Choice Hotels, Cambria Suites plans expansion in New York

Choice Hotels International, Inc. announced the development of a new Cambria Suites hotel in White Plains, NY. The project comes on the heels of two additional development deals in New York City and marks Choice Hotels first partnership with Meyer Jabara Hotels, an award-winning hospitality company that owns and operates more than 20 hotels in 13 states. This is a joint venture between Choice Hotels and Meyer Jabara Hotels, who also will manage the property.

“We are excited to add the White Plains Cambria Suites to our portfolio of hotels,” said William Meyer, Chairman of Meyer Jabara Hotels. “The rapidly-growing Cambria Suites brand provides a perfect fit with our commitment to creating memorable experiences for our guests.”

The 130-room Cambria Suites will be part of a $47 million mixed-use development located at 250 Main Street in downtown White Plains. When complete, there will be 30,000 square feet of new retail space and 17,000 square feet of retail and office space in an adjoining building. Construction on the retail portion of the development is already underway, with hotel construction set to commence in March 2012. The property is anticipated to open in September 2013.

“The White Plains development reflects our commitment to expanding the Cambria Suites brand in New York,” said Stephen P. Joyce, president and CEO of Choice Hotels International. “The White Plains property will provide great value to leisure and business travelers alongside the two properties under development in New York City.”

The new property features a unique urban design, with the six-story midrise hotel built on top of two stories of retail outlets. Underground onsite parking will be available for guests.

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Designed as a lifestyle hotel brand, Cambria Suites offers more than just a place to sleep at night. It features a larger lobby to give guests a more social atmosphere, all-suite rooms that are larger than standard hotel rooms and include separate living, working and sleeping space, providing business and leisure travelers a haven to relax, socialize and network. There are currently 19 properties open across the country, with additional properties in development.

Like all Cambria Suites hotels, the White Plains property will feature: Reflect, a casual dining and gathering area serving a dinner menu, liquor, wine, beer, freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches, a barista bar featuring Wolfgang Puck® coffee, Cheesecake Factory® desserts and a hot breakfast buffet; Refresh, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an elegant pool and hot tub/spa area; and Refill, a 24-7 convenience store that offers energy drinks, snacks and sundries.

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