ROCKVILLE, MD--The Cambria Hotels brand continues its westward expansion with the grand opening of the Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge in Phoenix. Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies and franchisor of the Cambria Hotels brand, hosted the celebration yesterday evening with developer O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC.
To kick off the event, Choice Hotels and O'Reilly Hospitality Management executives welcomed community members and distinguished guests, including Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring, at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Speakers included Senior Vice President of Upscale Brands for Choice Hotels Janis Cannon and CEO of O'Reilly Hospitality Management Tim O'Reilly, who expressed their excitement about the Cambria brand's rapid growth and recent debut into the thriving Phoenix market.
"The grand opening of the Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge represents an important step in the brand's expansion across the country. In fact, Choice Hotels has a large corporate presence in Phoenix as a major employer with our technology and digital commerce campus only a few blocks away," said Cannon. "Teaming up with O'Reilly Hospitality Management once again allows us to introduce the Cambria Hotels brand to modern business travelers and leisure guests seeking a design sensibility, an authentic experience and a sense of the destination."
Inspired by its location in the Sonoran Desert, the grand opening festivities featured a Native American hoop dance performance as well as an ensemble of musicians performing on guitar, percussion and the Native American flute. Guests enjoyed local cuisine including green chile sliders and the Cambria brand's signature classic sliders. Further underscoring the brand's commitment to delivering an authentic sense of place at every Cambria Hotels location, the hotel bar unveiled local craft brew selections. Party guests also toured the newly constructed hotel to take in its uniquely Southwestern design elements.
The Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge is the newest Cambria Hotels property to join O'Reilly Hospitality Management's portfolio. Choice Hotels and O'Reilly Hospitality Management have also collaborated on the development of Cambria Hotel Plano, Texas; Cambria Hotel McAllen, Texas; and the soon-to-open Cambria Hotel Omaha, Nebraska. O'Reilly Hospitality Management also has plans to break ground on two more Cambria Hotels projects later this year in Louisville, Kentucky, and Sarasota, Fla.
"We believe in the power of the Cambria Hotels brand and our collaboration and continued growth," said O'Reilly. "Joining the Phoenix community is a great start to what will be an exciting 2018."