Choice to develop new Cambria in College Park, Md.

Choice Hotels International signed an agreement with franchise partner Southern Management Corporation to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in College Park, Md. The 150-room Cambria property is expected to open summer 2017. The hotel will be within walking distance from the University of Maryland.

Southern Management Corporation has owned and operated properties for more than 50 years. The company currently owns and operates The Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover, Md., and Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, Pa. SMC is currently constructing The Hotel at the University of Maryland, a 297-room hotel and conference center, which is scheduled to open in early 2017.

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The Cambria hotel & suites College Park will have an upscale American bar and grill, meeting space and a fitness center. A CVS Pharmacy will also be located on the property.