Bath, “the gem of Georgian England,” continues its long tourism tradition (more than two thousand years!) with updated hotel offerings. In addition to the Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel, the highly anticipated property which will open this year, The Royal Crescent Hotel recently unveiled a big makeover.
Commanding a prime piece of real estate in the famous arc of buildings called the Royal Crescent, the hotel has long been a favorite address for visiting celebrities. The multi-million pound renovation upgraded the heritage-listed building with 21st century technology, while preserving historic features. The hotel stayed open during the year-long project, which occurred in phases.
Jane Clayton Interiors, the Somerset-based firm, was recruited to overhaul the design, and the new look is decidedly 1920s with mirrored furniture and light fittings, plus sumptuous fabrics including velvet and silk wallpaper in some bedrooms and the restaurant. A member of Relais & Chateaux, the Royal Crescent Hotel has suites named after famous Bath residents. Top digs: The Duke of York Master Suite, with a restored ornamental ceiling, original fireplace, and views over the Royal Crescent front lawn.
The Royal Crescent Hotel, 16 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LS, England, Tel: +44 (0) 1225 823333, www.royalcrescent.co.uk