Irish hotel group targets Cambridge as site for first UK boutique


A top Irish hotel group has chosen to open its first UK boutique in Cambridge, with the new property scheduled to launch next spring.

O’Callaghan Hotels Group, which currently consists of four hotels in Dublin, one in Annapolis USA and one in Gibraltar, has set its sights on the tourism hotspot and is bidding to open a ‘landmark destination’ for both the business and leisure market in 2017.

Work is already well underway on four-star hotel The Tamburlaine, which takes its home at the CB1 development around Cambridge railway station.

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The hotel will consist of 155 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and standalone cafe, while artist Jyll Bradly has been commissioned to produce the public art which will feature at the front of the property.

“We are very excited to be opening our first UK hotel in Cambridge, in the heart of this vibrant and exciting quarter, CB1,” said O’Callaghan Hotels Group CEO Bryan O’Callaghan.

“The Tamburlaine will be a great addition to the community and we hope to establish it as much a place to meet up for locals as it will be for business and leisure travellers.

A spokeswoman for Brookgate, the developers of CB1, said “The Tamburlaine hotel is rapidly taking shape and the opening of a four-star hotel will be a significant milestone in the development of CB1.

“The exclusive hotel is a major contribution to the transformation of the area around the station, creating a destination and a sense of place, in what will be a new city quarter for Cambridge.”


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