Choice Hotels Grows Portfolio Here and Abroad

ROCKVILLE, MD—Choice Hotels is expanding across the globe with recent moves from its portfolio of brands. Here’s more from Cambria, Sleep Inn & Suites, Ascend Hotel Collection and Clarion:

Cambria Hotels in the Works in Detroit and Portland, ME

Choice Hotels International Inc. inked agreements with Koucar Management to develop new Cambria hotels in Detroit and Portland, ME. The upscale hotels are slated to open in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Based in Michigan, Koucar Management is one of the largest private real estate developers in the Midwest and has more than 25 years of experience in commercial, residential, and hotel development and management. 

The new 154-room Cambria Hotel in Detroit will be in a downtown neighborhood close to national corporate headquarters, including Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and Quicken Loans. The hotel is also proximate to Wayne State University, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit Medical Center and Tech Town, Detroit’s urban technology and research center. Nearby attractions also include the Cobo Center, Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, Ford Field, and various museums, breweries and restaurants.

The new, 102-room Cambria Hotel in Portland, ME, will be the brand’s first hotel in the state. Situated on the “Peninsula” of Portland, the hotel joins the historic seacoast town with a port and business community. It’s close to Downtown Portland’s local attractions, such as The Portland Museum of Art and the Old Port, alongside fine dining, breweries, live entertainment and shopping.

The Cambria hotels in Detroit and Portland will have upscale amenities:

  • Immersive, spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors
  • Contemporary and sophisticated guestrooms, complete with modern fixtures, abundant lighting and plush bedding
  • Rooftop bars
  • A rooftop pool and spa-like services at the Detroit property
  • Celebrity chef-curated dining featuring freshly made food, local craft beer on tap, wine and specialty cocktails
  • Multifunction meeting space in both locations and a formal ballroom in the Detroit property
  • Fitness centers
  • Locally inspired designs

Sleep Inn & Suites Expands With Tampa, FL Opening

Choice Hotels continues to expand the footprint of its midscale Sleep Inn brand with the opening of a new 77-room, four-story hotel in Tampa, FL. The Sleep Inn & Suites Tampa South is close to MacDill Air Force Base, Bayshore Boulevard, Cruise Port Tampa Bay, the Florida Aquarium and Downtown Tampa. The hotel was developed by Sitaram Tampa LLC.

The Capitol Hotel Joins Ascend Hotel Collection 

The Capitol Hotel has joined the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International Inc. Located in downtown Hartford, CT, the recently renovated Capitol Hotel has views of Connecticut’s State Capitol building and is close to museums, colleges and corporate headquarters such as Aetna, The Hartford Financial Services Group and The Phoenix Companies, as well as the city’s Amtrak station and Bradley International Airport. The hotel has a fitness center, meeting and event spaces and on-site parking.

Choice Hotels Opens the Largest Hotel in its Portfolio

Choice Hotels has opened the largest hotel in its portfolio—the Clarion Hotel The Hub in Oslo, Norway. The hotel has 810 rooms, two bars and a rooftop restaurant. The Clarion Hotel The Hub is one of 20 Clarion hotels open in Scandinavia, all of which are owned by Nordic Choice, Choice’s Master Partner in the Scandinavian region, which develops, markets and supports Choice’s brands in their territories.

The hotel is also the first in the Nordic region to use smart elevators, has a rooftop meadow (which has been named GrowHub; the vegetables, herbs and edible flowers from the meadow are incorporated into the Clarion Hotel The Hub’s food and beverage offerings), a library and a display of artwork.