Silver Spring, MD—Choice Hotels International and Concord Hospitality announced today that construction of the 182-room Cambria Suites hotel in Washington, D.C. has begun “skyward.” As opposed to a traditional groundbreaking event, the “sky break” marks the start of hotel construction skyward above newly constructed retail at CityMarket at O, a mixed-use development one block from the Washington Convention Center. The all-suite hotel features a rooftop pool, fitness center, and outdoor urban oasis terrace with open green space featuring views of the U.S. Capitol and the national monuments.
The project represents an investment of more than $40 million and an estimated 300 jobs to the Washington metro area, which has served as home to the global headquarters of Choice Hotels since 1968. Cambria Suites Washington, D.C. builds on the momentum of this emerging brand. Three Cambria Suites hotels are currently under construction in New York City and White Plains in nearby Westchester County, with Cambria Suites White Plains set to open this summer. Cambria Suites Miami will open this summer as well. And, development agreements were recently announced for Cambria Suites hotels in Plano, Texas—a corporate community outside Dallas, and Scottsdale, Ariz.
Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, city officials, community and business leaders, members of the national and Washington, D.C. tourism community and development partners joined the “sky breaking” ceremony which marked the start of hotel construction. The event featured a dramatic 30-foot reveal of a rendering for the new hotel.
The project is a venture between Choice Hotels, Concord Hospitality, and Roadside Development, the developers of CityMarket at O.