Choice begins development on new Cambria hotel in Savannah, Ga.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District, attended by members of Choice Hotels International and HOS Management. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International

Choice Hotels International, in collaboration with HOS Management, began development on the future Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District in Savannah, Ga. Located at 321 Montgomery St., the 103-room, six-story property is slated to open in 2019.

The Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District will include a rooftop bar, locally inspired interior and exterior designs, local art, multifunction meeting space, a business center and a fitness center. The hotel will also have contemporary onsite dining, serving a menu comprised of area specialties, signature cocktails and local craft beers, as well as grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches.

Savannah is home to the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States and includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District and many parks, offering guests the opportunity to learn more about the area and take in the natural scenery. The property is minutes from shopping, dining, museums and entertainment attractions, including the Savannah Civic Center and the SCAD Museum of Art, and is in close proximity to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

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"The Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District will be the first Cambria hotel in my home state of Georgia, and I cannot think of a better city to introduce the brand than in Savannah. Full of rich history and culture, Savannah attracts millions of business and leisure travelers each year and the Cambria hotel groundbreaking helps us plant our legacy in the epicenter of it all," Janis Cannon, SVP of upscale brands at Choice Hotels, said in a statement. "HOS Management has a deep understanding of Savannah and we're thrilled to team up with them and enter this important and growing market by providing guests with a uniquely local upscale experience."

HOS Management is a second-generation hospitality and development group with more than 30 years of industry experience in Savannah.

"The groundbreaking of this hotel is an exciting moment as we begin to bring the Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District to life. Our collaboration with Choice has been tremendous, and we look forward to working closely throughout the development of this great property," Kris Patel, second-generation partner and CFO at HOS Management, said in a statement. "Savannah is a city steeped in rich tradition, and guests will truly enjoy the upscale amenities that the hotel offers, as well as the convenience to everything in the area."