A new hotel that will be the first in England for Dublin-based O’Callaghan Hotel Group is ploughing ahead with development plans as it nears its scheduled opening date in spring 2017.
The 155-bedroom hotel, to be named Tamburlaine after the play by Corpus Christi College fellow Christopher Marlowe, is being built in the new city quarter near the railway station.
The privately-owned and family-run business has now recruited a general manager; Zac Pearse, who has previously been GM at Malmaison Charterhouse Square in London and the Hotel du Vin in Henley-on-Thames.
The hotel will be the first in England for the O’Callaghan Group, which was established in Dublin in 1990 and owns four hotels in the city, as well as further hotels in Gibraltar and in Maryland in the US.
The bedrooms at the Tamburlaine will start at £200 and come in three tiers, while a brasserie-style restaurant, a winr room and garden room will make up the property’s F&B offering.
The communal areas have been designed by the Shoreditch-based Bryan O’Sullivan studio.
The hotel will also have five conference rooms, a library and gym.
Paul O’Callaghan, group chief executive, 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.”