Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) signed an agreement with S3D Partner to develop its first Cambria hotel in Burbank, Calif. The six-story, 90-room property will be located at 201 South Glenoaks Boulevard in downtown Burbank, near some of the world's most recognized film and television studios.
The Cambria Hotel Burbank is one of several Cambria properties set to open in California as the upscale brand continues to expand in the Los Angeles area. Following the opening of the Los Angeles – LAX property in May, the brand has plans to open five additional hotels, including LA Live in the downtown area, LA Spring Street, Anaheim, Glendale and Calabasas. Further, the brand has agreements to develop future properties in Napa and Sonoma.
Expected to open in 2019, the Cambria Hotel Burbank is located in an area known as the "Media Capital of the World," with numerous entertainment companies headquartered or having significant production facilities nearby. The companies include The Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, NBC, Cartoon Network Studios and Insomniac Games.
"The Cambria Hotel Burbank property is another important component of our rapid growth on the West Coast, and, in particular, L.A. With lodging demand so high in the area, this property will exceed the expectations of today's modern traveler," said Mark Shalala, vice president, development, upscale brands at Choice Hotels. "S3D Partner has worked with us on other Choice brand hotels and has extensive knowledge of the L.A. market. We're thrilled to team up with S3D Partner to build their first Cambria property."
The Cambria Hotel Burbank includes flexible meeting spaces, a state-of-the-art fitness center, pool, and a rooftop lounge and bar. The property will also feature 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, and a barista bar.
S3D Partner has many years of experience in the hotel industry, including managing, investing in, or owning and operating more than 20 hotels in the Pacific Rim.
"We're excited to build our first upscale property with Choice Hotels after having worked many years with Choice brands on the West Coast. I cannot speak highly enough of what it means to work hand-in-hand with Choice given all of the resources and tremendous value proposition that it provides," said Jayesh Kumar of S3D Partner. "The Burbank property is an ideal option for guests traveling on business and in close proximity to all L.A. has to offer."
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