ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced it has signed an agreement with franchise partner Southern Management Corporation to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in College Park, MD. The 150-room Cambria property will be located at 8321 Baltimore Avenue and is expected to open summer 2017. The hotel will be walking distance from the University of Maryland which, with an enrollment of over 37,000 students, is the single most traveled destination in the state.
"We continue to experience strong momentum and tremendous growth in the Cambria hotels & suites brand," said Michael Murphy, senior vice president, Upscale Brands, Choice Hotels International. "We can't wait to offer our unique, upscale experience to the thriving community in College Park where our tagline is 'Where everybody is somebody.'"
Southern Management Corporation (SMC), an experienced real estate developer/manager and hotel owner/operator, has owned and operated properties for more than 50 years. The company currently owns and operates The Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover, MD and Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, PA. SMC is currently constructing The Hotel at the University of Maryland, a 297-room hotel and conference center, which is scheduled to open in early 2017.
"We are thrilled to partner with Choice Hotels International to develop this new Cambria hotel & suites in College Park," said Robert Singer, Director of Southern Management's Hotel Division. "We feel that Cambria shares our commitment to providing an exceptional guest experience at every touch point."
Designed as a business travel and leisure brand, all Cambria hotels are new-construction and feature a larger lobby to give guests a warmer, engaging social atmosphere; oversized rooms that are larger than standard hotel rooms with flexible living and working spaces; and the latest technology that allows guests to stay connected while they travel.
The Cambria hotel & suites College Park will feature an upscale American bar and grill featuring steaks, seafood, salads and wood burning oven pizzas. Additional amenities include meeting space and a state-of-the-art fitness center. A CVS Pharmacy will also be located on the property.
About Cambria Hotels & Suites
Cambria hotels & suites make business travel easier—and more fun—than ever before. Offering modern decor, 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 24 properties open across the country and 25 under development in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit www.cambriahotelsandsuites.com.
About Southern Management Corporation
Southern Management Corporation is the largest privately-owned residential property management company in the Mid-Atlantic region. The company owns and manages 75 apartment home communities comprising more than 25,000 apartment homes throughout the Baltimore-Washington region. In addition to residential property ownership and management, Southern Management owns and manages six commercial properties and two hotels and conference centers; Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, PA; and The Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover, MD. To learn more, visit www.southernmanagement.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, we represent more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of June 30, 2015, 613 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 23 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.
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