Tamburlaine Hotel is Cambridge’s finest – a marvelously elegant destination where in-the-know locals and discerning visitors love to meet, work, rest, and stay.
Tamburlaine, the £50m, 155-bedroom hotel in Cambridge, may be named after a tale by 16th century playwright Christopher Marlowe, but it is located firmly in the present, in the heart of a newly regenerated business district adjacent to the city’s railway station.
The hotel marks the first UK opening for the Dublin-based O’Callaghan Hotels, which bought the land, developed the property over 18 months and now operates the hotel. The company also operates four hotels in the Irish capital as well as two other properties in Gibraltar and Annapolis, Maryland, in the US.
Dublin architects Oppermann Associates designed the building, while the decor was undertaken by Bryan O’Sullivan Studio, based in Shoreditch, London. And while the Tamburlaine is clearly a contemporary creation, there are references throughout – in terms of colours and design hints – to Persia, where the play by Marlowe was set.
Client: O’Callaghan Hotels
Architect: Oppermann Associates
Supplier: Versatile Bathrooms, Tiles & Stone