Seasons had originally planned to refurbish the hotel one floor at a time, but later realised this would cause far too much disruption and inconvenience to guests staying at the hotel. It is also much more practical for obvious Health and Safety reasons.
Since opening in October 2008, The County Hotel has been a very popular choice of destination for short breaks with many of Seasons’ members, but the rooms are currently a little dated and in need of a spot of TLC.
The planned makeover will bring the whole hotel up to Seasons’ usual exacting standards, and all furniture, fittings and decorations will be replaced or refurbished.
Commenting on the major makeover, Resort Manager Erin Cornish said: “The County Hotel really is a beautiful building. Last year, we had a lot of work done to the exterior, so it will be nice to have the inside up to the same standard. The rooms are tired but once updated, they will look fantastic. It really is an exciting time for myself and all the staff at the hotel and we all are looking forward to opening the doors with a brand new look”.
Built at the turn of the century, The County was originally two separate houses. After being turned into a luxury Guest House in the 1940’s it became home away from home for his imperial highness Halie Salassie in his exile from Abysinnia. The County overlooks the county cricket ground which also doubles as Bath’s rugby ground in season. These both lie on the recreation ground which was a gift to the people of Bath from a wealthy land owner, it remains a green belt in the heart of the City.
County Hotel, purchased by Seasons Holidays in 2008, is currently the company’s only hotel property.
About Seasons Holidays
Established in 1997, Seasons is an English company which has grown into one of Europe’s leading holiday ownership developers, with seven resorts in the British Isles and three in Europe.
Membership of Seasons Holiday Club now stands at more than 23,000 British families, representing in excess of 70,000 people, for whom the company arranges holidays each year.