Choice Hotels Honors Cambria hotel & suites Traverse City

Michigan Property Honored for Fifth Consecutive Elite Distinction

Jul 23, 2015, 09:00 ET from Choice Hotels International, Inc.

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cambria hotel & suites in Traverse City, Michigan has once again brought home top honors, capturing the prestigious Hotel of the Year Award for the Cambria hotels & suites brand from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies.

Choice Hotels and Cambria hotels & suites executives presented the highly coveted award to Cambria hotel & suites Traverse City at the 61st annual Choice Hotels International convention in Las Vegas commending the consistently high level of excellence under the leadership of Owner/Operator Alex Mowczan and General Manager Jack Buist.

"This hotel is at the pinnacle of lodging success by demonstrating year after year its commitment to exceptional guest service and operational excellence," said Michael Murphy, senior vice president of upscale brands for Choice Hotels International. "A five-year winning streak by the Cambria hotel & suites Traverse City shows perfect alignment between ownership, management and staff to provide an unmatched guest experience each and every day."

General Manager Jack Buist gives his dedicated staff credit for the honor. "The success of our Cambria hotel & suites rests with our employees. They take ownership in the hotel and provide our guests excellent, personal service as if they were guests in their own home. You can see the results in our guest satisfaction scores, which continue to be exceptional. Our staff works hard to make sure each guest has a wonderful and memorable experience, and their attention to detail is second to none."

Traverse City has received numerous accolades over the years as one of the best places in which to live and vacation. Named by Smithsonian Magazine in April 2015 as one of America's "20 Best Small Towns" and called one of "Michigan's Three Best Beach Towns" by The Huffington Post, the 92-suite Cambria hotels & suites is proud of their beautiful lakeside town and surrounding community, and provides guests concierge-like service in creating a personal itinerary during their stay. The property also provides a shuttle service to and from popular area attractions, making it easy to explore the Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding Lake Michigan beaches, as well as beautiful recreational areas like Traverse City State Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelanau Peninsula, and the old Mission Peninsula wineries, museums, and lighthouses.

Other area attractions include historic buildings and cultural attractions at Grand Traverse Commons, Northwestern Michigan College and the Interlochen National Music Camp.

After a full day of exploring the local area, travelers can attend unique seasonal events offered at the hotel, including live winter jazz in the lobby and a summer concert series. Visitors will enjoy fine dining in the chic onsite bistro-style restaurant, Social Circle, featuring new menu selections and nightly specials with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and creative preparation.

Other amenities available at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, and indoor pool and hot tub. Guests can grab a hot drink from the barista bar in the lobby, and then relax in their spacious guest suites complete with free Wi-Fi, two flat-screen televisions, spa-like baths and luxurious bedding.

Choice Hotels International's Hotel of the Year Award winners are presented to properties that demonstrate lodging excellence and offer guest experiences that set the standard for the industry. Nominees are all ranked at the top of hotels within their brand. 

About Cambria hotels & suites Cambria hotels & suites makes 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. As of February 15, 2015, there are 24 properties open across the country and 25 under development in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit

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