New Cambridge boutique Tamburlaine reveals March 20 launch date as GM joins from Malmaison

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Tamburlaine, a new boutique hotel in the heart of Cambridge, will open its doors for the first time on March 20.

The new vibrant city centre hotel, home to 155-bedrooms and a number of new eateries, is the first UK opening from Dublin-based O’Callaghan Hotel Group.

Named after a play by Corpus Christi College fellow, Christopher Marlowe, the hotel has welcomed Zac Pearse as general manager, who joins from his position at Malmaison’s flagship property in Charterhouse Square.

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In charge of the kitchens at Tamburlaine is executive chef Alan Dann, whose experience has seen him work at restaurants such as The Waterside Inn, Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire and Restaurant Michel Geurard.

The striking entrance has a dramatic double-height lobby with feature staircase overlooking the library above.

The ground floor flows between four different food and drink areas each with its own offering. The Brasserie serves an accessible menu of locally-sourced, seasonal dishes in an informal environment with pendant lighting, leather banquettes, an open kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows.

A horseshoe shaped cocktail bar, The Garden Room, were afternoon tea will be served, plus Steam the hotel’s deli, are the other food and beverage outlets at Tamburlaine.

Tamburlaine is also home to five conference rooms next to the Library, which can be hired for events.

All communal areas in the hotel have been designed to have their own identity by Bryan O’Sullivan Studio based in Shoreditch.

Zac Pearse, general manager, says: “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.”

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