Cambria Hotels debuts in Connecticut

Cambria Hotels—an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International Inc.—has opened its first property in Connecticut, Cambria Hotel New Haven University Area. The six-story, 130-room hotel joins the recently added Cambria Hotel Boston Somerville, as well as soon-to-open Cambria Hotel Portland Downtown Old Port and Cambria Hotel Manchester South Windsor to fuel Cambria’s expansion across New England this year.

The property was developed in collaboration with HighSide Development, architect and interior designer Baskervill and general contractor KBE Building Corporation.

“Our goal is to thoughtfully expand the Cambria footprint into markets that will deliver exceptional value to owners and guests, and the Cambria Hotel New Haven University Area represents the ideal addition to our growing East Coast portfolio,” said Janis Cannon, SVP, upscale brands, Choice Hotels. “New Haven has long been pegged as the ‘Cultural Capital of Connecticut.’ In addition to its high concentration of top academic institutions, the city boasts the second largest bioscience cluster in New England and has consistently ranked as a top U.S. hub for technology startups.”

Amenities include multi-purpose indoor and outdoor spaces, spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors, on-site dining, multi-function meeting and event spaces and a fitness center.

The hotel is close to Yale University, as well as New Haven attractions such as East Rock Park, Bradley Point and Hammonasset Beach State Park. Area employers including Amphernol, Assa Abloy, New Alliance Bank and Southern Connecticut State University.