Cambria Suites brand lands in NY

Choice Hotels
International continues to demonstrate strong momentum
behind its upscale Cambria Suites brand with the execution of its first
franchise agreement in New York City. The 11-story, 300-room Cambria Suites
Brooklyn Bridge hotel is located within a few blocks of the Brooklyn
Bridge. The site for this hotel, which is owned by PLC Partners, LLC of New
York City, was identified and secured by Choice’s real estate development
team. As of June 30, 2007, 60 Cambria Suites hotels were under contract in
26 states nationwide and in Canada.
  Cambria Suites is designed for guests who want to take their lifestyle
with them when they travel. The hotel boasts a stylish design and
guestrooms that are 25 percent larger than standard hotel rooms. Hotels
offer the latest in technology, from a large-screen television in the open,
airy two-story lobby to flat-screen LCD televisions, CD/DVD player, and MP3
jacks in the guest suites and complimentary wired and wireless high-speed
Internet access throughout the property.
  “The dynamic transformation of Brooklyn has been remarkable,” said Dan
Hagan of PLC Partners. “Brooklyn continues to expand as a primary
destination for both business and leisure travelers, and the Cambria Suites
Brooklyn Bridge will fully cater to the modern lifestyle demands of these
travelers. We are excited to be introducing Cambria Suites hotels to New
York City with an outstanding project in this incredibly vibrant area. The
300-suite Cambria Suites Brooklyn Bridge hotel will be for travelers to New
York City that want style, luxury, and superb amenities without having to
pay a premium for a hotel stay.”
  “We are excited to bring the Cambria Suites brand to this vibrant area
of New York City in partnership with PLC Partners,” said William Edmundson,
president, Cambria Suites. “The Cambria Suites brand continues to
demonstrate a strong appeal among developers for a wide variety of
settings, from city centers to mixed-use developments to suburban markets
to airport locations and even historic districts. Our entry into the
nation’s leading hotel market is further evidence that Cambria Suites is
the right brand, at the right time, in the right segment and with the right
team behind it. “
  PLC Partners, working in collaboration with the Cambria Suites real
estate team, is in the process of identifying additional sites in major
metropolitan markets. Construction on the Cambria Suites Brooklyn Bridge
hotel is anticipated to begin in January 2008.
  “Identifying and securing sites for new hotels in the top 25
metropolitan markets and in Canada is another value-add that the Cambria
Suites team is able to offer to prospective developers,” said Elaine
Clancy, vice president, corporate and real estate development, Choice
Hotels. “We look forward to assisting current and prospective Cambria
Suites developers in identifying sites in these key markets.”