Providence Hotels Secures Lease Agreement for Kennard Hotel in Bath, Demonstrating Continued Growth and Expertise in the Hospitality Sector


Bath, 27/02/2024

Providence Hotels, synonymous with integrity, passion, and innovation in the UK hospitality industry, celebrates the latest milestone in its journey: the lease agreement for the prestigious Kennard Hotel in Bath. This achievement not only reflects our unwavering commitment to expanding our footprint but also underscores our values deeply rooted in trust and partnership.

At Providence Hotels, our mission goes beyond mere management; it’s about curating exceptional experiences that honour the rich history and cultural heritage of each property we touch.

The Kennard Hotel, nestled in the heart of Bath, stands as a testament to the city’s storied past. Built in 1794 during Bath’s golden age of Georgian elegance, the Kennard exudes a timeless charm that captivates visitors from around the world.

Our approach to elevating the Kennard is one of humility and reverence. Recognising the unique allure of this historic gem and committed to preserving its distinctive character while enhancing its offerings. Each of the Kennard’s 12 individually decorated bedrooms is a sanctuary, offering guests a retreat steeped in Bath’s rich heritage.

About The Kennard:

Over the centuries, The Kennard has gracefully evolved, retaining its historic charm while embracing modern comforts. With 12 individually decorated bedrooms spread across five floors, each corner of The Kennard whispers stories of yesteryears.

From superior doubles overlooking the bustling streets to snug doubles offering serene garden views, every room is a sanctuary of tranquillity and refinement. Beyond its elegant façade lies an unwavering commitment to personalised service and attention to detail. Whether indulging in an award-winning breakfast or unwinding in the cosy sitting area with an honesty bar, guests are invited to immerse themselves in the warmth and hospitality that define The Kennard experience.

As a cherished jewel in Bath’s hospitality crown, The Kennard not only offers a glimpse into the city’s rich heritage but also serves as a gateway to unforgettable memories for discerning travellers from around the globe.


Sybrand Engelbrecht, Business Development Director at Providence Hotels, expressed enthusiasm about the new partnership, stating, “The Kennard holds a special place in Bath’s illustrious history, and we are honoured to become custodians of this iconic establishment. Our approach to hospitality revolves around fostering trust, authenticity, and accountability, values that align seamlessly with The Kennard’s ethos.”

Dagmar Jungbauer, Director of Operations at Providence Hotels, echoed Engelbrecht’s sentiments, emphasising the importance of preserving The Kennard’s unique character while introducing modern enhancements to elevate the guest experience. “We recognise the responsibility that comes with managing a property of such historical significance,” said Jungbauer. “Our team are committed to honouring The Kennard’s heritage while infusing it with the warmth and personalised service that define Providence Hotels.”

“Providence Hotels is more than a management company; we are stewards of hospitality, dedicated to building lasting partnerships and creating unforgettable moments. As we embark on this journey with the Kennard, trust remains our guiding principle, weaving a golden thread of collaboration with our partners, stakeholders, and leaseholders.” added Jungbauer.

Actively Seeking Opportunities Across The UK

In our ongoing quest to expand our footprint and uphold our values, Providence Hotels actively seeks lease opportunities within the UK. At Providence Hotels, trust isn’t just a by-product of our actions; it’s the golden thread that weaves through every partnership, every experience, and every success story.

We’re committed to partnering with independently owned hotel owners that share our vision for excellence, innovation, and guest satisfaction.


About Providence Hotels:

Providence Hotels is a hospitality company committed to providing unparalleled guest experiences and fostering a culture of excellence and inclusivity. With a portfolio of varied properties spanning the United Kingdom, Providence Hotels aims to set the standard for hospitality excellence, driven by a passionate team, dedicated to innovation and guest satisfaction.

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