Bath hotels named finalists in National Tourism Awards for Excellence


©No. 15 by GuestHouse, Bath

Two Bath hotels have been named finalists in the VisitEngland National Awards for Excellence, with The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa featured in the ‘Large Hotel of the Year’ category and No.15 by Guesthouse, Bath featured in the ‘Small Hotel of the Year’ category.

Applications to the nationally recognised awards – which celebrate the businesses in tourism across England who have delivered excellence during the last year – were put forward for judging from businesses across England and went through a rigorous judging process by handpicked tourism industry experts. Gold, silver and bronze winners will be announced on 8 June 2022, in a ceremony in Birmingham.

Visit West Director of Tourism Kathryn Davis said, “We are absolutely thrilled for the teams at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa and No.15 by GuestHouse, Bath who thoroughly deserve to be named in the top three hotels in their category for these prestigious national awards. They have already achieved so much in the local and regional awards and so we will be cheering them on when the winners are announced on 8 June.”

©The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

No. 15 By Guesthouse Bath General Manager, Guillaume Lesage said, “I am so delighted for the team at No.15 by GuestHouse, it has been an amazing few weeks of trophies and nominations. Being a finalist in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence is a true recognition of their hard work and the fantastic delivery of our service ethos.”

©No. 15 by GuestHouse, Bath

VisitEngland Chief Executive, Patricia Yates said, “Millions of jobs and local economies depend on tourism and this year’s awards are also a timely opportunity to acknowledge the determination and dedication of tourism businesses as they rebuild and continue to champion best practice and customer service excellence, providing visitors with a stand-out experience.”

Bath’s hotel scene is steadily recovering from the last few years with new openings and many recent award nominations. A 212-bedroom Hampton by Hilton opened earlier in the spring following the opening of The Yard in Bath last year, while Fragrance Hotels are forging ahead with plans to develop the former Royal Mineral Water Hospital in the city centre into a 160-room luxury spa hotel.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa also recently won an award from The Hotel Marketing Association for best social media campaign and is now looking ahead to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a glorious afternoon tea event with music in the gardens of the hotel and a ‘Jubilee Joy’ package – two nights in a luxurious room or suite, a Jubilee themed cocktail, a champagne afternoon tea and a 6-course Tasting Menu on one night – prices start from £530 per room per night.