Choice Hotels International, Donohoe Development Company and Koucar Management have announced the official start of construction on the Cambria Hotel Washington DC Capitol Riverfront.
The new-construction, nine-storey 154-room upscale hotel, which is expected to open in early 2021, will become the Cambria brand’s fifth location in the Washington DC, Metro area.
Eight Cambria locations have already opened their doors this year — together representing over 1,100 upscale rooms. Up to four additional Cambria hotels are expected to open in top-tier markets across the US by year-end.
“The DC area has been home to Choice Hotels’ corporate office for decades — so we’re especially excited when a Cambria hotel breaks ground in our own backyard,” said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands, Choice Hotels.
“The Cambria Washington DC Capitol Riverfront is perfectly positioned in one of the city’s most exciting neighbourhoods, just blocks from bustling development projects that are sure to appeal to business and leisure guests alike.
“We are pleased the hotel will join four Cambria hotels already in the ‘DMV,’ including College Park; Rockville; Washington, DC, Convention Center; and Arundel Mills-BWI.”
Planned at 69 Q St. SW, the Cambria Washington DC Capitol Riverfront will be situated in a rapidly redeveloping area of the city within walking distance to Nationals Park and the new Audi Field soccer stadium.
The future hotel will be within three miles of the US Capitol, the National Mall, Smithsonian museums and other major attractions, as well as the popular mixed-use development Yards Park.
The Cambria hotel will be a short walk from the Navy Yard Metro Station, which will connect guests to destinations in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia, including Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
The Cambria Washington DC Capitol Riverfront will feature brand hallmarks tailored to the needs of modern travellers, including locally inspired design: following a local resident’s suggestion, the cornice from the site’s original row house will be salvaged and installed above the reception desk to honour the past, present and future of Southwest DC.
Other amenities are a ground level restaurant and scenic rooftop lounge with a 3,500-square-foot terrace, contemporary and sophisticated guestrooms, complete with modern fixtures, abundant lighting, and plush bedding, as well as immersive, spa-style bathrooms with Bluetooth mirrors.
The property will have onsite dining with a menu featuring freshly prepared food, local craft beer on tap, wine, and specialty cocktails, 2,500 square feet of multi-function meeting space and state-of-the-art fitness centre.
The Cambria Hotel Washington DC Capitol Riverfront is the newest project of well-known DC developer Donohoe Development with co-developer Koucar Management.
The hotel is one of four Cambria hotels under development by Koucar Management, one of the largest private real estate developers in the Midwest.
The Cambria Hotel Washington DC Capitol Riverfront will be the second Cambria Hotel in the Donohoe Hospitality portfolio.
Currently, there are more than 45 Cambria hotels open across the US in popular cities such as Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; Nashville, Tennessee; New York; New Orleans; and Phoenix.