Cambria Suites breaks ground in Miami, Fla.

Sunflower Hospitality, Delant Construction and Choice Hotels International announced the scheduled opening of a new Cambria Suites hotel in Miami, Fla. The Miami property signifies the expansion of the Cambria Suites brand into major urban markets, following the recent announcement of two new development deals in New York City and one in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Choice Hotels has acquired land parcels in five other major markets for potential future development.

The 122-suite hotel will be located along Highway 836 near Miami International Airport, on the 6700th block of NW 7th Street. Delant Construction Co. of South Florida serves as general contractor for the hotel project.

The $16 million, 85,500-square-foot, seven-story building is expected to be completed in summer of 2013. The hotel will have 1,800 square feet of conference room space, as well as an outdoor pool and terrace. Hotel guestrooms will feature views of nearby Lake Mahar.

Sunflower Hospitality developed shopping centers, bars, restaurants and hotels. This is their first Cambria Suites development. Ocean Bank's financial backing aided in the hotel development.

The Cambria Suites hotel will have rooms that will be larger than most standard hotel rooms, and include separate work and living areas with ergonomic chairs, movable desks and luxury linens. Each room will offer the latest in technology, including two flat-screen LCD TVs and MediaHub plug-and-play technology, allowing guests to connect their laptop, MP3 player, game console, digital camera or CD/DVD player. Free Internet access will be available throughout the hotel.

Like all Cambria Suites hotels, the Miami property will feature: Reflect, a casual dining and gathering area, a barista bar featuring Wolfgang Puck coffee and a breakfast buffet; Refresh, a fitness center with a pool and hot tub/spa area; and Refill, a 24-7 convenience store.

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