Choice, Frontier Hospitality begin development on new Iowa Cambria

A rendering of the Cambria Hotel Bettendorf, Iowa. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International (The 112-room hotel will be the first Cambria property to open in Iowa.)

Choice Hotels International and Frontier Hospitality Group began development on the Cambria Hotel Bettendorf, Iowa. Slated to open in 2019, the 112-room hotel will be the first Cambria property to open in Iowa.

The hotel is located at 5061 Competition Drive in Iowa's Quad Cities region as part of the 75-acre TBK Bank Sports Complex "BettPlex" and High Five Lanes & Games. In addition to its proximity to the Quad City International Airport, the new hotel offers guests access to several businesses, including Rock Island Arsenal, Deere & Company (John Deere), Hy-Vee, Kraft Foods and Oscar Meyer. The property is also minutes from leisure attractions such as the Tax Slayer Center, Rhythm City Casino and Isle of Capri Casino.

"The groundbreaking of the Cambria Hotel Bettendorf officially marks the brand's entrance into Iowa and its growing presence in key markets throughout the Midwest," Janis Cannon, SVP of upscale brands at Choice Hotels, said in a statement. "The Quad Cities represent an important gateway for the region and attract a growing number of visitors annually. The hotel offers leisure and business travelers all of the upscale amenities that allow them to treat themselves on the road."

The new Cambria Hotel Bettendorf will include:

  • Spa-style bathrooms
  • Fitness center
  • Menus offering food, local craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails and small bites
  • A multifunction meeting space and open lobby spaces with places to meet, work and more with free Wi-Fi

"We're excited to celebrate the start of construction on the Cambria Hotel Bettendorf property with Choice Hotels and cannot wait to bring Iowa's first Cambria hotel to fruition next year," Dan Huber, CEO and co-owner of Frontier Hospitality Group, said in a statement.