ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 5, 2016 — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced it has signed an agreement to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites at Arundel Mills in Hanover, MD. The 119-room property will be located at the SW corner of Milestone Parkway and Arundel Mills Blvd., and is expected to open in June 2017. Two Cambria hotels & suites are currently open in the area in downtown Washington, DC and in Rockville, MD. The addition of Cambria Arundel Mills and another Cambria property under development in College Park, MD brings the total number of Cambria hotels & suites in the region to four.
"We couldn't be more excited to bring the Cambria hotels & suites brand to business and leisure travelers visiting the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area," said Michael Murphy, senior vice president, Upscale Brands, Choice Hotels International. "We're continuing to build off of great momentum and are thrilled to introduce another Cambria hotels & suites property in the greater Washington, D.C. region."
The Cambria Arundel Mills is part of the 1,100 acre Arundel Mills community with over 10 million square feet of mixed use development. The Cambria hotel & suites Arundel Mills will be in close proximity to other local attractions such as Fort Mead; the National Security Agency; BWI Airport, the largest airport in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area with over 22 million passengers per year; Maryland Live Casino, the largest casino in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area with over $600 million in annual gambling proceeds; and Arundel Mills Mall, the largest tourist attraction in Maryland with over 14 million visitors per year, and also the largest mall in Maryland with over 1.6 million square feet of leased space.
Designed as a business travel and leisure brand, all Cambria hotels & suites properties feature a larger lobby to give guests a more social atmosphere; oversized rooms with flexible spaces; and the latest technology that allows guests to stay connected while they travel.
Like all Cambria hotels & suites, the Arundel Mills 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 also boast 2,000 square feet of meeting space and an indoor pool and fitness center.