Choice Hotels International, in collaboration with HOS Management, broke ground on a six-story hotel slated to open in 2019.

Located in the heart of Savannah, Georgia , the 103-room Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District will feature a rooftop bar, local art, multi-function meeting space, a business centre, and fitness centre.

Besides, the hotel will include contemporary onsite dining that will serve specialties of the area, signature cocktails and local craft beers.

The hotel will be a few minutes away from museums, shopping and dining destinations.

Choice Hotels senior vice president for upscale brands Janis Cannon said: “The Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District will be the first Cambria hotel in my home state of Georgia, and I cannot think of a better city to introduce the brand than in Savannah.

“Full of rich history and culture, Savannah attracts millions of business and leisure travelers each year and the Cambria hotel groundbreaking helps us plant our legacy in the epicenter of it all.

“HOS Management has a deep understanding of Savannah and we’re thrilled to team up with them and enter this important and growing market by providing guests with a uniquely local upscale experience.”

HOS Management is a hospitality and development group with more than three decades of presence in Savannah.

HOS Management partner and CFO Kris Patel said: “The groundbreaking of this hotel is an exciting moment as we begin to bring the Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District to life. Our collaboration with Choice has been tremendous, and we look forward to working closely throughout the development of this great property.

Savannah is a city steeped in rich tradition, and guests will truly enjoy the upscale amenities that the hotel offers, as well as the convenience to everything in the area.”

Cambria has 38 hotels operational across the US, and over 100 hotels open or in the pipeline in the US and Canada.