Kaleidoscope acquires Dukes Hotel in Bath

Kaleidoscope Dukes Hotel

Dukes Hotel [Credit: Booking.com]

UK: Independent luxury hotel collection Kaleidoscope Hotels has acquired the Dukes Hotel in Bath, taking the portfolio to four properties. 

Located on  Great Pulteney Street in Bath, Dukes Hotel features 17 bedrooms spread across two townhouses. Originally known as St Monica’s, the property underwent various transformations before assuming its current identity as Dukes in 1985, paying homage to the Duke of Clevedon. 

Under the ownership of Kaleidoscope, the hotel will undergo a refurbishment including all bedrooms and public areas, along with the introduction of a boutique wellness space. 

The sale of the Dukes Hotel was conducted off-market by Savills. James Greenslade, director of hotel capital markets, said: “This exceptional property is the perfect addition to the buyer’s portfolio of stunning hotels. The hotel has been tastefully decorated with antiques and fine art, and there are several opportunities to increase its offering subject to planning permissions. Dukes will remain open offering excellent service to their customers.” 

Ian Taylor, co-owner of Kaleidoscope Hotels, said: “As Dukes integrates into the Kaleidoscope portfolio, the focus will be on continuing to bring our playful spirit into the hospitality world, whilst fostering a sense of community among the brilliant team, and bringing them into the family with a smooth transition. 

“Looking ahead, exciting synergies across the portfolio will be explored, especially with The Bird, which is a neighbour of Dukes. As a hotel collection we delight in being different, and we are looking forward to bringing this unique approach to Dukes as it becomes part of the Kaleidoscope Hotels,” he added.

Dukes Hotel joins Bishopstrow in Wiltshire, Homewood in Somerset and The Bird in Bath. 

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