A Taste Of Persia

Leading tile supplier, Solus Ceramics has brought a sense of style to a vibrant and exciting new hotel with the use of its bespoke tiling throughout the restaurant area.

Located in the heart of Cambridge, the Tamburlaine hotel is a new 155 room luxury hotel from the Dublin-based O’Callaghan Group. Designed by the team at Bryan O’Sullivan Studio, the hotel joyfully fuses traditional and modern design, which echoes the heritage of the town along with its emerging prominence as a vibrant metropolis.

Tamburlaine’s welcoming entrance has a dramatic double-height lobby with a feature staircase and overlooking library above. The ground floor flows between four different food and drink areas, each with its own particular offering and all tied together with a sense of quality, provenance of local ingredients, attention to detail, and distinct design.

“The Tamburlaine Hotel was named after the Asian Emperor in the eponymous play by Cambridge icon Christopher Marlowe,” explained Blá Farry, senior interior architect at Bryan O’Sullivan Studio. “The essence of the hotel strives to capture the Persian flavour, strength, eloquence and passion conjured in the imagery of the play, combined with the traditional collegiate Cambridge aesthetic. This is what we had in mind when designing the stunning rooms and what we wanted to reflect in our tile choices.

“In the reception, visitors are met with a striking tiled floor design made up of white, red and black tiles from the Program range. The client very much wanted a tile finish in reception and we felt the Victorian style aesthetic suited the Cambridge look and feel. However, we were conscious that an actual Victorian tile might look out of place in a new-build and in a space that vast, so opted for the Program range as it allowed us to fuse a contemporary tile and palette into a large scale traditional pattern.

“The restaurant, a masculine, sophisticated space, sits as a juxtaposition to the adjoining Garden Room. Solus Ceramics supplied the vibrantly patterned floor tiles from its emerging Treasure range. The eclectic and contemporary artisan eatery features the bold Elpis tile, which is emblazoned with a chic blue and grey geometric print, brought to life in a rustic hand painted style.”

The Garden Room, which is truly like a page from The Secret Garden, offers guests an al fresco ambiance in the comfort of the hotel, and features a traditional black and white flooring pattern from Solus Ceramics Victorian influenced Program 2 range.

“In the botanical inspired bathrooms, we wanted to create a strong retro feel and needed a glossy tile in bold colours to complement the Banana Leaf wallpaper design,” Blá continued. “The Diffusion range offered us a strong palette of traditional colours and included all the traditional tile trims to create a more authentic look and feel.”

 

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