Fragrance Group to convert Bath hospital into luxury hotel

Eloise Hanson By Eloise Hanson
30 July 2019 | Updated 30 July 2019

UK: The Royal Mineral Water Hospital in Bath will be transformed into a new luxury hotel as overseen by its owners, Fragrance Group.

Singapore-based investors, Fragrance Group, acquired the Grade-II listed hospital in January 2018 for £21.5 million, and has recently proposed to develop the property into a new hotel.

Originally built in the 18th Century, the hospital comprises of two buildings connected by a two-story bridge link and basement tunnel.

Although the planning application has not yet been submitted to Bath and North East Somerset Council, Fragrance Group has already "appointed leading architects from the city's Stride Treglown practice, with a brief to sensitively develop plans for a four-star hotel which respects and honours the original building," said spokesman Martin Rogers, from Global Hotels & Leisure Consultancy.

"We are thrilled to have purchased The Royal Mineral Water Hospital in the centre of Bath. The purchase completed 18 months ago, and it is expected that the hospital will finally close at the end of the year," Rogers continued.

NHS staff who are currently working at the site will relocate to the modern Royal United Hospital before the year is up.

Other UK historic hotels that feature in the Fragrance Group's portfolio include the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool, the Crown Hotel in Harrogate, and the Townhouse in Manchester.

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