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Redevelopment Plans

The Francis reimagined

We are working with award-winning designers 3D Reid to reimagine The Francis Hotel and create the best townhouse in Bath. The long history and heritage of this much-loved hotel is reflected in the transformation that will take place. The hotel will relight the Georgian history within it, becoming an elegant and unique destination that welcomes guests to enjoy a personal experience, providing indulgence while offering the elevated pleasures of home.


Step onto Queen Square and be greeted by our door host. Welcome to The Francis Hotel.   Stroll into our world of warmth, friendliness and genuine hospitality with a nod to our Georgian heritage.  Take seat in the window to catch a breath, drop your bags, order a freshly brewed coffee and just take us in.  Let us guide you through your welcome, your stay has begun and incredible new memories will be made.


Hotels in the Georgian era offered a world of refined elegance and a haven for the wealthy embarking on grand tours and spa retreats. They expected opulent bedrooms along with impeccable service. All 98 bedrooms will be transformed and seamlessly blend little touches to acknowledge our Georgian heritage with high tech amenities and the latest sleep technology to offer a stay like no other.


Ambient lighting, soft music, the hum of vibrant conversation and laughter, join the crowd in our new bar. Where creative cocktails meet locally sourced wines and spirits alongside classic favourites.  Let your hair down, leave the rest of the day behind and elevate your mood.


Bath has a thriving food and drink scene and is a tourist hotspot for dining on delicious local produce and exploring new food trends.  Our brand new Townhouse Brasserie will become one of the most sought-after dining experiences in Bath, an ideal destination for a foodie break, to celebrate a special occasion or unwind at the end of a busy day over timeless classic British dishes using the very best local, seasonal produce.


Start the next chapter of your story in our brand new snug, a space for reflection, cosying up in a corner, making new connections and memories. Drawing influence from the popular Assembly Halls, it will be reminiscent of a Gentleman’s Lounge with feminine touches such as plush, ornate upholsteries and patterned tapestries. During the day a hub for networking, working or relaxation. During the evening, a dedicated space for guests to unwind.


Tourists have been flocking to Bath since the 18th century to “take the waters” and bathe in the city’s natural spa waters.  Today it may not be possible to bathe in the actual Roman Baths but Thermae Bath Spa is still home to the UK’s only existing natural thermae spa experience, making Bath the UK’s number one city for wellbeing.  As part of our transformation, we will be unveiling an exciting new spa facility.