Design Concept: The Fellows House Cambridge, Curio Collection by Hilton
Our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive goes inside the 2021-opened Fellows House hotel in Cambridge.
Interiors that tell a story
Set apart by its inspired design, The Fellows House Cambridge, Curio Collection by Hilton draws on this university city’s academic legacy while referencing some of the university’s most prominent fellows.
This theme is first seen before even entering the property with two copper clad columns displaying etched code honouring the work of Alan Turing. More inspiration is seen in the lobby pairing contemporary furnishings with artworks that tell a story of prominent figures in Cambridge’s history.
The lobby then flows into the coffee shop and evening wine bar, The Sage of Cambridge, and restaurant, bar and lounge area of The Folio Bar & Kitchen.
Exposed brick and white tiled walls provide the backdrop for marble-topped tables, leather banquette seating and statement artwork, again referencing the city. A large skylight fills the dining space with natural light throughout the day.
Tranquil guest space
Adding tranquillity to the property, the dining space leads out to an internal tree-filled courtyard and through to the area of the hotel that’s dedicated to guests staying at the property.
Guest amenities here include a wellness space with fitness centre, swimming pool, steam room and sauna.
The accommodation upstairs then pairs the same inspiration that’s woven into the public areas, seen in artwork and carefully curated books, with facilities designed for longer stays. Each of the 133 studios and apartments comes with a fully equipped kitchen. The apartments also have separate lounge and work areas.
The hotel’s inspired artwork and collection of intriguing curios was curated by Elegant Clutter and Hansgrohe supplied the bathroom fittings.
Ultimately, the property succeeds in bringing the identity of the area into a space made to welcome both guests and locals.
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