ROCKVILLE, MD—Choice Hotels International, Inc. has signed an agreement with franchise partner Nevada Coal and Grain LLC, led by Matthew Gillio and Don Fuller, to develop a new Cambria Hotel & Suites in Orlando, FL. The 140-room Cambria property will be located at the intersection of International Dr. and Central Florida Pkwy. and is expected to open in 2017.
The hotel will be located within walking distance from three SeaWorld parks, and will provide close proximity to all the Orlando area parks and leisure attractions. It will also be one mile from the Orange County Convention Center.
“We continue to experience strong momentum in bringing the Cambria Hotels & Suites experience to new business and leisure travelers, and we’re excited to announce our new hotel in Orlando,” said Michael Murphy, SVP, upscale brands, Choice Hotels International. “This is another tremendous step forward for the Cambria brand—to be able to bring the fresh, upscale and affordable hotel offerings of Cambria to the heart of Orlando, one of the largest leisure travel areas in the United States and a thriving business community.”
“We are thrilled about our affiliation with Choice Hotels’ Cambria brand,” said Gillio “I have been conducting business in Central Florida for 25 years, and I believe the Cambria Hotel & Suites International Drive property will be a great addition to this market, in a location that attracts so many leisure and business travelers. We are very grateful to Orange County for all their assistance to bring this exciting development to a reality.”
All Cambria hotels are new-construction and feature a larger lobby; oversized rooms that are larger than standard hotel rooms; and the latest technology that allows guests to stay connected while they travel.
Like all Cambria Hotels & Suites, the International Drive Orlando property will feature amenities such as a contemporary bistro, Social Circle, serving a menu of local specialties created by Chef Michael DeMaria; liquor, wine, beer and freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches; a barista bar. This property will also include more than 2,000 sq. ft. of meeting and reception space for events