Choice Hotels breaks ground on Detroit’s first Cambria hotel

5th November 2019 (Last Updated November 5th, 2019 12:31)

Choice Hotels International has commenced construction of Detroit’s first Cambria-branded hotel, which will be a six-story, 158-room property when it opens next year.

Choice Hotels breaks ground on Detroit’s first Cambria hotel
Choice Hotels International executives break ground on the Cambria Hotel Detroit Downtown in Michigan. Credit: Choice Hotels International

Choice Hotels International has commenced construction of Detroit’s first Cambria-branded hotel, which will be a six-story, 158-room property when it opens next year.

The new hotel, called Cambria Hotel Detroit Downtown, is being developed through a joint venture between two Michigan-based firms – creative land solutions provider Means Group and developer Koucar Management.

Once constructed, it will become Cambria brand’s second hotel in Michigan. Cambria is an upscale hotel brand of Choice Hotels, targeting business travelers.

Cambria Hotel Detroit Downtown will be at a short distance from the US corporate headquarters of several companies, such as Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and Quicken Loans.

Furthermore, the hotel will be close to several event venues such as Little Caesars Arena, TCF Convention Center, Comerica Park, and Ford Field, as well as several museums, breweries, and restaurants.

Choice Hotels senior vice president Janis Cannon said: “We are thrilled to see this project further Detroit’s inspiring economic growth and we are proud to be a player in the ongoing development of this vibrant and historic community.

“The hotel’s desirable location in the city’s booming downtown central business district will appeal to an influx of business professionals and leisure travellers to the Motor City. We look forward to this location joining the award-winning Cambria Hotel Traverse City in providing Michigan travellers with locally inspired lodging options to meet all their travel needs.”

Choice Hotels claimed that the new hotel will provide immersive, spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors for its guests.

It will also feature contemporary guestrooms, with complete modern fixtures and plush bedding.

Besides an onsite restaurant where guests will be able to consume freshly-prepared food, the hotel will provide a rooftop bar with a pool. A multi-function meeting space, a grand ballroom, a fitness centre with spa amenities will be the other facilities at the hotel.

So far this year, nine Cambria hotels have been opened, which together represent more than 1,200 rooms. Another three Cambria hotels are slated to open in top-tier markets in the country by the end of this year.

Currently, 48 Cambria hotels are open across the US, in cities such as Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.