If luxury isn’t comfortable, it isn’t luxury.
Our name is borrowed from a Persian emperor in a play by 16th century dramatist and Cambridge alumni Christopher Marlowe.
Our look is polished and contemporary with subtle accents of Persian influence and echoes of Cambridge’s old school charm. The dramatic lobby sets the tone with soaring double height ceilings, a sweeping feature spiral staircase and cascading chandeliers. Staff are kitted out in plush velvet’s, traditional plaids and playful college stripes. Over-sized, antique silk rugs and sumptuous velvet and leather armchairs invite visitors to relax by the open fire. Guest rooms and suites are exceptionally spacious, elegant and generous, with handmade beds, crisp linens and exclusive toiletries. Bespoke furniture and collected retro pieces add character and personality. Shared spaces flow easily into one another. The lobby is overlooked by The Library. A dramatic light well above the Bar opens up into the first floor. The busy kitchen can be viewed trough a wall of glass in the Restaurant. Service is exceptional but never intrusive. Like everything we do, it is designed to create an atmosphere of comfortable, understated luxury.