Bath Hotel

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Bath Hotel
General information
Location155 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′26″N 0°08′30″W / 51.50722°N 0.14167°W / 51.50722; -0.14167Coordinates: 51°30′26″N 0°08′30″W / 51.50722°N 0.14167°W / 51.50722; -0.14167
Construction startedcirca 1789
Demolished1904

The Bath Hotel was located at 155 Piccadilly[1] on the site of what is now The Ritz Hotel, London[2] and was adjacent to the Walsingham House.[3] The Ritz' financial backers began negotiations in 1901[4] and purchased the Bath in 1902 simultaneously with the acquisition of the Walsingham. One of the considerations that made the transaction appealing to the city was that they would be able to widen Piccadilly when the Walsingham and Bath Hotels were demolished.[5]

History[edit]

Located on the corner of Arlington Street and Piccadilly[6] the hotel was in existence as early as 1789[7] on the site of the original building where the Old White Horse Cellar operated,[8] and offered luxury hotel suites to its clients.[6]

In 1895 the property was offered for sale, indicating that there were profitable rents to be obtained from leaseholds of the booking agent and the wine and spirit retailer on the premises.[9]

The building was demolished in 1904.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A New Hotel In Piccadilly". HathiTrust. London, England: The Builder. 15 November 1902. p. 437. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ "History The Ritz London. A Rich History". The Ritz London. The Ritz London. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b Macqueen-Pope, Walter James (1972). Goodbye Piccadilly (2 ed.). Newton Abbot: David and Charles. p. 119. ISBN 0-7153-5544-9. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  4. ^ "To the Editor of the Times". London, England: The Times. 20 September 1901. p. 2. Retrieved 26 June 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ "Carlton Hotel". London, England: The Times. 30 October 1902. p. 14. Retrieved 26 June 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ a b Feltham, John (1804). The Picture of London, for 1804. London: Richard Phillips. p. 349. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Lost". London, England: The Times. 19 December 1789. p. 1. Retrieved 26 June 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  8. ^ Harper, Charles G. (1906). The Old Inns of Old England, Volume I (of 2) A Picturesque Account of the Ancient and Storied Hostelries of Our Own Country. London: Chapman & Hall Limited. pp. 253–254. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Important Announcement". London, England: The Times. 9 October 1895. p. 1. Retrieved 26 June 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access