Choice Hotels has announced the construction of a second Cambria Suites hotel in Florida, US, as part of its expansion into urban markets.
Delant Construction is serving as general contractor for the $16m, 122-suite hotel in Miami, and Sunflower Hospitality is the developer.
The 85,500ft², seven-storey building is expected to be completed in summer 2013.
The hotel will feature 1,800ft² of conference room space, as well as an outdoor pool and terrace.
Each suite in the hotel will offer two flat-screen LCD televisions and MediaHub plug-and-play technology, allowing guests to connect their laptop, MP3 player, game console, digital camera or CD/DVD player to the system.
The property will feature a casual dining and gathering area serving a dinner menu, liquor, wine, beer, gourmet salads and sandwiches, a barista bar featuring Wolfgang Puck coffee and a hot breakfast buffet.
The hotel, which will also feature a fitness centre with a pool and spa area, is expected to generate in excess of about $50,000 in tax revenue per year to the Miami-Dade area.
Sunflower Hospitality general manager Alfredo Himiob said the Miami property will provide value to leisure and business travellers alike in an upscale, contemporary atmosphere.
The first Cambria Suites hotel in South Florida is in Dania Beach.
Choice Hotels said land parcels have been acquired in five other major US markets for potential future development.