Ian and Christa Taylor rebrand The County Hotel and appoint new general manager


The County Hotel has been rebranded as The Bird, Bath as part of a transformation since its acquisition by leading hoteliers Ian and Christa Taylor.

The 22-bedroom hotel was taken over by the Taylors in March this year following the sale of the Abbey Hotel Bath, and plans were revealed to turn the County Hotel into a sister property to No.15 Great Pulteney as part of the Kaleidoscope Collection.

Now the County Hotel boasts a new beach bar, an additional nine bedrooms and refreshed public spaces as part of its transformation project, as well as refreshed restaurant and meeting spaces.

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A new general manager has also been appointed.

Tim O’Sullivan, who played a major role in the launch of Apex City Bath, told Somerset Live he was ‘delighted to make the move into the boutique hotel sector’ having previously worked with large hotel groups and specifically with Ian Taylor during his days with IHG.

Speaking to Somerset Live, Ian Taylor said: “Creating something new and exciting for Bath is something we love to do, and we’re really pleased with the transformation of The Bird so far.”

“The new signage will be up in the next week or so and we have plans in the pipeline for some interesting dressing to the front of the hotel to coincide with our Winter Wonderland for the festive season.”

Following the sale of Abbey Hotel Bath earlier this year to KE Hotels, the Taylors also acquired Homewood Park in August to join County Hotel and No.15 Great Pulteney in the Kaleidoscope Collection.

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