Apex City of Bath Hotel has been named the ‘New Business of the Year’ at this year’s Bath Life Awards.
The £50m property, which opened on the city’s James Street West last August, was among six finalists in the category, which also included The Cakery and Ivy Bath Brasserie.
General manager, Tim O’Sullivan, collected the award alongside members of his team at the ceremony at the Assembly Rooms on 22 March.
As Bath’s largest hotel, the property boasts 177 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar, gymnasium and pool and sits at the heart of the city just minutes from Bath’s major tourist attractions – including the Roman Baths.
It is also Bath’s only purpose-built city centre conference and events facility, with capacity for up to 400 delegates.
The judges commented on the scale of the hotel’s impact since opening: “A scale offering such as Apex was desperately needed in Bath and it has had a superb impact after a £50 million investment, contributing massively to the economy of the city.”
O’Sullivan accepting the award said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been named New Business of the Year, particularly when up against such tough competition in the category.
“The team has worked so hard, from long before the hotel opened and beyond, to ensure its success so the award is testament to their commitment. I’m exceptionally proud of what we have achieved, and glad to see that the team’s hard work is being recognised by others within the city.”