Two New Cambria Hotels to Open in Chi-Town in 2017

Choice Hotels International has plans to open two new Cambria Hotels & Suites in the Windy City next year, both of them in notable locations.

keith storyChicagoChoice Hotels International Inc. is debuting two new Cambria hotel & suites projects in Chicago, Ill., teaming with Fillmore Capital Partners, Fillmore Hospitality and Murphy Asset Management.

The 22-story Cambria hotel & suites Chicago – City Center, will consist of 198 rooms and be located above the historic Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood. It’s scheduled for a September 2017 opening.

The 29-story Cambria hotel & suites Chicago – Magnificent Mile, will feature 215 rooms and be located in the existing MileNorth Hotel, situated between Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan. It will be rebranded in mid-2017.

“As one of the most iconic cities in the country, Chicago is a perfect match for our two new Cambria hotel & suites conversions,” Steve Joyce, Choice Hotels International president & CEO, said in a prepared release. “The City Center and Magnificent Mile locations are great additions to our urban, upscale brand offerings as we continue to expand our footprint nationwide, and are well-suited to meet the growing needs of Chicago’s business travelers.”

According to Marc Anderson, CEO of Choose Chicago, domestic visitation for 2015 topped 50 million visitors for the first time in history with total visitation expected to exceed 52 million.

The city of Chicago is home to the largest convention center in the nation, and boasts a robust meetings and conventions industry. Last year, business visitation grew 5.1 percent to 11.65 million.

“We’re excited to once again team up with Cambria hotel & suites and bring the brand to the city of Chicago,” Ron Silva, Fillmore Capital Partners president & CEO, said. “After having partnered with Cambria across the country in Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Nashville, the Windy City was a natural next stop.”