PLANO, Texas—Choice Hotels International and O’Reilly Hospitality Management broke ground in Plano, Texas for the new 129-suites Cambria Suites Plano. This is the first of two Cambria Suites hotels O’Reilly Hospitality Management will develop. The second property is scheduled to break ground in the master planned community of Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Ariz. this fall.
Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, city officials, and local business leaders attended the groundbreaking ceremony. Tim O’Reilly, chief executive officer of O’Reilly Hospitality and Stephen P. Joyce, president and chief executive officer of Choice Hotels International were also present for the occasion.
“Cambria Suites is an essential part of the Choice Hotels International family of brands. There is a lot of great energy around this upscale brand right now and we are thrilled to be bringing it to Texas by way of Plano, one of the state’s most robust business communities,” Joyce said. “We couldn’t ask for a better developer in entering this thriving market than O’Reilly Hospitality. The O’Reilly team is top-notch and we feel great about being in Texas with them.”
The four-story, 84,000 square-foot hotel will feature guest suites with separate work and sleep areas; 2,400 square feet of meeting space; and artwork from local Plano artists. The hotel will house Reflect, a casual dining and gathering area serving a dinner menu, liquor, wine, beer, freshly prepared grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, a barista bar featuring Wolfgang Puck coffee and a hot breakfast buffet; Refresh, a fitness center with a pool and hot tub/spa area; and Refill, a 24-7 convenience store that offers energy drinks, snacks, and sundries.