Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) in partnership with developer Murphy Asset Management and management company Crescent Hotels & Resorts, announced today the opening of the Cambria Chicago Loop - Theatre District. This is the brand's second property in Chicago. The Magnificent Mile hotel opened in November 2016.
The 22-story, 199-room Cambria Chicago Loop - Theatre District, located at 32 W. Randolph St., is situated above the historic Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre. As an adaptive reuse project, Cambria is repurposing the offices located above the theatre, matching the landmark status of the building with the aesthetic of the hotel.
The property is also in the center of the Chicago Loop, an energetic business district, and home to a number of Fortune 500 company headquarters, like Boeing, Archer Daniels Midland, United Continental Holdings, and the Exelon Corporation. Block Thirty Seven, a group of high-end restaurants and local retail outlets, is also located directly across the street from the hotel.
"As a vital business hub and home to world-class entertainment, Chicago is an ideal city for the Cambria brand to offer multiple hotels," said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands at Choice Hotels. "The Loop-Theatre District property offers compelling design inspired by the location, spacious and comfortable rooms, and the right amenities to meet the needs of today's modern traveler."
The property features contemporary onsite dining, serving a menu comprised of local specialties, liquor, wine, and local craft beers, as well as freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches. The hotel also includes a spacious lobby, flexible meeting space with integrated AV capabilities, and a high-design fitness center that offers state-of-the-art equipment.
Choice Hotels is proud to partner with Murphy Asset Management, LLC, a development team that focuses on generating new opportunities in the multifamily, hospitality and office sectors across the country.
"We are excited to work with Choice Hotels to open their second Cambria property in the Windy City," said John T. Murphy, CEO and Principal of Murphy Asset Management. "Cambria is a great partner and provides us with the right resources and expertise. More importantly, Cambria is a great upscale lodging option for both business and leisure travelers, and we are thrilled to add the Cambria brand to our portfolio."
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