Ian and Christa Taylor sell No.15 Great Pulteney


Ian and Christa Taylor, owners of the Kaleidoscope Collection have confirmed that they have agreed the sale of No.15 Great Pulteney to the family-owned and managed Guest Holdings for an undisclosed amount.

The duo acquired the three Grade-I listed Georgian townhouses in March 2016, and unveiled the stylish 40-bedroom hotel in December of the same year after a complete transformation.

A year later and a spa, with four-themed treatment rooms, a hot tub and barrel-shaped sauna within exposed stone vaults was revealed.

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New owners Guest Holdings is run by brothers Tristan, James and Tom, who said they were aiming to ‘preserve all that is special about what the Taylors have created’.

The sale was completed on Friday 11th October.

Managing director Jonathan Walker, the senior management team and staff at No.15 will all remain in place following the takeover.

“Since purchasing the three Grade I Georgian townhouses in March 2016, No.15 has seen a complete transformation – with the help of its luxury for the curious mantra it has certainly been brought back to life since its days as the Carfax Hotel, and now holds its own within the Bath landscape of luxury boutique hotels – we could not be more proud of what managing director Jonathan Walker and the Kaleidoscope and No.15 teams have helped us achieve in just three years!” says Ian Taylor.

“We would like to wish Tristan, James and Tom Guest the very best of luck with their first Bath venture. We are delighted that it’s very much business as usual for guests and staff alike, with Jonathan and senior management, as well as all No.15 staff, remaining in place.”

The Guest brothers commented: “We are very much looking forward to getting to know and working with the No.15 team and becoming a part of the Bath community. No.15 is a unique property and we aim to preserve all that is special about what the Taylors and the highly committed team at No.15 team have created and we will invest to ensure its continued growth.”

Since its launch to market, No.15 has been named ‘Outstanding New Hotel’ at the Independent Hotel Show in October 2017, along with New Business of the Year at the Bath Chronicle Business Awards 2017.

It then went on to win gold at the 2018/19 Bath, Bristol and Somerset Tourism Awards in the Large Hotel of the Year category in November 2018 and Silver in the South West Tourism Awards in early 2019.

There are no plans to sell the other two Bath hotels within the Kaleidoscope Collection: The Bird on Pulteney Road and Homewood in nearby Freshford, which has been completely transformed by the Taylors over the past year to now reveal 21 bedrooms and suites, a spa and relaxed dining, all set within 10 acres of newly restored gardens.

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