The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa United Kingdom
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
16 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LS
Privately owned by Topland Group
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Jonathan Stapleton MI FIH, has worked in the International 5 star luxury hotel industry for 43 years, the last 20 plus, as General Manager of several 5 star hotels and resorts, including the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews and the Athenaeum Hotel & Residences in Mayfair, London. He is a Master Innholder and Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality.
5 star luxury and a member of Relais & Chateaux
To build The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa brand in to a world-renowned luxury destination in its own right.
THE ROYAL CRESCENT HOTEL & SPA
History & Story
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is situated in one of the most famous crescents in the world. Designed by the architect John Wood the Younger, the Royal Crescent was built between 1767 and 1774. Occupying Houses 15 & 16 of the Crescent – Number 16 The Royal Crescent became a guest house in 1950 and in 1973 it was combined with House 15 to create The Royal Crescent Hotel.
The hotel has had 3 previous owners before being acquired by Topland Group.
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa went through an extensive refurbishment throughout all 45 rooms and suites, function and public rooms, the kitchen and one acre of private gardens, this was completed in April 2014. Jane Clayton was the Interior Designer and Alison Jenkins the Landscape Designer. Alison went on to design the Tattinger Spa Garden in July 2015. In April 2016 The Garden Villa’s own walled garden was redeveloped, enabling residential guests, wedding parties and corporate clients to make full use of the area. The Spa & Bath House had a complete makeover in May 2016, bringing it in line with the rest of the hotel and its facilities.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
- Situated in an iconic location.
- Although City centre based, the hotel has one acre of private gardens for guests to enjoy afternoon tea and al-fresco dining
- The hotel provides a complimentary concierge service and valet parking for all residential guests which is led by a Golden-Keys team
- Brand partners with Taittinger Champagne
- 100MB of free WIFI available to all residents and guests of the hotel
- Based in the heart of the city of Bath
- A 15 minute walk from the train station
- A 30 minutes drive from Bristol International Airport
- A 1 hour and 30 minute direct train ride from London Paddington Station
- A 1 hour and 45 minutes drive from London Heathrow Airport
- and a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from the Cotwolds
Key sites/activities in the area
In the city of Bath :
- Roman Baths
- Thermae Bath Spa
- River boat trips & hot air balloon rides
- Beyond –
- Longleat Safari
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa’s suites are named after famous guests who have stayed there. Amongst the most famous was Prince Frederick, Duke of York, the favourite son of King George III and the reason why the Royal Crescent achieved it’s regal title. Frederick is best remembered in the nursery rhyme ‘The Grand old Duke of York’ which charters his humilating defeat at Flanders against the armies of revolutionary French in 1773.
The hotel is child-friendly and offers amenities such as – toy boxes in the bedroom, Playstation, Kids DVD’s, and Kids TV on request, as well as, children’s dining and afternoon tea menus.
There is a restriction in The Spa & Bath House, whereby children aged 12 to 16 years-old can only use the spa when accompanied by an adult. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to use the Spa.
45 luxury rooms and suites
28 luxury rooms : 12 Deluxes rooms and 16 Heritage rooms
Views – Rooms have views over the private gardens, Crescent Lawn and quiet residential area
Average sizes : Deluxe: 23 metres squared and Heritage: 28 metres squared
17 luxury suites : 6 Master Rooms, 8 Heritage Suites and 3 Master Suites
All suites have views over the Crescent Lawn or one acre of private gardens
Average sizes : Deluxe Suite: 36 metres squared, Heritage Suite: 41 metres squared and Master Suites: 64 metres squared. All suites have added features including, private balconies, fireplaces, conservatories and roll top bath tubs
Restaurants & Bars
One restaurant : ‘The Dower House Restaurant’ -
A 17 tabled AA 3 rosette awarded restaurant, offering modern British cuisine with European and Asian influences. Sommelier service is also available with an extensive wine list and cellar.
Afternoon teas are served in the restaurant and out on the terrace or in The Gardens, during three set times in the afternoon.
One bar – ‘The Monatgu Bar & Champagne Lounge’ :
Offers cocktails, an extensive champagne and wine list, all day dining and lite bites.
The award-winning The Spa & Bath House, includes – 12 metre heated relaxation pool, Vitality whirlpool, Himalayan salt infused sauna, blossom steam inhalation room and Taittinger Spa Garden. Also houses a fitness room equipped with Technogym, cardiovascular and resistance equipment.
Corporate & Celebration Events
5 Function room (all available for meetings, private dining, celebrations and weddings)
The Sheridan : 41.3 metres squared, 16 boardroom / 35 theatre style
The Sir Percy Blakeney : 42 metres squared, 8 boardroom style
The Library : 27.5 metres squared, 8 boardroom / 20 theatre style
The Dower House : 100 metres squared, 30 boardroom / 60 theatre style
3 outdoor spaces :
- The Crescent lawn
- The Gardens’ – the hotel’s secluded private gardens
- The Wedding/Walled Garden at The Garden Villa
Extra Notable Features
‘The Gardens’ – One acre of private gardens to enjoy afternoon tea and al-fresco dining
Hotel and restaurant Awards
England’s Best Hotel Spa at World Spa Awards – 2015
AA 3 Rosettes for The Dower House restaurant – 2013/2014
The Good Spa Guide Awards 2014 – ‘Best Spa for a City’ – 2013/2014
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