WHY IT RATES: Choice Hotels’ fast-growing upscale brand, Cambria Hotels, just opened the first of two properties in its development pipeline in Austin, Texas, with the second slated to open downtown next summer. — Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Editor
Franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc., the upscale Cambria brand continues to grow rapidly in customers’ favorite destinations. Following the recent openings of Cambria Hotel Calabasas, Cambria Hotel Louisville Downtown-Whiskey Row and Cambria Hotel Nashville Airport, Cambria Hotels has welcomed a new property to its portfolio with the opening of Cambria Hotel Austin Airport, the first of two hotels in to open in Austin with the Cambria Hotel Austin Downtown Rainey Street slated to open in summer 2023.
Located at 7800 E. Ben White Boulevard, the 127-room Cambria Hotel Austin Airport is less than two miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport and minutes from downtown and the newly opened Tesla Gigafactory. Often referred to as “Silicon Hills”, Austin includes numerous operations of high-tech companies, such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Silicon Laboratories, in addition to several corporate headquarters, including Oracle and Dell. The city also annually hosts the popular South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, a conglomeration of film, interactive media, music and education conferences, as well as the annual Austin City Limits music festival. Other nearby attractions include the Speedway of the Americas, numerous music venues, and world-class barbecue. Many outdoor activities are available in surrounding Texas Hill County, including Mount Bonnell, Lake Lady Bird, and Lake Austin. The area is also home to the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Capitol.
“Ideal for travelers who come to explore this vibrant city or if they are in town for work, the Cambria Hotel Austin Airport offers the convenience of everything Austin has to offer – plus all the little luxuries and amenities that enhance the guest experience,” said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, premium brands, Choice Hotels. “Because Texas is one of the fastest growing states in the country, it’s only fitting that we’re launching our first hotel in Central Texas and the sixth hotel overall in the Lone Star State, following the openings in Houston, McAllen, Plano, Richardson and Southlake.”
The Cambria Hotel Austin Airport offers upscale amenities and accessible indulgences that appeal to modern travelers, including:
— Versatile indoor and outdoor spaces for productive work or relaxation, including an outdoor swimming pool.
— Locally inspired design and decor reflecting Austin’s unique personality in music, cuisine and architecture.
— Sophisticated, contemporary rooms with cutting-edge fixtures, abundant lighting, and plush bedding.
— Immersive spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors.
—Dine on-site at the Backstage Bar & Grill, featuring freshly prepared food, local craft beer, wine, and craft cocktails with Austin’s Tito Vodka, plus takeout.
— Multifunctional meeting and event spaces.
— State-of-the-art fitness center.
The Cambria Hotel Austin Airport was developed by W2 SF Airport Hospitality Business LP, a W2 Real Estate Partners entity. There are currently nearly 60 Cambria hotels open across the United States in popular cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans and Phoenix, with more than 70 hotels in the pipeline.
All Choice-branded hotels participate in Commitment to Clean, an initiative that builds on the strong foundation of franchisees’ longstanding dedication to cleanliness with enhanced training and best practices for deep cleaning, sanitizing and social distancing. Additionally, Cambria guests can limit their interactions with hotel staff by using Cambria’s Contactless Concierge Service, a text messaging service for housekeeping requests, take-out food orders, meeting room requests and more.
For more information, visit choicehotels.com/cambria.
THE SOURCE: Choice Hotels press release.