Cambria Suites Expands Into North Dakota
Friday June 28th, 2013 - 9:15AM BG
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WEST FARGO, ND—Choice Hotels International and KAJ Hospitality celebrated the groundbreaking of a new four-story, 103-room hotel, which will be connected to a future 15,000-sq.-ft. conference center in the area. The Cambria Suites West Fargo is scheduled to open in spring 2014.
KAJ Hospitality will be the owner/developer of both real estate development projects. The hotel and convention center project represents an estimated investment of more than $17 million and approximately 325 jobs to the greater West Fargo area.
“Cambria Suites is experiencing impressive expansion throughout the country because Cambria Suites hotels meet the demand for stylish, upscale hotels offering tremendous value,” Michael Murphy, SVP of upscale brands for Choice Hotels International, said in a statement. “Right now, West Fargo is seeing tremendous economic growth and that’s attracting major companies and the region’s top talent. So a hotel which understands what these businesses and travelers need is essential.”
North Dakota has become the fastest growing state in the United States, developing at nearly three times the national rate, according to Choice Hotels International. The city of West Fargo reflects that momentum. In 2012, the city issued 480% more commercial building permits than the previous year.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.