Meyer Jabara to manage upcoming Fort Lauderdale Cambria

The Cambria Fort Lauderdale is owned by Jai and Jessica Motwani, president and CEO of real-estate development group Hotel Motel. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International (Construction on the 97-room hotel will begin following the demolition of three existing motels, and the property is expected to open in 2020.)

Meyer Jabara Hotels has been selected to manage a Cambria hotel planned for Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

Owned by Jai and Jessica Motwani, president and CEO of real-estate development group Hotel Motel, the 97-room property is scheduled to open in 2020 at 2231 N. Ocean Blvd., across the street from the Auberge Beach Residences & Spa. Construction on the hotel will begin once three existing motels are demolished.

“As a vacation destination that attracts more than 13 million people on average every year, we are eager to open this new Fort Lauderdale asset,” Justin Jabara, VP of development and acquisition for Meyer Jabara Hotels, said in a statement. “This management contract marks the sixth Cambria Hotels & Suites in our portfolio, and we are excited to re-enter the Fort Lauderdale market. We are delighted to continue our growing relationship with Choice Hotels International and look forward to seeing this stylish property come to life.”

Under the design focus of Jessica Motwani and Hospitality Furnishings & Design—a design and procurement company based in Zelienople, Pa.—the Cambria Fort Lauderdale will be built using natural materials such as stone and wood to create a coastal aesthetic.

“The Cambria Fort Lauderdale will quickly become the place to stay for urban travelers visiting south Florida,” Jabara said in a statement. “The hotel will be minutes away from some of the area’s best attractions, including world-class dining and shopping at the Galleria Shops and Las Olas Boulevard, museums, and theaters. The Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades also are close by.”