Choice Hotels’ upscale franchised brand Cambria Hotels has debuted in the US state of Connecticut with the opening of a new property in New Haven.

Located at 20 Dwight Street, Choice Hotels developed the hotel in collaboration with real estate firm, HighSide Development, architect and interior designer, Baskervill, and general contractor, KBE Building Corporation.

The six-storey Cambria Hotel New Haven University Area hotel features 130 rooms and multi-purpose indoor and outdoor spaces and advanced fitness centre.

Cambria Hotel New Haven University Area also boasts onsite dining destination, catering freshly made food, local craft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails.

The property is situated within walking distance to Yale University, and other major dining, shopping, and live entertainment in the city’s downtown.

Choice Hotels upscale brand senior vice-president Janis Cannon said: “Our goal is to thoughtfully expand the Cambria footprint into markets that will deliver exceptional value to owners and guests, and the Cambria Hotel New Haven University Area represents the ideal addition to our growing East Coast portfolio.

“New Haven has long been pegged as the ‘Cultural Capital of Connecticut.’ In addition to its high concentration of top academic institutions, the city boasts the second largest bioscience cluster in New England and has consistently ranked as a top US hub for technology start-ups.

“We could not be prouder to bring another outstanding upscale product to market and know that whatever the travel occasion is, the state’s first Cambria will connect modern travellers to the best Elm City has to offer.”

The new hotel joins Cambria Hotel Boston Somerville, which opened recently, and the Cambria Hotel Portland Downtown Old Port and Cambria Hotel Manchester South Windsor, which are set to open across New England this year.

Currently, Choice Hotels has more than 60 Cambria hotels open across the US, with nearly 70 hotels in the pipeline.