Incredible new hotel with riverside views to open in Cambridge early next year

A new hotel is set to open in Cambridge city centre early next year.

Graduate Cambridge, previously the Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre, will undergo a complete interior renovation including all rooms and common spaces.

The Cambridge hotel will get a new ground floor café and bar, transforming the feel of the space as guests enter the hotel.

The fitness club, pool and restaurant will also be overhauled.

The hotel’s design will be inspired by the city’s rich history and is set to open in spring 2021.

The ballroom in the new hotel

General Manager Chris Douglas, who has worked at the hotel for four years and will continue running the hotel for Graduate Cambridge, said: “We’re delighted that after a hard year for the hospitality industry, the hotel will be reborn in 2021 with new offerings for the people of Cambridge, British staycationers and business/leisure travellers from around the globe as well as offering employment opportunities for local people.

“Cambridge, of course, has a wealth of world-famous attractions, unique charm and history, and we look forward to sharing this and brand new hotel facilities with our guests.”

The 148-key hotel will be centrally located at Granta Place, Mill Lane, and positioned along the banks of the River Cam for classic Cambridge views.

Starting rates will begin at £189 for a double room.

Graduate Hotels President David Rochefort said: “As a brand deeply rooted in celebrating and commemorating the student and University experience, opening in the most historic and prestigious University communities in the world is incredibly exciting and humbling.

An artist’s impression of the new hotel

“Over the past year, we’ve worked closely with the team on the ground and with local partners in Cambridge to immerse ourselves within this unique city to ensure that the inspiring narratives of the individuals who have called Cambridge home are incorporated into everything from design, to service, to the food and beverage experience.

“It’s incredibly important to us that our hotel respects and nods to the Cambridge heritage and becomes a destination for both tourists and locals alike.”