Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH), celebrated its continued expansion in Wisconsin with the grand opening of the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown. The four-story, 132-room hotel is the brand’s first location in Milwaukee and the third Cambria hotel to open in the state, joining the Cambria Hotel Appleton and the Cambria Hotel Madison East. Representatives from Choice Hotels, developer Murphy Development Group, management company Concord Hospitality and local dignitaries attended the grand opening to commemorate the occasion.
This milestone was celebrated with an Oktoberfest-themed event, a nod to the region’s history and Cambria’s signature local craft beer program. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony, guests enjoyed performances from Milwaukee-based musicians, area-inspired fare from nearby restaurants and craft beers from Lakefront Brewery, MobCraft Beer Brewery, Third Space Brewing, O’so Brewing Company and Milwaukee Brewing Company – all local breweries featured on the hotel’s seasonal bar menu. Property tours further highlighted the hotel’s community influences, including design elements and artwork that reflect the area’s wooded parks, regional flora and unique freshwater history. Event attendees also had the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, hosted by Cambria, to benefit Feed the Children, a nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger.
The new hotel features upscale amenities and little luxuries that appeal to modern travelers, including:
- A full-service gourmet bar and restaurant, complete with regional cuisine, small bites, local craft beers and custom cocktails
- Multi-function meeting space for approximately 100 people
- Contemporary and sophisticated guest rooms, complete with modern fixtures, abundant lighting and plush bedding
- Immersive, spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors
- An indoor heated pool
- A state-of-the-art fitness center
- An outdoor courtyard
Located at 503 N. Plankinton Ave., the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown provides easy access to the region’s top business and entertainment destinations, including the Wisconsin Center convention complex, the Harley-Davidson Museum and Fiserv Forum arena. The hotel is situated a short drive from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport and near major national and regional corporations, including Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, GE Healthcare and MillerCoors. Steps from the hotel is the Milwaukee Intermodal Station, one of the busiest Amtrak stations in the Midwest, and the city’s major rail and bus transportation hub.
There are currently more than 45 Cambria hotels open across the U.S. in popular cities, such as Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; Nashville, Tenn.; New York; New Orleans; Phoenix; and Washington, D.C. The brand is on pace for a record-breaking openings year in 2019 and is fast approaching 50 open Cambria hotels, including soon-to-open properties in Anaheim, Calif. and Bloomington, Minn.