Christian Stan, at 8 Nov. 15, in Boutique Hotels, Hotels, News, Where to go next

The Gainsborough Bath Spa recently celebrated its official opening, becoming YTL Hotels’ first Classic Hotel in Europe and the only member of The Leading Hotels of the World in southwest England.

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From an exquisite display of Roman coins in the lobby to the luxurious thermal water pool at the lower ground, the newly opened Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel in the heart of Bath, England, is just the right place to immerse in history.

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The Gainsborough Bath Spa, which opened sofltly for business this July, occupies two buildings dating to the 18th century. Its Georgian and Victorian facades make this property a true five-star addition to a list of luxury escapes from YTL Hotels. These establishments were originally built as the Royal United Hospital and Bellott’s Hospital and have been managed by the Bath Technical College art department for the last seven decades.

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The 99-room five-star property has the exclusive privilege of being the only hotel in the United Kingdom to house a natural thermal spa. The Spa Village Bath, managed by YTL Hotels’ highly acclaimed Spa Village brand, provides for a modern day one-hour Roman Bath Circuit, where guests embark on a self-guided tour of the thermal pools, saunas, steam room, ice alcove and elegant relaxation rooms, concluding with a special Water Ritual Ceremony. The spa also offers therapeutic treatments with inspiration drawn from the local, famed thermal waters.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa - Private Dining Room

The Gainsborough Bath Spa has been designed by the multiple award-winning New York-based Champalimaud Design and is home to Johann Lafer at The Gainsborough, celebrity chef Johann Lafer’s first restaurant venture outside of Germany. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Bath, on Beau Street, and occupies three listed and historical buildings with Georgian facades and the one remaining Elizabethan building. It is just minutes away from the city’s historical attractions, shopping and restaurants, and directly across from the Thermae Bath Spa.

Doubles start from GBP 216.

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