Choice Hotels International, in collaboration with developer Murphy Asset Management and management company Crescent Hotels & Resorts, has opened the new Cambria Chicago Loop – Theatre District hotel in Illinois, US.

The 199-room hotel is Choice Hotels International’s second property in Chicago, the first being Magnificent Mile hotel that opened in last November.

Murphy Asset Management CEO and principal John T. Murphy said: “We are excited to work with Choice Hotels to open their second Cambria property in the Windy City.

“Cambria is a great partner and provides us with the right resources and expertise. More importantly, Cambria is a great upscale lodging option for both business and leisure travellers, and we are thrilled to add the Cambria brand to our portfolio.”

Located at 32 West Randolph Street, the 22-storyed building is constructed above the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre.

Choice Hotels Upscale Brands senior vice-president Janis Cannon said: “As a vital business hub and home to world-class entertainment, Chicago is an ideal city for the Cambria brand to offer multiple hotels.

“The Loop-Theatre District property offers compelling design inspired by the location, spacious and comfortable rooms, and the right amenities to meet the needs of today's modern traveller.”

The hotel features contemporary onsite dining, a spacious lobby, meeting space with integrated AV capabilities, and a fitness centre.