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Meet Cambridge adds four new hotels to venue portfolio

Meet Cambridge, which provides a free venue finding service for those looking to hold meetings and events, has expanded its venue portfolio with four new hotels.

It is welcoming The Fellows House, Graduate Cambridge, Turing Locke Aparthotel and Hyatt Centric Cambridge.

The Fellows House which opened on 1 July, is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and is located near the city centre. The 131 rooms include studios and one-bedroom apartments, together with Fellows Duplex apartments split across two levels.

The restaurant, The Folio Bar & Kitchen, serves plant-based dishes and British classics and The Sage of Cambridge, serves coffee and wine. For business meetings, the hotel’s Hawking Suite boardroom seats up to ten people and doubles up as an event space and private dining room.

Positioned on the banks of the River Cam, the 148-room Graduate Cambridge was previously the Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre, which is undergoing an interior renovation of all rooms, common spaces, fitness club and pool, restaurant, café, and bar. The Garden House will be the new restaurant within the hotel, with chef Adam Wood.

Located in the new Eddington development, is Aparthotel. It features 180 contemporary apartments, there is also an all-day restaurant, bar, coffee shop, retail space and a workout studio. For events, there are two meeting rooms and a roof terrace, which can host receptions for up to 100 guests, as well as a leafy courtyard that offers additional space.

The Aparthotel will co-habit the building with the UK’s first Hyatt Centric, which will comprise 150 hotel rooms. The building aims to reflect hospitality group Edyn’s commitment to sustainability with green features including protected trees, solar panels, electric car charging points and an eco-garden. An electric shuttle bus will operate to key sights in the city and bicycles will also be available for hire.

Both Turing Locke and Hyatt Centric will open in September.

Judith Sloane, head of Meet Cambridge, said: “We are excited to welcome four new venues to our portfolio, expanding the range of facilities and experiences we can offer to clients looking to hold events. These new properties bring an even greater choice of spaces for corporate events, offering distinctive places for delegates to stay; they complement our unique academic venues perfectly and we’re very much looking forward to working with the new teams.”

Gayle Martin, director of sales, Turing Locke, added: “We are so thrilled to be joining Meet Cambridge, partnering with the official bureau for meetings and events. We look forward to showcasing our facilities and working with organisers on a wide range of different events.”