As part of the incomplete architectural set-piece by John Wood the Elder. the building is one of the most important in Bath.
The original hotel was a tired 3* operation with 70 bedrooms, and opening up the building during construction inevitably found areas of dilapidation which increased the contract period. The acquisition of an adjoining hotel and several businesses and flats increased the room number to 166. The completed boutique hotel will be run under the IHG Indigo brand, with a restaurant, bar and gym to complement the bedrooms and is expected to be the European Brand flagship.
Each of the bedrooms is themed to reflect the Bath experience. Aiming at a 4* offering, the operators have now included a Michelin star chef.
Client Somerston Capital
Architect Darling Associates (Formerly Architect CT)
Contractor Phelan Construction
Size 166 bedrooms