Choice Hotels Opens First Cambria Suites in South Dakota
RAPID CITY, S.D.—Choice Hotels International, Inc. celebrated the official grand opening of its new franchised Cambria Suites hotel in Rapid City, the first Cambria Suites property in South Dakota. Representatives from Choice Hotels, Swift Hospitality Group and Rapid City's CVB and Chamber of Commerce were in attendance to commemorate the brand milestone, including David Swift, CEO, Swift Hospitality Group; Matt Jacobs, senior director of operations, Swift Hospitality Group; Sam Cannon, general manager, Cambria Suites Rapid City; and Michael Murphy, senior vice president, Cambria Suites. READER COMMENTS
The $12.5 million, 74,000-square-foot, four-story building has 1,500 square feet of meeting room space, as well as a fitness center and indoor pool area. The hotel is the first and only Cambria Suites hotel to feature a stacked stone exterior instead of brick, reflecting the architecture of the region.
"We are thrilled to have opened our first Cambria Suites hotel in South Dakota," said Michael Murphy, senior vice president of Cambria Suites, in an announcement. "Cambria Suites offers a strong value for business and leisure travelers visiting Rapid City. This hotel is designed to help you maintain a work-life balance while on the road like no other brand in the area."
Each room includes separate work and living areas with ergonomic chairs, movable desks, and luxury linens. The hotel also offers technology including flat-screen LCD televisions, two phones, and remote printing capabilities. Free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.
The Rapid City Cambria Suites hotel is the second of this hotel chain that Swift Hospitality Group has franchised, after opening the Appleton, Wis., hotel in September 2007.