The Gainsborough Spa

Bath, United Kingdom

Each year, nearly four million visitors flock to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The City of Bath, to enjoy its historic architecture and soak in its healing thermal waters. The new 100-room Gainsborough Hotel is a conversion of a 19th Century Royal Hospital in the heart of the City and features unique, direct access to Bath’s thermal waters through three therapeutic pools. The owner, YTL Hotels, a loyal Champalimaud client, commissioned an adaptive re-use with a goal of creating elegant interiors and a luxurious Spa Village that remained faithful to the city’s Roman origins and bathing tradition.  During construction of the 14,000-square-foot Spa Village baths, ancient mosaics were uncovered and became a design inspiration. In this truly timeless environment, guests relax in the light-filled atrium and enjoy the healing waters.