Cambria Hotels opens first property in Maine

Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand from Choice Hotels International Inc. has opened its first hotel in Maine: the Cambria Hotel Portland Downtown Old Port.

The six-story, 102-room hotel is situated on Portland’s “Peninsula” and is near local restaurants, breweries and entertainment, as well as the city’s historic seacoast. The upscale hotel is also adjacent to the headquarters of publicly traded corporations Covetrus and WEX Inc. and provides is near other major area employers, including Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital and Northeastern University’s Roux Institute, along with leisure attractions such as The Portland Museum of Art and the Old Port.

“Portland is a unique New England city, steeped in rich tradition and beloved by visitors and locals alike for the sense of wonder its breathtaking landscapes and iconic arts and culture scene evokes—and as Maine’s largest city and corporate epicenter, it’s also a critical driver of the state and regional economy,” said Janis Cannon, SVP, upscale brands, Choice Hotels. “From the start, Cambria’s expansion has focused on growth in markets with strong business and leisure demand, and the city of Portland checks all these boxes and more. This makes it the ideal spot to debut the Pine Tree State’s first Cambria and we cannot wait to welcome New England travelers to yet another brand-defining property in our growing lineup of Cambria hotels across the Northeast.”

The hotel, developed by Koucar Management, features multi-purpose indoor and outdoor spaces, including an indoor-outdoor rooftop bar concept overlooking a garden growing hops and a multi-use courtyard.