Meet the people breathing a renewed lease of life into No.15
Independent hotels in Bath
No. 15 Great Pulteney joins the Bird, Bath and the newly-acquired country hideaway Homewood.
Jonathan Walker joins the No.15 team as managing director, following his most recent role as operations director at The Hotel Collection, before which he spent 16 years with InterContinental Hotels Group.
“We want to create a place to stay our guests really love,” says Jonathan Walker simply. “A place where our team are proud to work; somewhere they can provide great hospitality and at the same time really develop personally through coaching and training. People can learn a lot from our industry.
“Our aim for No.15 is to create authentic experiences for people, whether they are staying overnight, or simply popping in for a cocktail or afternoon tea. I love working on combining all of the elements – the right music, ambient lighting, the perfect glass for a particular cocktail and, importantly, team members who offer exceptional levels of hospitality – to make these experiences.
“Service which is really genuine is hugely important, as is working with and developing long-lasting relationships with local businesses and the community. We’re really passionate about creating a hotel, cocktail bar, café and spa that local residents see as their own and love to visit. Ultimately, we want to create something truly different, unique and memorable and for guests to say that they love what we do.”