WASHINGTON, DC—Choice Hotels International, Inc. and Concord Hospitality, a hotel management and development company, have opened the new Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, DC, Convention Center.
The Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, DC, Convention Center is situated in the historic Shaw neighborhood. It is the first Cambria Hotels & Suites property to open in the city.
“Cambria Hotels & Suites continues to experience tremendous growth with a focus on top-tier, urban markets. This is the first Cambria Hotels & Suites in the nation’s capital, and we are thrilled to open in such a lively and historic city where both business and leisure travel are booming,” said Michael Murphy, SVP, Upscale Brands, Choice Hotels International. “Concord Hospitality brings nearly 30 years of hospitality experience, making them a phenomenal development partner for Choice. We know they will deliver the Cambria experience at its best—stylish, modern comfort at a great value.”
According to the latest research from Destination DC, the district welcomed a total of 18.5 million visitors in 2012, including approximately 16.8 million domestic and 1.7 million overseas travelers, setting a new record for the city.
The Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, DC, Convention Center is a hotel of firsts for the brand and for Choice Hotels. According to the brand, the 182-suite hotel is the first hotel from the Cambria brand to offer a truly urban interpretation of the brand’s design, the first property to be part of a mixed-use development and the first LEED-certified Cambria Hotels & Suites.
“From the art and the architecture, to the cuisine and the staff, this Cambria embodies characteristics of Washington, DC, and more specifically, of the Shaw neighborhood,” said Mark Laport, CEO and president of Concord Hospitality. “We look forward to bringing a personalized, memorable experience to our guests and working with Choice Hotels.”
The Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, DC, Convention Center offers an LED-lit red terrazzo staircase housed in two stories of glass. The staircase leads to an open lobby extending the length of the property, which is filled with local artwork depicting scenes from the historic neighborhood. The property also features a rooftop pool with views of the U.S. Capitol and national monuments, along with an urban oasis courtyard that bridges into the neighborhood.
The all-suite rooms, which are typically 20% larger than standard hotel rooms, offer functional, chic décor options, including a separate living, working and sleeping space, ergonomic chairs, moveable desks and upscale linens.