This seems to be an early photograph of the frigidarium with the palm
plants, furniture and mosaic floor, possibly taken just before the baths
opened. A later image—used
on the hotel's notepaper, and in their pocket size booklets—shows no
furniture or plants, and the floor is carpeted, perhaps as a result of
patrons slipping on the wet mosaic floor.
Some of the
which were in the column niches remain today in the courtyard of the new
concrete brutalist hotel which replaced the
original one in the 1960s.