Choice Hotels Announces Expansion of Cambria hotels & suites Brand to Seattle, WA

Feb 11, 2016, 11:42 ET from Choice Hotels International, Inc.

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced it has signed an agreement with Ariel Development to develop a Cambria hotel & suites in Seattle, WA. The 112-room Cambria property will be located in the Belltown neighborhood at 1915 Third Ave, and is expected to open in late-2017.

The Cambria hotel & suites Seattle will be locally situated and within walking distance to many of Seattle's iconic locations, including Pike Place Market, Washington State Convention Center, the Seattle Aquarium and the Seattle Art Museum. In addition, Seattle is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies that include Amazon, Starbucks and Nordstrom, making the Cambria Seattle a perfect destination for business travelers seeking upscale lodging at an affordable price.

"The Cambria hotels & suites brand has seen a significant surge of new developments and openings in major urban markets over the past year," said Steve Joyce, president and CEO, Choice Hotels International. "The Seattle property will serve as the brand's entrance into the Pacific Northwest, and we couldn't be more thrilled to bring our upscale offerings to Seattle's business and leisure travelers."

Designed as a business travel and leisure brand, all Cambria hotels & suites properties feature a larger lobby to give guests a more social atmosphere; oversized rooms with flexible spaces; and the latest technology that allows guests to stay connected while they travel.

"Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and is home to many of the world's most celebrated companies, making for an ever-increasing demand for upscale lodging options," said Herzel Hazan, Ariel Development. "The Belltown neighborhood lies in the heart of Downtown Seattle's retail and business districts, and we're excited to partner with Choice Hotels to bring the Cambria brand to the area."

As with all Cambria hotels & suites, the Seattle property will feature other fine amenities such as a contemporary bistro, Social Circle™, serving a menu comprised of local specialties created by Chef Michael DeMaria; liquor, wine, beer and freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches; and a barista bar. This property will also boast 1,600 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center and a rooftop patio with views of Puget Sound. Additionally, the building will include 50 apartments for residential use.

About Cambria hotels & suites
Cambria hotels & suites makes business travel easier—and more fun—than ever before. Offering modern décor, rooms that feel like an upgrade, and fresh, local cuisine at our Social Circle™ restaurant, Cambria makes every guest feel like a VIP. There are currently 25 properties open across the country and 30 under development in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit www.cambriahotelsandsuites.com.

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest lodging companies. With more than 6,300 hotels franchised in more than 35 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International® represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of September 30, 2015, 638 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 25 million members and counting, check out our Choice Privileges® rewards program to see how you can reap the benefits of being a member of the Choice Hotels® family. All hotels are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.

Ariel Development
Owned by Shimon Mizrahi and Herzel Hazan, Ariel Development is an innovative real estate group based in Seattle, Washington. Their non-traditional approach has been the key to an outstanding progressive success over the past 20 years. Their portfolio of revitalized strategic properties in Seattle highlight the team's foresight in capitalizing on unique and innovative development opportunities. Their superior expertise consists of site selection, creative property re-use and efficient control to formulate success.

The individual companies under the Ariel Development brand have developed and own over 20 real estate properties. Strong relationships between local investors support their innovative vision. Properties include hotels, office buildings, commercial buildings and retail centers.

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