Choice Hotels International Opens Cambria Suites Hotel in Columbus-Polaris, Ohio

Owned and operated by American Hospitality Group, this 125-suite property is the first of its kind in central Ohio and the thirteenth Cambria Suites hotel opened nationwide.

As of December 31, 2008, there are 61 Cambria Suites hotels under development in the United States and Canada.

“We are thrilled to open the first Cambria Suites hotel in central Ohio,” said William Edmundson, president, Cambria Suites. “Columbus is a central hub for business and leisure travelers alike, and we’re proud to offer them all the amenities they need while visiting and working in the area.”

Cambria Suites hotels offer the latest in technology, from a large-screen television in the open, airy two-story lobby to two flat-screen LCD televisions, Media Hub Technology, and MP3 jacks in the guest suites and complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the property.

All Cambria Suites hotels include Reflect, a casual dining and gathering area that features a full barista coffee bar and serves breakfast and dinner, Refresh, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an indoor pool and spa, and Refill, a 24-7 convenience store that stocks freshly prepared “grab ‘n’ go” salads and sandwiches as well as typical convenience items and healthy and organic foods. In addition, all hotels offer more than 1,000 square feet of meeting space. Every Cambria Suites hotel is committed to operational excellence and features the Cambria Pledge, an unconditional 100-percent satisfaction guarantee.

“Cambria Suites hotels provide a functional, distinctive and welcoming haven for travelers,” said Sean Letherman, vice president, American Hospitality Group. “We’re excited to celebrate the grand opening of this type of property in the Polaris community.”

A grand opening celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the hotel, located at 9100 Lyra Drive directly across from Polaris Fashion Place shopping mall, on April 22 at 4:00 p.m.