The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath, England, opened


Taking the waters has been a tradition in Bath since Roman times, so it’s only natural that the recently opened Gainsborough Bath Spa provides visitors the ideal way to continue the practice. Set beneath a glass atrium within the hotel is the 1,300-square-meter Spa Village Bath, with 11 treatment rooms including a couple’s room and VIP suite, and hotel guests have direct entry to the facilities. Should they wish to extend their experience beyond the spa, they can do so in one of the hotel’s exclusive spa rooms, the only accommodations in the UK to offer in-bathroom access to the thermal waters. Originally built in the 1800s, and named for the artist Sir Thomas Gainsborough, the hotel occupies two Grade II Listed buildings and has 99 guest rooms and suites, created by the award-winning firm of Champalimaud Design, New York. Uncomplicated contemporary cuisine is featured in the restaurant, headed up by renowned Austrian Chef Johann Lafer, while The Canvas Room and The Gainsborough Bar are relaxing venues for drinks and light fare.

The Gainsborough Bath Hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.