A sneak preview at No.15
Most people like to wait until a project is finished before inviting the great and good of Bath to have a look around, but here at No.15 we like to do things a little differently. We thought it would be fun to give people a ‘before’ viewing of our new boutique townhouse hotel, so that they’d be even more wowed with the finished ‘after’ transformation come October.
The party on the evening of 19 July was a few weeks in the planning, and while even on the morning – amid the dust and rubble – it looked like it might not come together, the event itself was a roaring success, largely thanks to a lot of help from our friends.
One of the most talked about – and much Instagrammed – features on the evening was local florist Passion’s extraordinary fairytale banquet display created in the Pulteney Room. There was also an opportunity for guests to get the full tour and sneak peek of a room scheme by Martin Hulbert Design, see moodboards for some of the downstairs rooms created by local interior designers Woodhouse & Law, Eton Design and Rossiters of Bath, try chocolates made here in Bath by Charlotte Brunswick, be transported back to childhood with an array of old-fashioned sweets from Little Big Weddings, discover bespoke wall murals by artists Thomas Dowdeswell, Jamie Mount, Jess Pigott and Mark Smith up on the artists’ floor, all the while sipping delicious fizz from Ridgeview. We’d also like to thank Roland Comer and Chris Staines for the amazing canapes, Enlightened for shining some light on the situation and Moss of Bath for helping us with the music – we really could not have done it without you all.
“We are absolutely delighted with the turnout to our sneak preview event at our new boutique townhouse hotel, No.15 Great Pulteney,” said Ian and Christa Taylor after the event on the hottest day of the year so far.
“Local business leaders, neighbours and friends were given the tour of the building in its raw state, had an opportunity to talk to some of the artists and artisans involved in creating our ‘luxury for the curious’ offering and came across a few surprises – from an opulent banquet setting to a glimpse of the interior design – along the way. We’re thrilled with the positive response from all those who came and to have such strong local support for our exciting new project.”