Choice’s Family of Brands Makes Moves Across U.S.

ROCKVILLE, MD—Choice Hotels International is expanding, converting and adding properties in the U.S. With brand openings in key cities to conversions in the Mid-Atlantic, here’s the recent news from the company:

Cambria Continues Expansion in Baltimore-Washington Metro Region

The Cambria Hotels brand has reached a milestone with the opening of its 40th hotel in Hanover, MD. The 122-room Cambria Hotel Arundel Mills-BWI Airport continues the brand’s growth in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region and joins three Cambria hotels currently open in College Park, Rockville and downtown Washington, DC. Four additional Cambria hotels are coming soon to Baltimore, Capital Heights, Ocean City and Southwest Washington, DC.

Employers in the area include Fort Meade, the National Security Agency, Rockwell Collins ARINC and Lockheed Martin. The hotel is also close to the Arundel Mills Mall and Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport. The hotel was developed in collaboration with Somerset Construction Company and USA Management II Inc.

WoodSpring Suites Opens Third Hotel in Conyers, GA

Choice Hotels International Inc. in collaboration with Vikas Patel of Mountain View Hospitality, opened the WoodSpring Suites Atlanta Conyers. The new hotel is the third WoodSpring hotel to open in the greater Atlanta region, joining the WoodSpring Suites Atlanta Alpharetta and WoodSpring Suites Atlanta Chamblee.

The newly constructed, 122-room hotel provides extended-stay guests with access to several hospitals and universities, including the Mercy Heart Clinic, Rockdale Health Center and Oxford College of Emory University and is close to downtown Atlanta’s corporate offices. 

WoodSpring Suites Debuts in Reno, NV

Choice Hotels International Inc., in collaboration with Brookwood Hotels, has opened the WoodSpring Suites Reno Sparks, the brand’s first hotel in Nevada.

The 122-room hotel is close to downtown Reno; the Reno-Tahoe International Airport; the University of Nevada, Reno; the Reno-Sparks Convention Center; and the Tesla Gigafactory, as well as several hospitals and local businesses.

Choice to Convert Properties in Mid-Atlantic Region

Choice has signed an agreement with Hammock Worldwide Hotels & Resorts to convert and open eight Choice-branded properties across the Mid-Atlantic region. Hammock Worldwide Hotels & Resorts is a provider of hotels and accommodations with more than 16 individually owned and operated properties in the United States.

The hotels will open before the end of the year and in early 2019 in multiple cities and include a mix of the Clarion, Clarion Pointe, Quality Inn and Rodeway brands:

  • Lancaster, PA, conversion to Clarion
  • Levittown, PA, conversion to Clarion
  • Lebanon, PA, conversion to dual-branded Clarion and Rodeway Inn
  • South Boston, VA, conversion to Clarion Pointe
  • Seaside Heights, NJ, conversion to Quality Inn
  • Seaside Heights, NJ, conversion to Rodeway Inn
  • Wildwood, NJ, conversion to Quality Inn

St. Charles Coach House Joins the Ascend Hotel Collection

The St. Charles Coach House is the latest hotel to join the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International. Located on the St. Charles Ave. Streetcar line in the Garden District of New Orleans, St. Charles Coach House is close to the French Quarter, Magazine St. and Tulane University, among other attractions.

The 44-room boutique hotel recently completed a multimillion-dollar transformation inspired by its former occupant: a car dealership that sold now-classic models from Studebaker-Packard Corporation, Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz.

Hotel Ylem Joins the Ascend Hotel Collection

Hotel Ylem in Houston has joined the Ascend Hotel Collection. The property recently completed renovations, and the revamped boutique hotel now provides a more personalized guest experience and rooms that include contemporary, ethically sourced local products, such as in-room coffee, bath amenities and linens. Its central location gives guests access to attractions such as the Museum District, Houston Zoo and NRG Stadium, the home field of the Houston Texans NFL team.

The 79-room hotel donates a portion of its in-room minibar, sundry shop and cocktail lounge sales to charity: water, a nonprofit that provides clean drinking water to developing nations. Guests can also visit the on-site art gallery, which sells works from local artists and then donates the proceeds to philanthropic partners.