes walk from the Bath Spa train station, and a 90-minute train journey from London.