Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has signed an agreement with Bob Patel, CEO of Hawkeye Hotels, to develop the Cambria Hotel Downtown Minneapolis. The hotel, slated to open in 2020, marks the continued expansion of the upscale brand in urban, corporate-rich markets across the United States.
The 100-room, six-story property will be located in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis at Hawthorne Avenue and N. 11th St., nearby Target headquarters, General Mills, and 3M. The hotel is also just minutes from the Theatre District, the entertainment and cultural center of the city; and its three major professional sports stadiums: Target Field, Target Center, and U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Cambria Hotel Downtown Minneapolis will feature the brand's signature amenities valued by today's modern business traveler:
- Spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors
- Locally inspired designs
- Contemporary and sophisticated guest rooms with plush bedding
- Menus featuring hyper-local craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails, and bites
- State-of-the-art fitness center
- 1,300-square-feet of meeting space and a business center
- 24-hour fresh food and beverage options
"The Cambria brand has prioritized expansion in prime urban markets like Minneapolis. This allows it to provide the upscale, local experiences that guests crave," said Mark Shalala, vice president, development, upscale brands at Choice Hotels. "Hawkeye Hotels has extensive experience developing properties, particularly throughout the Midwest and, with their expertise, the Cambria brand's debut into the Minneapolis market should be seamless."
"Minneapolis has something to offer every traveler: several Fortune-500 companies, scenic riverfront skylines, professional sports, theatres, excellent park systems, and a thriving food and craft-beer scene," said Jay Bhakta, managing partner of JR Hospitality, which will help develop the hotel. "The Cambria Hotel Downtown Minneapolis hotel is in a prime location for travelers to experience the city and take advantage of the property's upscale amenities."
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