Choice Hotels Signs Agreement with Former Football Pro Christopher Harrison to Develop a New Cambria hotel & suites in Petersburg, VA
"We're committed to working with a diverse group of owner and operators, and we are proud to work with Chris Harrison, an emerging leader in the African American business community, who continuously sets the standard of excellence with his projects," said Steve Joyce, president and CEO, Choice Hotels International. "Choice has a long-standing commitment to diversity across our business; in fact, we were one of the first lodging companies to begin focusing on minority developers in 2004 when we created a dedicated emerging markets team focused on minority franchise development, said Joyce."
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.
"Over the course of my career I've been fortunate enough to travel all over the world, so I know what makes for a great hotel experience," said Harrison. "The Cambria brand is known for its exceptional guest experience, making Choice Hotels the obvious partner for developing an upscale and affordable lodging destination in Petersburg."
As with all Cambria hotels & suites, the Petersburg 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 meeting space, an indoor pool and an outdoor courtyard. Additionally, the complex will include 26,700 square feet of retail and office spaces and up to 100 residential apartment units.
About C. A. Harrison Companies
C. A. Harrison Companies focuses on revitalizing transitional neighborhoods. When possible, CAH acquires neglected buildings and substantially rehabilitates them to their former grandeur. Through several years of close management and oversight of our development projects, CAH has acquired substantial expertise in the acquisition and construction of quality urban housing in the metropolitan DC region, Central Virginia, and the Carolinas. For more information, visit www.caharrisoncompanies.com.
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About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest hotel companies. With approximately 6,500 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of March 31, 2017, 795 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, and Vacation Rentals by Choice HotelsTM brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 30 million members and counting, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from instant, every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join. All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.