Further details have been revealed about the first UK hotel from the Dublin-based O'Callaghan Hotels Group, set to open in Cambridge in spring 2017.
The 155-bedroom Tamburlaine hotel, named after a play by Christopher Marlowe, a fellow of Corpus Christi college at the University of Cambridge, will join its sister properties in Ireland, Gibraltar and the US.
The hotel is located in the new city quarter and will feature a 150-cover brasserie restaurant, cocktail bar, garden room and deli, gym and five conference rooms, as well as a double-height lobby with feature staircase and library, which can be hired for drinks receptions and events. All communal areas have been designed by the Shoreditch-based Bryan O'Sullivan Studio.
The restaurant will serve locally-sourced, seasonal dishes, while the horseshoe-shaped cocktail bar will offer classic cocktails and small plates. The foliage-filled garden room will serve afternoon tea, Champagne and cocktails. In contrast, the deli will have a more modern feel with vibrantly tiled floors and neon lighting, and offer take-away and eat-in options, including salads, breakfast, sandwiches and locally-roasted coffee.
Each bedroom has a view across the city and has been individually designed with King Koil beds from Ireland, dark wooden headboards, colourfully patterned soft furnishings and marble-clad bathrooms.
Rooms will be available from £200 per night.
Zac Pearse will join Tamburlaine as general manager, having previously been general manager at the Malmaison Charterhouse Square London.
O'Callaghan chief executive Paul O'Callaghan said: "We are incredibly excited to be opening our first hotel in England next year and especially in such a thriving and vibrant city as Cambridge."
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