Developers Break Ground on New Cambria Suites Hotel in Avon

Another hotel is under construction in the Cleveland area. Choice Hotels International, Inc., Ceres Enterprises, LLC, and Consolidated Construction Company started work on October 21 on a new Cambria Suites hotel at 35600 Detroit Road in Avon. The cost of the project was not announced.

By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor

Another hotel is under construction in the Cleveland area. Choice Hotels International Inc., Ceres Enterprises LLC and Consolidated Construction Co. started work on Oct. 21 on a new Cambria Suites hotel at 35600 Detroit Road in Avon. The cost of the project was not announced.

The 113-suite hotel is scheduled for completion in early fall 2014. According to a news release, it “will be designed for guests who want to take their lifestyle with them when they travel.” The 113 suites will be larger than the traditional hotel rooms, and will offer separate work and living areas. Each room will feature two flat-screen LCD TVs, a CD/DVD player and MP3 jacks.

The property will also offer free Wi-Fi and the usual Cambria Suites amenities. Guests will be able to dine at the Reflect restaurant or grab a coffee at the hotel’s barista bar. A Refresh state-of-the-art fitness center will also be included, as well as a 24-7 Refill convenience store.

“We look forward to bringing the distinctive Cambria Suites experience to travelers visiting Avon, Ohio,” Michael Murphy, senior vice president of Cambria Suites, said in a statement for the press. David Crisafi, president of Ceres Enterprises, added that Cambria Suites was ”an obvious choice” for his company, as it looked to expand its hotel portfolio. “The brand offers a unique value proposition in the upscale category, with amenities that allow travelers to be at their best.  My father, Frank Crisafi, and I have lived here and done business here for most of our lives and have owned and operated hotels in the Cleveland area for over 20 years.  The market growth and potential in Avon is extremely positive, and we look forward to bringing the Cambria brand to the area,” he said. Frank and David Crisafi, owners of Ceres Enterprises, already operate a very successful Cambria Suites in Noblesville, Ind.

In recent months, developers have started work on several hotel projects in the Greater Cleveland area, such as the 110- to 125-room Marriott-branded hotel Emerald Hospitality plans to build in Avon. That property is also expected to open in fall 2014.

In downtown Cleveland, the GEIS Cos. and Sandvick Architects plan to invest $250 million into transforming the former AmeriTrust Tower and historic Cleveland Trust Rotunda into ”The 9,” a high-end complex featuring a luxury hotel, apartments and much more. Value Place also announced this summer that it will develop six more hotels in the Cleveland metro area, while a $40 million project will deliver the first new hotel in downtown Akron in 40 years.

Photo credits: Cambria Suites