The Gainsborough Bath Spa

September 16, 2015 ArchitectureTravel

by Kim Inglis | photography by Jacob Termansen
ISBN 9789810963828
280 x 240 mm
Paperback, 40 pages
Pub Date: September 2015
BIC: WTL, WTM, AMX

Housed in three interlinking Classical-style buildings in honey-toned Bath stone, The Gainsborough Bath Spa from YTL Hotels is an exciting addition to this UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the city within the pages of this book, learn about its history and experience its cultural attractions, then retire in style to the city’s newest five-star hotel. Here, the lodgings are luxurious, the food and beverage outlets are super-styled and the service is second to none. In addition, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is the only hotel in the UK that has a direct link to mineral-rich thermal waters, so there’s a superb thermal water journey that respects the Roman tradition of sequential temperature bathing and a bespoke menu of exotic therapies. If that weren’t enough, YTL Hotels has also been receiving many an accolade for its creative approach to the buildings’ architectural renovation. Not only are the Grade II listed Georgian facades pristine, the interiors have been styled sensitively with respect for the original Victorian fabric of the various edifices and the fittings and furnishings are truly sumptuous.
This book seeks to showcase both the historical reconstruction and adaptation of an important series of buildings, and the beauty of a city that attracts four and a half million visitors a year. A stay at the hotel is truly a memory to treasure, as is a visit to Bath itself. The book is an excellent reminder of that experience.

The Author
Singapore-based British writer Kim Inglis has written many books about architecture, art, interior design, food and beverage, spa and hospitality, The Classic Collection being her third title for YTL Hotels. Recent books include Singapore: World City, Bali by Design and New Thai Style.
www.kiminglis.com

The Photographer
Danish photographer Jacob Termansen has made travelling his life’s work. Specialising in lifestyle subjects and all matters of the good life, this is his second title for YTL Hotels. His work has been widely published in books and magazines around the world with recent titles including Jumby Bay: A Very Private Affair and Bali by Design.
www.termansen.com