Opening: Tamburlaine, Cambridge

    Tamburlaine - Cambridge
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    The most exciting hotel opening to come to Cambridge in years, Tamburlaine will open on 20 March 2017 in the vibrant, new city quarter close to the railway station as well as the city centre.

    Named after a play by Corpus Christi College fellow, Christopher Marlowe, the 155-room hotel will be the first UK opening from Dublin-based O’Callaghan Hotel Group.

    Tamburlaine’s welcoming entrance has a dramatic double-height lobby with feature staircase and overlooking library above. The ground floor flows between four different food and drink areas each with its own particular offering and all tied together with a sense of quality, provenance of local ingredients, attention to detail, and distinct design…

    – The Brasserie serves an accessible menu of locally sourced, seasonal dishes in an informal environment with pendant lighting, relaxed leather banquettes, open kitchen and floor to ceiling windows, while the horseshoe-shaped Cocktail Bar flanks this space.

    – The Garden Room, filled with lush foliage and decorated in a Colonial style, serves afternoon tea, Champagne and cocktails, a luxurious yet welcoming space to enjoy an afternoon.

    – In contrast, the hotel’s deli, Steam, has a more modern feel with vibrantly tiled floors and neon lighting. Tamburlaine also boasts five conference rooms next to the Library, which itself can be hired for drinks receptions and events.

    All communal areas in the hotel have been beautifully designed to have their own identity by Bryan O’Sullivan Studio; based in Shoreditch, O’Sullivan has worked at a wealth of leading companies including, Selldorf Architects in New York, David Collins Studio and Martin Brudnizski in London and Laplace&Co in Paris, before setting up his own studio in 2013.

    Tamburlaine’s General Manager, Zac Pearse, has previously managed a number of leading London hotels, most recently Malmaison’s flagship property in Charterhouse Square. Zac has worked his way through catering and hotel management carving out for himself an extremely impressive career.

    “We are very excited to be opening this significant and stunning hotel in Cambridge. We’re looking forward to welcoming the residents of Cambridge as well as the city’s many visitors. We want locals to see Tamburlaine as their hotel; a place where they can come for a special dinner with family, cocktails or afternoon tea with friends, or grab a coffee and sandwich from our deli on their way to the station. Tamburlaine is a vibrant place for everyone to enjoy!” Zac Pearse, General Manager.

    Tamburlaine opens in the heart of Cambridge on 20 March 2017.

    Daniel Fountain / 08.03.2017

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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