Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) in partnership with O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC, announced today that the Cambria Hotel Plano-Frisco has been awarded LEED Silver certification. This marks the Cambria Hotels brand's first property to receive LEED certification.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for high performance buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
"Cambria Hotels are designed to meet the needs of today's modern traveler. So we are constantly maintaining a keen awareness of what matters to guests today, like sustainability," said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands at Choice Hotels. "We plan to continue to roll out environmentally-friendly properties nationwide and thank our Plano property and O'Reilly Hospitality Management for setting the bar."
Achieving LEED certification requires multiple stringent criteria. The Cambria Hotel Plano-Frisco was recognized for taking multiple energy saving measures which include: convenient electric automobile recharge stations, solar power, water efficient landscaping, water use reduction, renewable energy, low emitting building materials and a green housekeeping plan.
The four-story, 129-room Cambria Hotel Plano-Legacy is located at 7500 Parkwood Blvd. and opened in March 2015. The property is conveniently situated just minutes from the popular Shops at Legacy and several Fortune 1000 company headquarters, including Alliance Data Systems Corporation, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Rent-A-Center, and J.C. Penney.
Like all Cambria brand hotels, the Plano property features 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. With more than 2,400 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and conference space, the hotel is perfect for business travelers who need space to work. The property also includes a fitness center and an outdoor pool complete with cabanas.
Headquartered in Springfield, Mo., O'Reilly Hospitality Management has developed and managed an array of award-winning upscale restaurants, full service hotels, and properties. In addition to Plano, Choice Hotels and O'Reilly Hospitality Management recently teamed up this year to open a property in McAllen, Texas, and are poised to help the Cambria brand expand to Phoenix later this year.
"It truly is an honor to receive this extraordinary distinction for the Plano property," said Tim O'Reilly, CEO for O'Reilly Hospitality Management. "Choice Hotels has been a tremendous partner throughout the process of bringing this hotel to the area as well as in other cities, and provides all of the resources for us to be able to achieve an accomplishment like this. We look forward to continue offering guests traveling on business and leisure with an upscale and now officially environmentally-friendly lodging experience."
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