Choice Hotels' Cambria Hotels & Suites Brand Arrives in Washington, D.C.
New Upscale, All-Suite Hotel Opens its Doors as Local Travel Sets Records
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Choice Hotels International, Inc.
(NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, and Concord
Hospitality, an award-winning hotel management and development company,
announced that the new Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington D.C. Convention
Center is officially open to welcome travelers to the area. Located at 899 O
Street NW, the Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, D.C. Convention Center is
conveniently situated in the historic Shaw neighborhood in the heart of
downtown. It is the first Cambria Hotels & Suites property to open in the
"Cambria Hotels & Suites continues to experience tremendous growth with a
focus on top-tier, urban markets. This is the first Cambria Hotels & Suites
in the nation's capital, and we are thrilled to open in such a lively and
historic city where both business and leisure travel are booming," said
Michael Murphy, senior vice president, Upscale Brands, Choice Hotels
International. "Concord Hospitality brings nearly 30 years of hospitality
experience, making them a phenomenal development partner for Choice. We know
they will deliver the Cambria experience at its best – stylish, modern comfort
at a great value."
According to the latest research from Destination DC, the district welcomed a
total of 18.5 million visitors in 2012, including approximately 16.8 million
domestic and 1.7 million overseas travelers, setting a new record for the
Arriving on the scene at a perfect time, the Cambria Hotel & Suites
Washington, D.C. Convention Center is a hotel of firsts for the brand and for
Choice Hotels. The 182-suite hotel is the first hotel from the Cambria brand
to offer a truly urban interpretation of the brand's design, the first
property to be part of a mixed-use development and the first LEED-certified
Cambria Hotels & Suites.
"From the art and the architecture, to the cuisine and the staff, this Cambria
embodies characteristics of Washington, D.C. and more specifically, of the
Shaw neighborhood," said Mark Laport, chief executive officer and president of
Concord Hospitality. "We look forward to bringing a personalized, memorable
experience to our guests and working with Choice Hotels."
Guests entering the Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, D.C. Convention Center
will immediately notice the iconic LED-lit red terrazzo staircase housed in
two stories of glass. The staircase leads to an open lobby extending the
length of the property, which is filled with local artwork depicting scenes
from the historic neighborhood. The property also features a rooftop pool
with views of the U.S. Capitol and national monuments, along with a special
urban oasis courtyard that bridges into the neighborhood.
The all-suite rooms, which are typically 20 percent larger than standard hotel
rooms, offer functional, chic décor options, including a separate living,
working and sleeping space, ergonomic chairs, moveable desks and upscale
linens. Each suite allows guests to stay connected while they travel by
enjoying the latest technology and prime entertainment with amenities such as
flat-screen LCD televisions and MP3 jacks.
With nine floors and more than 1,200 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting
and conference space, all equipped with high-tech audio and visual equipment,
this hotel is perfect for business travelers who need space to work, but also
want amenities that provide a sense of relaxation. The hotel is also
conveniently located one block from the Washington Convention Center.
Like all Cambria Hotels & Suites, the Washington, D.C. property will feature
other fine amenities such as a contemporary bistro serving a dinner menu
comprised of local specialties created by Chef Michael DeMaria; liquor, wine,
beer and freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches; and a
barista bar featuring coffee and a hot breakfast buffet.
In addition, the entire property will offer complimentary wired and wireless
high-speed internet access, an on-site business center and free airport
The Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington D.C. Convention Center is accepting
reservations now. Visit www.cambriasuites.com to book your next stay.
About Concord Hospitality
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hotel management and
development company based in Raleigh, N.C., owns and-or manages more than 90
hotels comprised of more than 13,000 guest rooms in 21 states and 2 Canadian
provinces. The company operates hotels and resorts under leading brand
affiliations including Choice Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels
Group, Marriott and Starwood, as well as select independent boutique hotels.
Concord properties are some of the most awarded hotels in the country, having
won nearly 100 top honors in the past two years alone. www.concordhotels.com
About Cambria Hotels & Suites
Cambria Hotels & Suites offers contemporary, upscale accommodations at
affordable prices. Designed as a lifestyle hotel brand, Cambria Hotels &
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. There are currently 20 properties open across the country and
nearly 30 under development. For more information visit www.cambriasuites.com
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,300 hotels,
representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 35
other countries and territories. As of December 31, 2013, 422 hotels,
representing more than 31,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting
conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 81
hotels, representing approximately 7,200 rooms, were under construction,
awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 other
countries and territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality,
Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotels & 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. All hotels are
independently owned and operated.
Choice Hotels International offers the Choice Privileges® rewards program.
With more than 19 million members worldwide, is one of the fastest growing
hotel loyalty programs in the travel industry.
Additional corporate information can be found on the Choice Hotels
International, Inc. web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.
Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Choice Privileges, Comfort Inn,
Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotels & Suites, MainStay
Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, and Ascend
Hotel Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels
SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.
Contact: Scott Carman, 301-592-6361
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