Reported side effects of The Queensberry Hotel in Bath’s recent quarter of a million pound revamp include interior envy, furniture lust and Instagram irrationality
Much like a friend who returns from a fortnight away buffed, bronzed and more beautiful than ever, Bath’s fabulously eccentric boutique hotel has re-opened after its two week interiors boot-camp displaying an enviably polished new look. Splashing over £200k on renovations and updates to the reception, Old Q Bar, drawing room and gardens, The Queenberry’s owners, Laurence and Helen Beere are chuffed with the ravishing results.
‘Sometimes it’s easier to think of reasons not to proceed with such major works, in view of the costs and disruption,’ says Laurence. ‘The completion of the project and the fantastic new look, however, fully vindicates the boldness of our ambition.’
Local designers Jane Clayton & Co are responsible for the striking new interiors and statement pieces which include a drop-dead-gorgeous green velvet chair in the chic Old Q Bar and the Pinterest-worthy petal print which adorns the sunny drawing room.
Jane Clayton added: ‘The new interior reflects the hotel’s history, brand and location by use of quirky detailing through furniture styles, luxurious and colourful fabrics and accents of unexpected wallpapers along with local artwork.’
As well as extensive refurbishments, the iconic townhouse residence has appointed Magaly Etter as its first hotel manager. With an impressive CV – including stints at Bath’s Abbey Hotel and Dormy House Hotel in the Cotswolds – and six languages under her belt, Magaly brings a wealth of experience to this new role.
‘It’s a real pleasure to join the Queensberry family,’ she enthuses. ‘I love the informal luxury here, which allows each individual to bring their own personality and helps it stand out from the crowd.’