The owners of Abbey Hotel in Bath have submitted a planning application to convert meeting rooms and office space into extra bedrooms as part of a refurbishment proposal.
KE Hotels, which acquired the 62-bedroom property in early 2018 from Ian and Christa Taylor, is bidding to renovate 38 bedrooms at the centre Bath hotel and transform back of office space into four extra bedrooms.
24 bedrooms, the hotel’s reception, bar and lounge were given a fresh new look in May 2019, with new lighting, artwork and colour schemes all introduced.
At the bottom of the planning application, it reads: “The proposed developments at the hotel demonstrate the hotel owner’s desire and commitment to provide first class facilities for visitors to the city.”
The Abbey Bath is also home to a Koffmann & Mr. White’s restaurant, which was unveiled in October 2018.
The new Koffman and Mr White’s concept marked the first of its kind for Black and White Hospitality, the management company founded by Nick Taplin and chef Marco who run the restaurant under a franchise deal with owners KE Hotels.
The independent hotel was bought by family-owned Khanna Enterprises (KE Hotels) in early 2018.
The UK brand of the business consists of Abbey Hotel in Bath, Best Western Plus Linton Lodge in Oxford and the 145-bedroom Manchester Moxy by Marriott Hotel, which started construction in Q4 2018.
The last day to comment on the plans is December 5 and Bath and North East Somerset Council’s target decision date is December 24.