Choice Hotels, Koucar Management break ground on first Cambria Hotel in Maine

WCN Editorial Team 29 Aug 2019 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Choice Hotels International and Koucar Management have broken ground on the first Cambria Hotel in Portland, Maine.

Scheduled to open in 2021, the new construction will be six-storey, 102-room hotel to be located on 25 Hancock Street, on ‘Peninsula’ of Portland, where it will join with the city’s business community.

The hotel will be located near to companies such as Covetrus and WEX, offering easy access to major employers including Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital along with downtown Portland’s several leisure attractions such as The Portland Museum of Art and the Old Port, as well as fine dining, breweries, live entertainment, and shopping will all be within walking distance of the hotel.

Choice Hotels upscale brands senior vice president Janis Cannon said: “We're thrilled that Portland — the quintessential New England city — is one step closer to opening a new Cambria hotel.

“Not only is Portland the largest city in Maine, but its incredible development boom aligns well with our goal to further the Cambria brand's growth in prime locations across the country.”

The hotel will offer several amenities including contemporary guestrooms, complete with modern fixtures, abundant lighting along with plush bedding, covered parking, 2,000ft² of flexible meeting and event space, outdoor multi-use courtyard, a fitness centre, indoor-outdoor rooftop bar concept, craft beer selection offered by Shipyard Brewing located next door, a restaurant with menu from celebrity-chef Fabio Viviani featuring locally sourced, freshly made food, local craft beer on tap, wine and hand-crafted cocktails. The ‘green roof’ at the hotel will include rooftop plants and green spaces.

The Portland hotel will be one of four Cambria Hotels under development by Koucar Management, a private real estate developer in the Midwest.

Koucar Management co-founder and principal Christopher Kouza said: “Koucar Management is pleased to team up with Cambria Hotels to bring a unique lodging experience to the residents and visitors of Portland, Maine.

“With world class accommodations and cutting-edge food and beverage options, we look forward to providing the little luxuries that our travelers have come to expect paired with the exceptional service that sets us apart from other hotels and hotel management companies.”

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Image: Portland City officials along with Choice Hotels and Koucar Management officials at the ground breaking ceremony. Photo: Courtesy of Choice Hotels International, Inc.

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