Rockville, Md., (Dec.9, 2015) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC, Hankin Enterprises, and Fulcrum Management hosted the official groundbreaking of the new Cambria hotel & suites in McAllen, TX yesterday. Located just steps from the McAllen Convention Center, the 121-room Cambria McAllen will serve as the brand’s third property in Texas and is set to officially open in late 2016.
To commemorate the event, brand representatives, key local dignitaries and guests celebrated the groundbreaking with remarks at the site of the new hotel. Featured speakers included Choice Hotels President and CEO Steve Joyce and Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E., city manager for the City of McAllen.
“McAllen is one of the largest cities in the Rio Grande Valley, and will serve as a key addition for the Cambria brand, which is experiencing immense growth,” said Michael Murphy, senior vice president, upscale brands, Choice Hotels International. “We are excited to partner once again with O’Reilly to bring Cambria to one of America’s fastest growing cities.”
In recent years, McAllen has seen an economic and population boom making it one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. The city has quickly developed into a major hub for healthcare and cross-border trade with Mexico.
The site of the new Cambria is located directly across the street from the McAllen Convention Center and just three miles from McAllen International Airport. The area is home to over 600 manufacturing companies, making the Cambria hotel & suites McAllen the perfect destination for business travelers.
Rodriguez noted how just 15 months ago, the landscape of the McAllen Convention Center area was completely different. Now, with the construction of the McAllen Performing Arts Center and two other hotels in the vicinity, the area is transformed.
“To imagine where we’ve gone in 15 months, to me is really amazing, it’s like a change of season, except that this season is going to be here forever.
“The Cambria hotels & suites brand is a perfect fit for the city of McAllen. We are entering a market with a vibrant economy and a very bright future,” said Tim O’Reilly, CEO for O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC. “We are excited to celebrate the start of construction on the hotel, which we envision becoming the number one lodging option in the area.”
Designed as both a business and leisure travel brand, all Cambria hotels & suites feature a larger lobby to give guests a more social atmosphere; an outdoor pool; oversized rooms with flexible spaces; and the latest technology that allows guests to stay connected while they travel.
As with all Cambria hotels & suites, the McAllen property will feature other fine amenities such as a contemporary bistro, Social Circle™, serving a menu comprised of local specialties created by Chef Michael DeMaria; liquor, wine, beer and freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches; and a barista bar. This property will boast over 2,000 square feet of meeting space with AV capabilities for group meetings and conferences, as well as valet parking for all guests.
About Cambria hotels & suites
Cambria hotels & suites makes business travel easier—and more fun—than ever before. Offering modern décor, rooms that feel like an upgrade, and fresh, local cuisine at our Social Circle™ restaurant, Cambria makes every guest feel like a VIP. There are currently 25 properties open across the country and 30 under development in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit www.cambriahotelsandsuites.com.
About O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC
O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC was formed by Mr. Tim O’Reilly, Managing Member/CEO, in November 2007 and created by an intense desire to provide a unique, enjoyable and consistent guest experience through competent, attentive and team oriented hospitality management.
O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC has developed and manages these award-winning upscale restaurants, full service hotels, and properties:
Hilton Garden Inn (LEED Certified) Springfield, MO., DoubleTree by Hilton Springfield, MO.,
Cambria hotel & suites, Plano, TX, Marriott TownePlace Suites Springfield, MO., Yellowstone Valley Lodge Livingston, MT., Holiday Inn, City Center Tulsa, OK. Baymont Inn Branson, MO., Holiday Inn Little Rock, AR. Boston’s Restaurant Little Rock, AR. Houlihans Restaurant (North) Springfield, MO. Houlihans Restaurant (South)(LEED Certified) Springfield, MO., Houlihans Restaurant Columbia, MO.
And the newest addition to the OHM family, Macadoodles, of Republic, MO.
Please visit OHM’s website at www.ohospitalitymanagement.com
About Hankin Enterprises
Hankin Enterprises is successor to the Hankin Organization, co-founded by Perch Hankin in 1945. Over the years, the Hankin family has been involved in all facets of the real estate industry. The Hankin tradition of excellence in hospitality has continued into a third generation through its ownership and management of Intercontinental Hotels Group and Choice Hotels International branded properties and non-affiliated independent properties.
About Fulcrum Management Corp.
Since its inception in 2003, Florida-based Fulcrum Management’s work has included development and project management services related to over $750M in commercial, mid-rise/high-rise luxury residential, retail, hospitality, and mixed use developments throughout the United States.
Fulcrum’s projects include McAllen’s Kiko De Garza Federal Building, Orlando’s VUE at Lake Eola, Miami’s Canyon Ranch Towers & Hotel, Miami’s ME Melia Hotel, Trump’s Hollywood Beach Tower, Dallas’ LEED Silver SSA Headquarters, as well as multiple commercial office and retail projects throughout the U.S
Fulcrum’s investor and developer clients have included The Related Group, The Rockefeller Group of NY, The Peebles Corporation, UBS Real Estate, and iStar Financial. Fulcrum also maintains a joint venture acquisition and development partnership on its retail projects with Orlando’s Acquisition Consultants, Inc.
For additional information on Fulcrum Management refer to the firm’s website www.fulcrummanagement.com.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc.® (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest lodging companies. With more than 6,300 hotels franchised in more than 35 countries and territories, we represent more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of September 30, 2015, 638 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 24 million members and counting, check out our Choice Privileges® rewards program to see how you can reap the benefits of being a member of the Choice Hotels® family. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.
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