Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has signed an agreement with Ash Properties to develop a five-story, 132-room Cambria Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. The hotel is slated to open in 2020.
Located at Ozark Drive near highway I-295, the new Cambria Hotel in Jacksonville is situated in the southeast region of the city known as Baymeadows, which features several corporate, government, and medical facilities, including the FBI's regional offices, the University of North Florida, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, the Mayo Clinic, and Baptist Hospital. The hotel is also a short distance from St. Johns Town Center, an outdoor shopping center with numerous retail stores, restaurants, and recreational activities. The property is within driving distance to several regional attractions, like the historic beaches of St. Augustine and Fernandina, St. Johns River, World Golf Village, and Marineland.
"The Cambria Hotels brand is a great fit for Jacksonville, the fifth-fastest growing city in the United States and a major economic driver for the region's 1.5 million residents," said Mark Shalala, vice president, franchise development, upscale brands, Choice Hotels. "Choice Hotels continues to expand the Cambria brand in markets where business and leisure demand is strong, and the Southeast region of the country, especially Jacksonville, is another key location to add to our growing portfolio."
The Cambria Hotel in Jacksonville will feature upscale amenities that appeal to modern travelers, including:
- Immersive, spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors
- Contemporary and sophisticated guest rooms, complete with modern fixtures, abundant lighting, and plush bedding
- An outdoor swimming pool
- Onsite dining featuring freshly made food, local craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails, and small bites
- Nearly 2,500 square-feet of multi-function meeting space
- State-of-the-art fitness center
- Locally inspired design
Ash Properties is a Jacksonville-based real estate development company specializing in leasing, management, and development of commercial, retail, storage, office, and hospitality properties.
"Business and leisure travelers love visiting Jacksonville because the city boasts access to more than 20 miles of amazing beaches, proximity to 40 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway, and a growing corporate presence," said Mike Ashourian, Principal, Ash Properties. "We know visitors will enjoy exploring the region as much as the Cambria Hotel in Jacksonville's top-notch amenities."
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