Queensberry Hotel completes on next phase of renovation to reposition boutique as new manager joins the ranks


Bath’s Queensberry Hotel has now completed the next phase of an ambitious renovation project, which has seen £210k invested into the business this year, with further developments planned for the next nine months.

The hotel, which is owned by Laurence and Helen Beere, finalised the refurbishment of its Olive Tree restaurant in 2015 and has now given its public areas and back office systems given an overhaul.

Now the owners have pledged to invest a further £250k into the bedrooms and bathrooms over the next nine months, with a new hotel manager coming on board to assist with the project.

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Magaly Etter has been appointed in the new position that has been created as the business goes from strength to strength. She has a strong background, having worked at the likes of the Abbey Hotel Bath and Dormy House Hotel in the Cotswolds.

The work for the next stage of development will be lead by local interior designed Jane Clayton & Co and decorating partners Clayton and Hirst.

Beds will be supplied by Harrison Spinks and TVs by Panasonic, while Bluetooth DAB radios, supplied by Moss of Bath.

Laurence Beere, co-owner of the hotel, said he was delighted with the work: “Sometimes, it’s easier to think of reasons not to proceed with such major works, in view of the costs, the potential for disruption and all the uncertainty. The completion of this project, however, fully vindicates the boldness of our ambition. Above all, however, it is evidence not just of our vision for the hotel, but of the skills, professionalism and ingenuity shown by other independent businesses in helping us see this through to fruition.”

The Queensberry Hotel comprises four old townhouses and is home to 29 bedrooms and the 3 AA Rosette The Olive Tree restaurant.

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