Managing a Top 10 British Hotel of the Year

31st January 2019

The University Arms has been named in The Times’ Top 10 British Hotels of the Year; this is a rewarding moment for our team and it is in honour that a property we manage has been named in such a list. Our hotel management services are second to none – read on to see how we work with the University Arms.

Eclectic and luxurious, the University Arms has been met with great praise since opening in 2018, so much so that The Times quoted in their article that it was “Arguably one of the most exciting openings of the year.”

Due to its prime location in Cambridge, the hotel rightly references the university at every turn. Guests are greeted with corridor carpets striped like the university tie and many of the walls are adorned in classic Cambridge blue hues – decorative touches all courtesy of Designer Martin Brudnizki, of Soho House fame.

Original features such as copper turrets and fireplaces have all been retained, and guest response has been overwhelmingly positive. Ensuring that all planned and reactive maintenance works are kept to a high standard is just one element of our hotel management services – we’ve been with the University Arms every step of the way, liaising with the owners, project managers, designers and consultants. 

“It is always an exciting time working on new openings and to showcase how best Michels & Taylor can assist in their property goals. The University Arms is a delightful hotel and one that we immensely enjoy working with – from initial consultation through to the opening, we have been able to help put their aims into action. From a client perspective, their motivation, standards and property plan perfectly align with the ethos here at M&T so for them to be featured comes as no surprise given all their hard work.” Peter Hales, Managing Director


You can find out more about the University Arms here and if you are interested in the services we offer or want to view a selection of the properties in our portfolio, click this link.

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