Launching this March, this exciting new addition provides guests with the ideal escape to rejuvenate both the mind and body
Located in the historic heart of Cambridge, landmark hotel University Arms is delighted to announce its brand-new wellbeing offering with the launch of two treatment rooms, this March. The hotel has partnered with one of Britain’s finest wellbeing brands, Aromatherapy Associates to create a bespoke treatment menu of massages, facials, and wellbeing experiences, offering guests the ultimate restorative city retreat.
The hotel’s serene new treatment rooms and relaxation space are in keeping with the look and feel of the hotel, designed by Martin Brudnizki. The new spaces will offer guests a quiet oasis to unwind and disconnect from the stresses of modern life and the hustle and bustle of the Cambridge city centre. Think sensory design, wooden furnishings, sumptuous velvet loungers, softly lit rooms and calming coloured walls, the new wellbeing space promises an indulgent afternoon after a day of discovering all that Cambridge has to offer.
First opened in 1834 as a coaching inn, University Arms relaunched in August 2018, after a two year, £80m transformation by architect John Simpson and interior designer Martin Brudnizki. The quintessentially British property has been immaculately restored to its former glory, featuring beautiful period features throughout and pays authentic homage to the destination of Cambridge and its academic heritage. Each suite is named after famed Cambridge alumni and comes with a bespoke library curated by Heywood Hill, with many of the suites on the top floor having access to private balconies over Parker’s Piece and bathrooms inside the original domed turrets. The hotel is also home to destination dining restaurant Parker’s Tavern, helmed by local Chef Tristan Welch, and serving up the finest locally sourced, seasonal food.
About University Arms
University Arms is a landmark hotel located in the historic heart of Cambridge, overlooking Parker's Piece. Since opening in 1834, the University Arms hotel has played an important role in the history of the city. In 1848, in the shadows of the hotel the defining rules of football were invented by locals playing on Parker’s Piece. The hotel has always been innovative and was the first hotel in the city to have electricity, lavatories on each floor, while in 1904 the owner made the risky decision to convert the stable yard into a garage due to the increasing popularity of the motorcar. After a two year, £80m transformation, the hotel reopened in 2018 and the literary and academic spirit of Cambridge is one of its defining characteristics. Home to 192 beautifully and ‘playfully’ designed suites, its own curated library and a deliciously indulgent restaurant, Parker’s Tavern, headed up by Chef Tristan Welch. The restaurant is inspired by the communal dining halls synonymous with Cambridge Colleges and is an English tavern serving locally sourced, seasonal food, with every dish designed to be a whimsical re-imagining of a British classic, sourced from field, fen and England’s seas.