Novotel opens up by Cambridge North station
Hospitality group Accor opened its first Novotel hotel in Cambridge on Monday (May 17).
The new hotel is one of the first buildings completed as part of the transformation of Cambridge North, where the railway station opened in 2017, into a new urban neighbourhood.
The new-build hotel, which is also close to the Cambridge Science Park and Cambridge Business Park, has 217 bedrooms and suites, spans six storeys and features a restaurant and bar. It has an on-site gym, jacuzzi, steam sauna and indoor pool. There are conference facilities catering for 10 to 150 people.
Hotel suites range from junior and superior to large executive suites. The restaurant is promising to serve locally sourced dishes, along with cocktails and international cuisine.
Cyril Bulvestre, general manager, said: “The hotel is opening at a key time for the hospitality industry, so as travel returns, we are delighted to welcome guests to this beautifully designed hotel perfectly positioned for both work and leisure.
“All guests can expect Novotel’s premium service, combining warm welcomes with outstanding room design and facilities. Our guests’ safety and wellbeing is our key priority, so we will be operating elevated hygiene and prevention measures.”
Sven Topel, CEO of Brookgate, added: “The opening of Novotel Cambridge North is a real milestone for the development and a fantastic new amenity for both visitors and the community living and working in the area.
“The Chesterton Partnership is delivering much-needed homes, high-quality sustainable office and lab space to attract leading employers and green spaces in an accessible masterplan for all to enjoy.
“The opening of the Novotel is one of the first steps in making all this a reality. We’re excited to watch the area grow and change over the next few years.”
The hotel was officially opened by Cyril on Monday (May 17). More than 8,000 homes could be built in the vicinity over 20 years under proposals for the new North East Cambridge district, which could also bring 20,000 jobs to the area, once the waste water works is relocated.