Choice begins development on the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee

A rendering of the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International

Choice Hotels International and Integrated Plankinton Milwaukee, an affiliate of Chicago-based Murphy Development Group, began development on the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee. The four-story, 132-room property is slated to open in the summer of 2019, expanding Cambria's presence in key Midwestern cities and in Wisconsin, where the brand has properties in Appleton and Madison.

Officials from Choice Hotel International and Consolidated Construction celebrate the groundbreaking of the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International
The Cambria Hotel Milwaukee is located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee and is within driving distance to several of the city's major corporations, including WE Energies, Northwestern Mutual, Harley-Davidson, Aurora Health Care and U.S. Bank. The hotel also is close to the city's major attractions, including the Frontier Airlines Convention Center, U.S. Cellular Arena, the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Milwaukee Riverwalk and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

"Milwaukee is one of the top cities for entrepreneurs and startups. That, coupled with the city's tremendous growth in tourism, make the Cambria brand the perfect addition to the area," Mark Shalala, VP, development, upscale brands at Choice Hotels, said in a statement. "MDG brings great expertise, having also developed and opened the Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop-Theatre District in 2017. We look forward to working with them again to introduce the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee as a new upscale hotel for visitors and locals."

Amenities offered at the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee include:


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  • A fitness center and indoor pool
  • 1,300 square-feet of multi-function meeting space and business center
  • An interior courtyard
  • Spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors
  • Contemporary guestrooms with plush bedding
  • Locally inspired design
  • Menus including local craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails and small bites
  • Open lobby space with places to meet, work and hang out with free Wi-Fi

"The Cambria Hotel Milwaukee's local flavor is exactly what business and leisure travelers visiting the city need," John T. Murphy, CEO and principal at MDG, said in a statement. "We're thrilled to have teamed up with Choice Hotels to introduce the Cambria brand to another flourishing Midwest community. Cambria Hotels continues to delight and impress guests with its upscale experience."

Consolidated Construction will be developing the hotel.

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