Choice Hotels to Develop Cambria Hotel in Baltimore

ROCKVILLE, MD—Choice Hotels International Inc. has signed an agreement with Sandalwood Management and KPG Hotels to develop its first upscale Cambria hotel in Baltimore.

The 14-story, 144-room hotel, originally known as the American Building, was the first office building constructed following the Great Baltimore Fire in 1905. The property is located at 231 East Baltimore St.

Expected to open by the end of 2018, the Cambria Hotel Baltimore is near the Baltimore Convention Center, the Inner Harbor, Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium, Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, and the National Aquarium. Major businesses in the area include Constellation Energy, Morgan Stanley, T. Rowe Price and Under Armour.

“The Cambria Hotel Baltimore is another important component of our growth in key urban markets throughout the country. This property is a part of our adaptive-reuse strategy, which helps bring hotels to markets where land is at a premium, while also preserving the history of the building and creating something that is uniquely local for guests,” said Mark Shalala, VP, development, upscale brands at Choice Hotels.

The property will include flexible meeting spaces, a fitness center, contemporary onsite dining and a barista bar.

Sandalwood Management and KPG Hotels have previously worked together to own and build Choice Hotels properties, including Quality Inn, Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites properties, in their primary footprint.