YTL Hotels is proud to announce that The Gainsborough Bath Spahas been featured in the Condé Nast Traveler 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 Gainsborough Bath Spa is delighted to be a part of such an exclusive list.
The staff at Condé Nast Traveler found that what set these properties apart from the rest is that they struck the right balance between old-school extravagance and just the right measure of modernity. The editors lauded The Gainsborough Bath Spa as, “A place to live, and soak, like a Roman, in one of England’s prettiest towns.”
The Gainsborough Bath Spa is the only hotel in the UK to offer its guests exclusive access to Bath’s famed natural thermal waters in its luxurious spa, an experience that takes guests on a ritualised and immersive self-guided tour in a modern day Roman Bath circuit. 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 fascinating history and Georgian characteristics. This accolade continues to position The Gainsborough Bath Spa as an exceptional luxury hotel globally, as well as locally, since its official opening in September 2015.
Dato’ Mark Yeoh, President of YTL Hotels said: “We are genuinely honoured to receive this award from such a renowned and respected publication. 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. It is great news for The Gainsborough and great news for Bath.”
The hotel is the newest addition to YTL Hotels’ portfolio of luxury properties. 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 just a five-minute walk from the Bath Spa train station, and a 90-minute train journey from London.
The only member of The Leading Hotels of the World in South West England, this holistic landmark is one of YTL Hotels’ most significant openings to date, and is set to be a future iconic property in the UK and internationally. Today, The Gainsborough Bath Spa stands as YTL Hotels’ first Classic Hotel in Europe, as well as the sole hotel in the UK to have exclusive access to Bath’s natural thermal mineral waters.