Choice Hotels' Cambria Hotels brand continues its westward expansion with the grand opening of the Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge in Phoenix. Choice Hotels International hosted a celebratory ribbon cutting with developer O'Reilly Hospitality Management.
To kick off the event, Choice Hotels and O'Reilly Hospitality Management executives welcomed community members and guests, including Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Speakers included Janis Cannon, SVP of upscale brands for Choice Hotels and Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Hospitality Management, who expressed their excitement about the Cambria brand's growth and recent debut into the thriving Phoenix market.
"The grand opening of the Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge represents an important step in the brand's expansion across the country. In fact, Choice Hotels has a large corporate presence in Phoenix as a major employer with our technology and digital commerce campus only a few blocks away," Cannon said in a statement. "Teaming up with O'Reilly Hospitality Management once again allows us to introduce the Cambria Hotels brand to modern business travelers and leisure guests seeking a design sensibility, an authentic experience and a sense of the destination."
The Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge is the newest Cambria Hotels property to join O'Reilly Hospitality Management's portfolio. Choice Hotels and O'Reilly Hospitality Management have also collaborated on the development of Cambria Hotel Plano, Texas; Cambria Hotel McAllen, Texas; and the soon-to-open Cambria Hotel Omaha, Neb. O'Reilly Hospitality Management also has plans to break ground on two more Cambria Hotels projects later this year in Louisville, Ky., and Sarasota, Fla.
"We believe in the power of the Cambria Hotels brand and our collaboration and continued growth," O'Reilly said in a statement. "Joining the Phoenix community is a great start to what will be an exciting 2018."