Cambria Hotels Opens in Downtown Philadelphia

ROCKVILLE, Md.,– Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in collaboration with Pearl Properties and Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, announced the opening of the Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown – Center City.

Located at 219 S. Broad Street on the Avenue of the Arts in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, the 223-room, 15-story upscale property, features Attico, a 3,000 square foot rooftop restaurant and bar, offering guests unparalleled views of the city as the only rooftop restaurant and bar on Broad Street. The hotel also features locally-inspired design elements, including art commissioned by Philadelphia-based artist and illustrator Hawk Krall, 2,500 square feet of multi-function meeting space, a business center, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The ground floor of the hotel will be occupied by Del Frisco’s Grille, an upscale bar and grill with a private dining room. In addition, the hotel offers contemporary onsite indoor and outdoor dining including a signature bar, serving a menu comprised of local specialties, liquor, wine, and local craft beers, as well as freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches.

The Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown – Center City is in the epicenter of arts, culture and history, and is within walking distance to many local destinations, including the Kimmel Center, City Hall, Rittenhouse Square, Reading Terminal Market, One Liberty Observation Deck and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Numerous five-star restaurants and retail shops are close by, and the hotel is also conveniently located near the Market Street office corridor, home to several major corporations, including Comcast, AmerisourceBergen and Aramark.

“The Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown – Center City is a sterling representation of the brand with its prime location, local feel and excellent upscale amenities, including a rooftop bar with one-of-a-kind views of the city. Philadelphia is one of the largest cities in the country and offers both rich tradition and progressive modernity, making it an ideal location for hotel guests and locals alike,” said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands at Choice Hotels. “This property has special meaning because of the close and long-term relationship between our chief development officer, David Pepper, and Jim Pearlstein, both of whom are Philadelphia natives. Pearl Properties is an experienced developer and has been a tremendous teammate in bringing this property to fruition and helping the brand’s continued expansion to major U.S. markets desired by the modern traveler.”

Built by Pearl Properties, the building was designed by DAS Architects, Inc., of Philadelphia, and will be managed by Concord Hospitality Enterprises.

“Opening the doors of the Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown – Center City truly is a major milestone as we bring forth our first hotel. Choice Hotels has been an incredible collaborator throughout every step of the development process, providing all of the support and resources needed to bring this great property to life,” said Jim Pearlstein, founder and president of Pearl Properties. “We cannot wait for guests to experience this distinct and local upscale hotel in the heart of all of the action.”