Cambria Suites Expands Into More Major Markets
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Building on a year of great
momentum, Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest
hotel companies, today announced two highly notable development agreements for
its upscale Cambria Suites brand, as well as major milestones scheduled for
the second quarter of 2013. From the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS)
in Los Angeles, the lodging giant demonstrated how the stylish, all
new-construction hotel brand continues to expand into highly desirable primary
markets. Through agreements with prominent developer O'Reilly Hospitality
Management, LLC, travelers can now look forward to checking into Cambria
Suites hotels in Phoenix, Arizona and Plano, Texas.
"Having an industry leader like O'Reilly Hospitality Management sign on for
two Cambria Suites hotels right out of the gate this year truly reinforces
what we at Choice Hotels already know about the brand: it has a buzz-worthy
reputation and boundless potential behind which Choice Hotels and the Cambria
Suites team have thrown their full support," said Steve Joyce, president and
chief executive officer of Choice Hotels International. "O'Reilly is a
first-rate operator and will help us bring the Cambria Suites experience to
guests in even more great markets."
Cambria Suites Phoenix-Desert Ridge will be a four story, 121-room hotel
featuring the brand's award-winning design. Guests will enjoy a refreshing
outdoor pool and the property's convenient location minutes from businesses
such as the Mayo Clinic, 1.2 million square feet of retail at Desert Ridge and
the Choice Hotels International Western Corporate Headquarters.
Cambria Suites Plano will be a four story, 129-room hotel. Features unique to
this property include 2,400 square feet of meeting space, an outdoor bar and
cabanas by the pool. It will be located in the heart of the Legacy office and
retail district just north of Dallas, within two miles of 11 Fortune 1000
company offices and corporate headquarters including: Alliance Data, Cinemark
Theatres, Dell Services, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Ericsson, Frito-Lay, HP
Enterprise Services, Huawei, J. C. Penney, Pizza Hut, Rent-A-Center, Traxxas,
and Siemens PLM Software.
"We studied a lot of brands and we believe Cambria Suites is well-positioned
to make a great impact on the hotel market because of how it has
differentiated itself within the upscale lodging segment in everything from
design and layout to the F&B concept," says Tim O'Reilly, managing
member/chief executive officer of O'Reilly Hospitality Management. "But
equally as important, we know the Choice Hotels team is committed to the
success of the brand. They have demonstrated that to us by driving substantial
RevPAR gains in existing properties, achieving significant growth through new
franchises in high visibility markets, investing in sales, marketing and
franchisee support, and providing unique financing assistance helpful in
today's challenging lending market."
The two new properties will offer the same stylish and contemporary
accommodations guests and hotel developers have come to count on with the
Cambria Suites brand, including larger-than average guest suites with separate
work and sleep areas.
SECOND QUARTER 2013 MILESTONES
The second quarter of 2013 will mark the opening of the highly anticipated
Cambria Suites Miami. This seven-story, 85,500-square foot, 122-room hotel
located by Miami International Airport will have 1,800 square feet of
conference room space, as well as an outdoor pool and terrace. Hotel
guestrooms will feature stunning views of nearby Lake Mahar. Sunflower
Hospitality, LLC is the developer of this hotel property.
Also during Q2, the brand anticipates the "sky-break" for construction of
Cambria Suites Washington, D.C. which is part of the CityMarket at O mixed-use
development project. As opposed to a traditional "ground break" event,
builders at this property will commence hotel construction skyward above a
newly constructed base consisting of retail/restaurant and a pedestrian lobby.
As part of CityMarket at O, a one million-square foot urban mixed-use
development project, the 9 story, 182-room Cambria Suites hotel will be
located almost adjacent to the Washington, D.C. Convention Center in downtown
Washington, D.C. near Gallery Place, the hub of the city's entertainment
district. Renowned lodging developers, Concord Hospitality, which is also
involved in two of the brand's three recently begun and much celebrated
properties in New York, are the developers of this property.
Ground breaking events are scheduled for Cambria Suites Rockville, Maryland
during the second quarter. Duball, LLC is developing this Cambria Suites hotel
mere steps from the new Choice Hotels International global headquarters. The
140-room property will take up eight floors of the 15-story west tower of
Rockville Town Center, one of two mixed-use high-rise towers that will include
private residences, 40,000 square feet of street level retail and
approximately 1,000 parking spaces.
"Cambria Suites is generating a great deal of excitement within the hotel
development community and with consumers," says Michael Murphy, senior vice
president of Cambria Suites. "Guests consistently give our hotels top marks on
Trip Advisor for guest satisfaction in our respective markets across the
country. So we are extremely pleased three more properties in top-tier markets
are that much closer to opening their doors."
All Cambria Suites feature Reflect, a casual dining and gathering area serving
a dinner menu, liquor, wine, beer, freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads
and sandwiches, a barista bar featuring Wolfgang Puck® coffee and a hot
breakfast buffet; Refresh, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an elegant
pool and hot tub/spa area; and Refill, a 24-7 convenience store that offers
energy drinks, snacks and sundries.
In addition, each suite offers the latest technology, including two
flat-screen LCD televisions and MediaHub™ plug-and-play technology, allowing
guests to connect their laptop, MP3 player, game console, digital camera or
CD/DVD player hassle-free. Free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access
is available throughout the hotel so that guests can stay connected.
About Cambria Suites
Cambria Suites offers contemporary, upscale accommodations at affordable
prices. Designed as a lifestyle hotel brand, Cambria Suites offers more than
just a place to sleep at night. It features a larger lobby to give guests a
more social atmosphere, all-suite rooms that are larger than standard hotel
rooms and include a separate living, working and sleeping space, providing
business and leisure travelers a haven to relax, socialize and network. As of
September 30, 2012, there were 19 properties open across the country,
representing more than 4,600 guest suites, and 26 properties in various stages
of development, representing an additional 3,500 guest suites.
About O'Reilly Hotel Management, LLC (OHM)
("OHM") was formed by Mr. Tim O'Reilly, Managing Member/CEO, in November 2007
and created by an intense desire to provide a unique, enjoyable and consistent
guest experience through competent, attentive and team oriented hospitality
management. OHM has developed and manages these award-winning upscale full
service hotels: the Doubletree Hotel, Springfield, Missouri; the Holiday Inn,
City Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma; the LEED-gold certified Hilton Garden Inn,
Springfield, Missouri; the Yellowstone Valley Lodge, Livingston, Montana; the
Baymont Inn & Suites, Branson, Missouri. OHM's new ground-up hotel
developments now underway include the Cambria Suites Hotel Plano, Texas; the
Cambria Suites Hotel Phoenix-Desert Ridge; and the Marriott TownePlace Suites,
in Springfield, Missouri. Also included in the portfolio are three Houlihan's
restaurants – one located in Columbia, Missouri and two located in
Springfield, Missouri. Please visit OHM's website at
About Concord Hospitality
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hotel management and
development company based in Raleigh, N.C., manages over 90 hotels offering
more than 11,500 guest rooms in 22 states and two Canadian provinces. The
company operates hotels and resorts under such well-known industry elite
brands as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, and Choice Hotels, as well as
select independent boutique hotels. Formed in 1985, Concord recently was
listed as one of the nation's top management companies in the nation by
independent sources, and recently won Marriott's elite Partnership Circle
award for the eighth time. Concord properties are some of the most awarded
hotels in the country, having won nearly 100 top honors in the past two years
alone. For more information, visit www.concordhotels.com.
About Duball, LLC
Duball, LLC is a real estate development and investment firm specializing in
value creation and asset optimization for exceptionally located real estate in
the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan region. Duball is presently involved in
the development of several major projects with a total asset value of over
$500 Million. Duball is aggressively pursuing additional development projects
and income producing acquisition opportunities. Learn more at
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises approximately 6,200 hotels,
representing more than 495,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30
other countries and territories. As of September 30, 2012, 360 hotels,
representing 29,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or
approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 75 hotels,
representing approximately 7,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting
conversion or approved for development in more than 20 other countries and
territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn,
Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo
Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection
membership program, serve guests worldwide.
Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels
International, Inc. website, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.
Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites,
Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban
Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Hotel Collection are
proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.
© 2013 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.
SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.
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