Construction has officially commenced on the 14-story, 212-room Cambria Hotel Austin Downtown in Austin, Texas, with a ground-breaking ceremony.

The new hotel marks the continuation of Cambria Hotels’ expansion in the US state. Cambria Hotels is Choice Hotels International’s franchised upscale brand.

Cambria Hotel Austin Downtown will feature spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors, multi-function meeting and event spaces and an advanced fitness centre.

It will also provide onsite dining catering freshly made food, local craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails, as well as an indoor, outdoor rooftop bar.

Slated to open in the summer of 2023, the hotel will complement the brand’s soon-to-open hotels including the Cambria Hotel Austin Airport and Cambria Hotel North Austin Near The Domain.

Currently, Cambria Hotel has six properties open in Dallas, Houston, McAllen, Plano, Richardson, and Southlake.

In addition, it has 60 Cambria hotels operating in the US and more than 70 hotels in the pipeline.

Choice Hotels upscale brands senior vice-president Janis Cannon said: “As the saying goes, ‘everything’s bigger in Texas,’ and we’re thrilled to make our presence known by bringing another exciting option to guests in the state capital.

“The Cambria Hotel Austin Downtown will be at the centre of all those possibilities, in addition to offering little luxuries and upscale amenities that make for a memorable experience. We look forward to continuing the rapid growth of the brand in the most sought-after destinations, with recent ground breakings in Nashville, Tennessee, Times Square, New York and soon, Burbank, California and Orlando, Florida.”

Cambria Hotel has selected full service real estate firm Stratus Development Partners to develop the property.

Recently, Stratus Development opened two properties in California including the Cambria Hotel Napa Valley Silverado Trail.