NATIONAL REPORT—From Wisconsin to Kentucky, hotel companies are opening properties in America’s heartland.
Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown
Cambria Hotels debuted in Milwaukee, marking the brand’s first location in the city and the third in the Badger State. The four-story, 132-room Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown is among seven new Cambria locations—including another Midwest location, the Cambria Hotel Bettendorf – Quad Cities—expected to open this summer in top-tier markets across the country, together representing more than 1,200 upscale rooms.
The Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown provides access to the region’s top business and entertainment destinations, including the Wisconsin Center convention complex, the Harley-Davidson Museum and Fiserv Forum arena. The hotel opens amid a $5-billion development surge in the Milwaukee area, and is situated near Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport and near major national and regional corporations, including Harley Davidson, Johnson Controls, GE Health and MillerCoors, a Molson Coors company. Also nearby is Milwaukee Intermodal Station, the city’s major rail and bus transportation hub.
The new-construction Cambria Milwaukee Downtown features upscale amenities: design elements that reflect the regional flora surrounding the city, its freshwater history and the area’s wooded parks; a full-service gourmet bar and restaurant; multifunction meeting space for approximately 100 people; an indoor heated pool; a fitness center; and an outdoor courtyard.
The Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown is managed by Concord Hospitality. The hotel was developed by Chicago-based Murphy Development Group, which also developed the Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop – Theatre District.
Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s top-rated medical facilities, has a new neighbor. The Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Hotel, a 19-story, 264-room, full-service hotel is located just blocks from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. The hotel was specifically built to serve as an oasis for patients seeking treatment and their family members in need of a brief escape, according to the company.
The hotel was designed to invoke a theme of nature to help provide serenity for those undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic. To bring this theme to life, public spaces throughout the hotel incorporate many different tiles, stones and woods that give the space a natural aesthetic. For guests looking to relax and unwind, the hotel offers a variety of options, including a heated indoor infinity pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, full-service spa (opening this month), fine dining and a VIP Lounge. The property also includes a rooftop terrace with views of downtown Rochester and the Zumbro River. Additionally, the hotel features a skyway that connects directly to Mayo Clinic so patients and family members can avoid walking outside during the brutal Minnesota winters.
Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Cincinnati Airport South/Florence
The 92-room Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Cincinnati Airport South/Florence in Florence, KY, has opened. It is owned by Florence Airport HP LLC and managed by Gibson Hotel Management Inc.
Located outside of downtown Cincinnati and six miles from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, the hotel offers guests access to venues like the Creation Museum, the ARK Encounter, Great American Ball Park—home of the Cincinnati Reds and Paul Brown Stadium—home of the Cincinnati Bengals.
SpringHill Suites Springfield Southwest
The SpringHill Suites Springfield Southwest in Springfield, IL, has opened. It is owned by Legacy Hospitality LLC and managed by Ehrhardt Hospitality of Hannibal, MO.
The SpringHill Suites Springfield Southwest offers guests access to downtown Springfield, Engrained Brewery & Restaurant, SCHEELS, Knights Action Park, the Illinois State Capital and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.