Cambria continues U.S. expansion

Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International Inc., continues to accelerate the brand’s expansion around the country by debuting eight hotels coast to coast in 2021 and breaking ground on six more new construction properties. Marking one of the strongest years of growth for the brand, the following hotels opened last year:

  • Cambria Hotel Calabasas Malibu Canyon (shown above)
  • Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Cambria Hotel Louisville Downtown-Whiskey Row
  • Cambria Hotel Napa Valley Silverado Trail
  • Cambria Hotel Nashville Airport
  • Cambria Hotel Orlando Airport
  • Cambria Hotel Rock Hill—University Center
  • Cambria Hotel Washington D.C. Capitol Riverfront

“We’re elated to bring the fast-growing Cambria Hotels brand to more top destinations, including new markets, like Calabasas and Napa Valley, CA, and Fort Lauderdale, while also continuing to grow in top urban markets, like Nashville, Tennessee; Washington, DC; and Louisville, KY,” said Janis Cannon, SVP, upscale brands, Choice Hotels. “With travelers craving an escape, and a bit of fun, whether close to home or miles away on the opposite coast, we’re delighted to offer hotels in the prime locations they desire, along with upscale amenities and little luxuries that make for an unforgettable experience. As we begin a new year, we look forward to bringing Cambria’s brand-defining hallmarks to even more of guests’ favorite places to visit, so they can stay at their best when on the road and immerse themselves in the culture of the destination.”

In addition to the eight hotels that opened last year, Cambria broke ground on six properties in downtown Austin; Columbia, SC; Nashville West End; New York City Times Square; and Niagara Falls, NY; as well as Orlando. There are more category defining hotels to come soon in locations like Austin Airport; Sommerville, MA; and historic downtown Savannah, GA.

“Despite this challenging environment, we’re pleased that the Cambria brand broke ground on six hotels in top-tier locations last year, including four in the fourth quarter alone,” said Mark Shalala, SVP, development, upscale brands, Choice Hotels. “Cambria’s continued growth is a testament to the brand’s strong performance and the traction we’ve gained within the capital markets and lending community evidenced by the availability of both equity and debt our developers were able to secure for all these great projects. As we turn the page to 2022, we’re excited to build on this growth by offering more development opportunities, whether new construction or adaptive-reuse, in top leisure destinations and our new prototype developed specifically for secondary markets.”

Cambria Hotels feature upscale amenities and approachable indulgences that appeal to modern travelers:

  • Multi-purpose indoor and outdoor spaces for productive work or relaxation including rooftop bars and outdoor patios with firepits
  • Locally inspired design and decor, reflecting the unique personality of the surrounding community
  • Contemporary and sophisticated guestrooms, complete with design forward fixtures, abundant lighting and plush bedding
  • Immersive, spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors
  • On-site dining featuring freshly made food, local craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails, as well as to-go options.
  • Multi-function meeting and event spaces
  • State-of-the-art fitness center

All Choice-branded hotels are participating in Commitment to Clean, an initiative that builds upon the strong foundation of franchisees’ long-standing dedication to cleanliness with enhanced training and best practices for deep cleaning, disinfecting and social distancing. Additionally, Cambria guests can limit their interactions with hotel staff by using the Cambria Contactless Concierge Service, a text messaging service for housekeeping requests, to-go food orders, meeting room requests and more.

There are currently almost 60 Cambria hotels open across the U.S. in cities such as Chicago; Los Angeles; New York; Nashville; Fort Lauderdale, FL; New Orleans; and Phoenix, with more than 70 hotels in the pipeline.