Choice Hotels International has opened its first Cambria in Maine: the Cambria Hotel Portland Downtown Old Port. The six-story, 102-room hotel joins the recently opened Cambria Hotel New Haven (Conn.) University Area and Cambria Hotel Manchester South Windsor (Conn.) in New England. 

"Portland is a unique New England city, steeped in rich tradition and beloved by visitors and locals alike for the sense of wonder its breathtaking landscapes and iconic arts and culture scene evokes--and as Maine's largest city and corporate epicenter, it's also a critical driver of the state and regional economy," said Janis Cannon, SVP of upscale brands, Choice Hotels. "From the start, Cambria's expansion has focused on growth in markets with strong business and leisure demand, and the city of Portland checks all these boxes and more. This makes it the ideal spot to debut the Pine Tree State's first Cambria and we cannot wait to welcome New England travelers to yet another brand-defining property in our growing lineup of Cambria hotels across the Northeast."

The property has multipurpose indoor and outdoor spaces, including an indoor-outdoor rooftop bar concept overlooking a garden growing hops and a multiuse courtyard. The property also has a "green roof,” 2,000 square feet of meeting and event space and a fitness center.

The Cambria Hotel in Portland Downtown Old Port was developed by Koucar Management, which also owns the Cambria Hotel Shelby Township-Detroit and the Cambria Hotel Washington D.C. Capitol Riverfront, along with the Cambria Hotel Downtown Detroit, which is slated to open later this year.

There are more than 60 Cambria hotels open across the U.S. and nearly 70 hotels in the pipeline.