Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH along with Pearl Properties and Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company announced today the 'topping off' of the Cambria Hotel Philadelphia, marking installation of the final exterior beam during construction.
The hotel will be located in the heart of downtown, 219 S. Broad Street, on the Avenue of the Arts which is rapidly becoming Philadelphia's prime destination. The 223 room, 15 story Cambria Philadelphia is within walking distance of the Kimmel Center, City Hall, Rittenhouse Square Park, Reading Terminal Market, One Liberty Observation Deck, Pennsylvania Convention Center and numerous other historic and cultural destinations. In addition to these destinations, those who stay at the Cambria may easily walk to several world-class restaurants and retail shops. Beyond all that is within walking distance, for leisure and business travelers, the Septa station is right outside the door and will provide easy transportation to and from Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park. The hotel will open early in the first quarter of 2018.
"We're elated to see the construction progress at the Cambria Philadelphia. Philadelphia is a city known for its history, and we cannot wait to start writing our own and providing guests with an upscale and distinctive new option during their stay," said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands at Choice Hotels. "This flagship Cambria property located in the heart of Philadelphia is a prime example of our major urban expansion across the country in order to meet the growing needs of business and leisure travelers."
Like all Cambria Hotels, the property will feature contemporary onsite dining, serving a menu comprised of local specialties, liquor, wine, and local craft beers, as well as freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches, and a barista bar. Unique to this property will be the only rooftop bar on Broad Street. This 3,000 square foot rooftop bar will have spectacular views of the city, including the Broad Street Run and Mummers Day Parade. The property will also boast a first-class restaurant on the second floor that will have an outdoor terrace overlooking Broad Street, 2,500 square feet of fully-appointed meeting space, a business center, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Built by Pearl Properties, the building was designed by DAS Architects, Inc., of Philadelphia, and will be managed by Concord Hospitality Enterprises.
"Today is an exciting day as it marks a milestone moment in the advancement of the Cambria Philadelphia construction," said Jim Pearlstein, founder and president of Pearl Properties. "We cannot wait for the property doors to open so that we can show everyone what it means to be in the epicenter of Philadelphia and provide guests on business and leisure with another lodging option."
Logos, product and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.