ROCKVILLE, Md., April 25, 2018— Cambria Hotels celebrated its second grand opening in the Phoenix area in back-to-back months by debuting the 136-room Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler – Fashion Center last night. Franchised by one of the world’s largest hotel companies, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), the property was developed by Hines and will be managed by Concord Hospitality.The event featured a ribbon cutting ceremony, live music, raffle and tours of the property, which includes poolside cabanas, a state-of-the art fitness center, lounge and 1,300 square feet of multi-function meeting space. Guests enjoyed a taste of the Southwest, as well as the Cambria brand’s signature local craft beer selections and specialty cocktails.
Speakers at the event included Andy Burch, vice president, operations of Concord Hospitality; Chris Anderson, managing director and local city leader for Hines; and Rick Hertan, director of brand operations for Cambria Hotels. The group expressed their excitement in bringing the second Cambriaproperty to Phoenix, joining the Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge, and the coast-to-coast expansion of the brand’s portfolio.
The Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler – Fashion Center is part of a mixed-use development project that includes office space, luxury apartments, retail offerings and a pedestrian promenade to the Chandler Fashion Center. The project recently received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification, a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement honoring healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.
“The Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler – Fashion Center is one of several properties to have recently opened in the western United States,” said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands at Choice Hotels. “We look forward to offering modern business travelers a locally-inspired option when visiting the Phoenix area. Through our collaboration with Hines and Concord Hospitality Enterprises, we have created a space that provides guests with an experience embracing all that the community has to offer, featuring thoughtful design elements and modern essentials.”
Choice Hotels worked with global real estate investment company and developer, Hines, to open the Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler – Fashion Center.
“Working with Choice Hotels and Concord Hospitality to bring an upscale hotel to the growing Phoenix market has been a great experience,” said Anderson. “The Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler – Fashion Center is an ideal destination for today’s on-the-go business professional, offering chic shopping and dining options. The Cambria brand is a perfect fit for guests looking for a locally-inspired experience tailored to their needs.”