Koucar Management breaks ground on 1st Maine Cambria

Koucar Management broke ground on a 102-room Cambria hotel at the end of August. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International

Koucar Management began construction on a six-story, new-build Cambria Hotel in Portland, Maine. Slated to open in 2021, the property will mark the upscale brand’s first location in the state.

The upcoming hotel will feature 102 guestrooms, an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar venue, covered parking, 2,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a multiuse courtyard and a fitness center. It will be adjacent to the headquarters of two publicly traded corporations—Covetrus and Wex—as well as near major area employers like Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Downtown Portland attractions like The Portland Museum of Art and the Old Port will be within walking distance.

"We're thrilled that Portland — the quintessential New England city — is one step closer to opening a new Cambria hotel," Janis Cannon, SVP of upscale brands for Choice Hotels International, said in a statement. "Not only is Portland the largest city in Maine, but its incredible development boom aligns well with our goal to further the Cambria brand's growth in prime locations across the country."


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The Cambria Hotel Portland is one of four Cambria hotels Koucar Management is developing. The Michigan-based company possesses a diverse a portfolio of holdings and investments and is involved in general contracting, construction management, land development, residential, commercial and industrial construction, hotel, restaurant and property management, real estate services and equipment leasing.

The Cambria Hotels brand has more than 40 properties open across the United States and more than 100 hotels open or in the pipeline in the United States and Canada. It has opened six locations this year so far and plans to open up to seven more by the end of the year.