Marble provides exquisite entrance for award-winning five-star hotel

The marble entrance hall at the award-winning Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel has been created by National Federation of Terrazzo, Marble and Mosaic Specialists (NFTMMS) member Zanetti & Company.

“This is a perfect example of the high-quality craftsmanship for which Federation members are renowned,” said NFTMMS secretary Brian James.

Zanetti was commissioned to install 220 m2 of Calacatta Oro, Grigio Carnico and Nublado natural marble to the entrance hall and corridors areas of this five-star hotel, which was named England’s top hotel in the AA Hospitality Awards 2017.

“We worked closely with contractor Galliford Try and EPR Architects on this project,” said Mr Zanetti. “Recognition of our experience and expertise in being able to undertake and deliver the high-quality work required, together with a competitive price, helped us win the contract.”

The Gainsborough Bath Spa is housed in an historic Grade II Listed building in the centre of Bath, a world heritage site. With Georgian and Victorian façades, the building was reportedly the city’s original hospital and is now a hotel named after one of Bath’s ‘most famous residents’, the highly-acclaimed artist, Sir Thomas Gainsborough. The hotel is centred around Spa Village Bath and has privileged access to the natural thermal, mineral-rich waters.

Mr Zanetti continued: “In addition to the entrance hall, we supplied and installed bespoke cut, natural marble benches, plus a stunning mosaic feature in the sauna and steam room areas. In any project of this size there were inevitably issues we had to overcome. For example, being an old building, the corridors were out of square to the main entrance but we had the resourcefulness to overcome this by taking out the tolerance in the border.”

The NFTMMS represents companies which wish to maintain and improve the standards of craftsmanship and technical control on which the industry depends. It includes organisations involved in terrazzo, mosaic, marble, granite, limestone and quartz and NFTMMS members freely offer technical advice and assistance with specifications.

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