Tamburlaine Hotel, Cambridge

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The Tamburlaine Hotel

O’Callaghan Hotels are one of the leading privately owned hotel groups in Ireland. The O’Callaghan Hotel Group was established in 1990 when the first hotel, the Mont Clare opened in Dublin’s city centre. Over the years, the Group has opened four hotels in Dublin, The Davenport Hotel in 1993, The Alexander Hotel in 1997 and The Stephen’s Green Hotel in 2000. Each hotel is unique in its style and offerings, from traditional to modern contemporary and boutique style.

The latest addition to the O Callaghan Group Portfolio is The Tamburlaine Hotel in Cambridge which opened its doors on the 20th March 2017.  Located in the heart of the new city quarter of Cambridge, the Tamburlaine hotel is the first UK venture of the hotel group.  The 7 floor 155 bedroom hotel, with executive suites on the 6th and 7th floors, have wall to wall glazing and spacious outdoor terraces with magnificent views over Cambridge and beyond.

The Brasserie Restaurant, the Garden Room and ‘Steam’ café deli, all on the ground floor, open out onto newly landscaped squares. Folding doors open up the facades onto Al Fresco dining and drinking areas blurring the lines between inside and out.  A roof garden is located on the first floor with landscaped mounds bringing greenery into the heart of the hotel.

Typical Bedrooms are circa 28m2.  Dornbracht brassware, backlit vanity mirrors, walk in large showers and large format marble effect tiles combine to create contemporary sleek ensuites. Sliding doors concealed in the walls ensure there is no loss of space. Wardrobes have a dedicated space for suitcases to keep clutter out of the main bedroom. There is ample space in 3 pull out drawers for a horizontal safe and the guests belongings. The dark stain on the bedroom main and ensuite doors is echoed in the wardrobe finish. There is a bronze theme throughout the bedrooms and corridors for ironmongery, lamps, sockets, furniture bases, headboard lights. There are no services (light fittings) cluttering up the bedroom ceiling. Concealed LED lighting strip within the curtain pelmet gives ambient light to the room. The entrance/wardrobe area of the bedroom is defined by timber effect matt and gloss tiles in a chequerboard pattern.

The hotels gym overlooks the park to the north. Guests can enjoy the scenery whilst treading on the state of the art equipment.

The Design Team involved in this project were:

Oppermann Associates – Lead Architects and Designers
Bryan O’Sullivan Studios – Interior Designers to ground and first floor Front of house areas.
John Paul Construction – Main Contractor
S&T Interiors UK – Ground and first floor fit out
IN2 Engineering – Services Engineer
CS Consulting – Civil/Structural Engineers
Rogerson Reddan – Quantity Surveyors
Robert Myers- Landscape Architects
Humble and Arnold-  Kitchen Consultants

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