Cambria Scores 11 Openings In Top-Tier Markets in 2019


With a record 11 hotels opened in 2019, and a milestone 50 hotels currently open across the country, Cambria Hotels continues its pace with its first property opening in 2020 — the Cambria Hotel Bloomington Mall of America.

Franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc., the upscale brand opened the doors to 11 hotels last year in major markets — together representing over 1,700 upscale rooms — increasing the brand’s system size by 25%.

“2019 was truly a banner year for the Cambria Hotels brand—between breaking our openings record, reaching 50 locations and capping off the year by opening the doors of our largest hotel. Add to that the numerous top tier business and leisure destinations we brought the Cambria brand to such as Boston, Houston and Phoenix — to name just a few — and it’s no surprise why our franchisees are so excited about the growth of this brand,” said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands, Choice Hotels. “We look forward to building on our coast-to-coast expansion in 2020 and expect to beat our openings record for a second-consecutive year, along with beginning construction on 14 hotels, in addition to the 26 already underway. That way, we can provide time-starved, modern business travelers with even more upscale options in central locations for years to come — like in Minneapolis to start this year.”

With one of the nation’s highest concentrations of Fortune 500 companies and more than 38 million people traveling through the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport annually, the Cambria Hotel Bloomington Mall of America joins the Cambria Hotel Minneapolis Maple Grove and the Cambria hotel planned for Downtown Minneapolis, which is slated to open in 2021. Located at 8001 28th Avenue South, the hotel is adjacent to the Mall of America, the largest mall in North America, which offers guests access to top-notch retail, dining and entertainment options. The property is also within walking distance to the light rail, a five-minute drive to the airport and convenient to the corporate headquarters of Best Buy, Ecolab, General Mills, Target, UnitedHealth Group and U.S. Bancorp.