Choice to develop third Twin Cities Cambria

A rendering of the Cambria Hotel Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International

Choice Hotels International finalized an agreement with C&O Bloomington to develop the Cambria Hotel Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport. Slated to open in 2019, the five-story, 170-room hotel will be the third Cambria property to enter the area, joining the already opened Cambria Hotel Minneapolis Maple Grove and the upcoming Cambria Hotel Downtown Minneapolis.

Located at 8001 28th Avenue South, the Cambria Hotel Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport is situated in a mixed-use corridor adjacent to the Mall of America, offering guests access to nearby dining, retail and entertainment. In addition, the hotel is a 10-minute drive to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport, within walking distance to the Light Rail and nearby to several corporate offices, including Ecolab, General Mills, Target and U.S. Bancorp.

"The Cambria Hotel Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport property represents another milestone for Cambria Hotels as we continue to grow the brand in markets that offer a healthy mix of both business and leisure demand," Mark Shalala, VP of upscale brands, Choice Hotels, said in a statement. "The Twin Cities have one of the nation's highest concentrations of Fortune-500 companies, as well as a thriving arts and culture scene. We look forward to working with Ceres Enterprises and the Orleans Company to bring another outstanding Cambria hotel to the region."

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The hotel will offer upscale amenities, including:

  • Spa-style bathrooms
  • Contemporary guestrooms with plush bedding
  • A fitness center and indoor pool
  • 4,000 square feet of multifunction meeting space
  • Onsite dining offering local craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails and small bites  
  • Locally inspired design

Ceres Enterprises and the Orlean Company will own and operate the hotel.

"The Cambria Hotel Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport hotel is the fourth Cambria property to join our portfolio and is a testament to our confidence in the brand and the strength of our continued collaboration with Choice Hotels," David Crisafi, president, Ceres Enterprises, said in a statement. "Minneapolis boasts the second-largest economy in the Midwest, making it an attractive location for Cambria development. We're fortunate to be a part of the brand's rapid expansion in key markets throughout the country."

"Cambria hotels are thoughtfully designed to provide guests with a local feel and distinctive upscale experience. Choice Hotels has been an incredibly supportive teammate for this project and others, and we're certain guests visiting the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area will love the unique Cambria product," David Orlean, president of the Orlean Company, said in a statement.