The Kaleidoscope Collection has added the County Hotel Bath to its portfolio and plans to expand further in 2018.
Having recently sold the Abbey Hotel, Bath, Ian and Christa Taylor of Bath’s Kaleidoscope Collection, currently encompassing No.15 Great Pulteney hotel, have replaced it with the 22- bedroom Bath hotel.
The Taylors have plans to transform the County into a boutique hotel and sister property for No.15, which can be found nearby.
Heading up the operation as hotel manager will be Wayne Darnell, who has been overseeing front of house and IT operations with Kaleidoscope for several years.
In the initial phases, the bedrooms and public spaces will be refreshed and the lower ground floor will open as a social hub aimed at creatives, who can bring clients for meetings in booths available for hourly hire.
The next phase of the project will see the bedroom count increase to 30, the addition of a lift, as well as a reconfiguration of the smaller rooms to make them more spacious.The Taylors are very keen to work with local businesses and creative talent to give the County a completely new identity with statement pieces of art to be at the front of the transformation expected to take two years to complete.
Kaleidoscope is also expecting to announce new hotels joining the collection over the coming months.T he sale was completed with the help of local law firm Mogers Drewett and accountants Moore Stephens.
Owner Ian Taylor said:“We’re delighted that County Hotel Bath marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Kaleidoscope Collection and we’re very much looking forward to see what the next few years will bring.”