News Article | May 3, 2017
Midas Hospitality to Bring First Element by Westin to St. Louis Hotel to be built at current Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis site. St. Louis, MO, May 03, 2017 --( Owner Midas Forest Park, LLC, a subsidiary of Midas Hospitality, recently bought the current home of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) located at 3763 Forest Park Ave. The 1.5 acre property was purchased for $2.4 million to make way for the $25 million Element by Westin. Midas Hospitality will lease the non-profit organization space for up to one year while it relocates. The hotel concept encourages renewal through a nature-influenced environment and is constructed with an efficient use of space and sustainability in mind. The eight-story, 119,000-square-foot hotel will include 153 extended stay rooms and feature 10,000-square-foot retail space plus a rooftop lounge. The environmentally-responsible rooms will have oversized windows to allow natural light plus fully-equipped kitchens with spa-inspired bathrooms. The hotel will have an extensive fitness center, an all-natural saline pool, and a borrow-a-bike program for its guests. Element will be located directly across from the St. Louis Foundry redevelopment. It will back up to St. Louis University and be only three blocks from the Cortex Innovation District and one block from Ikea. Midas Hospitality will manage the hotel. The builder is MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, which is the sister company of Midas Hospitality. The architecture firm is Gray Design. All three companies are based in St. Louis, Mo., and this is the first Element hotel built and managed by these businesses. Carrolton Bank provided the financing for the acquisition. “The vibrant midtown area is the perfect place for an environmentally-friendly Element by Westin,” said Midas Hospitality CEO David Robert. “We are excited to work with this growing community by providing extended stay lodging to the university campuses, innovation district, and medical community.” “We are delighted with the sale and what it will mean to our much needed work in the community. As good stewards of our organization’s assets, we were pleased to be able to take advantage of the strong commercial real estate market in the area,” said Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis CEO Kimberly McKinney. “For up to a year, we will be continuing our important work of building safe and affordable housing for hard working families from our current Forest Park Avenue location. We look forward to sharing more information in the future on our operations for our city Habitat ReStore, our construction warehouse and our administrative offices in a conveniently relocated space.” Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) is a not-for-profit, ecumenical housing ministry working in partnership with individuals and communities of all faiths to improve housing conditions and provide safe, decent and affordable housing in St. Louis City and County. In addition to a down payment and a mortgage, each HFHSL homebuyer invests 350 sweat-equity volunteer hours into building or rehabbing a home and attending life skills classes. Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 30 hotels in 14 states. The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood. Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo. For more information, call (314) 692-0100. MC Hotel Construction, which is also located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr., specializes in hotel construction and renovations with projects currently underway in six states. MC Hotel Construction builds for leading brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Starwood and Legacy Suites. For details, call (314) 339-6600. St. Louis, MO, May 03, 2017 --( PR.com )-- A new eco-conscious hotel, which will be built at the home of a long-time area non-profit organization, is coming to St. Louis by 2019.Owner Midas Forest Park, LLC, a subsidiary of Midas Hospitality, recently bought the current home of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) located at 3763 Forest Park Ave. The 1.5 acre property was purchased for $2.4 million to make way for the $25 million Element by Westin. Midas Hospitality will lease the non-profit organization space for up to one year while it relocates.The hotel concept encourages renewal through a nature-influenced environment and is constructed with an efficient use of space and sustainability in mind. The eight-story, 119,000-square-foot hotel will include 153 extended stay rooms and feature 10,000-square-foot retail space plus a rooftop lounge.The environmentally-responsible rooms will have oversized windows to allow natural light plus fully-equipped kitchens with spa-inspired bathrooms. The hotel will have an extensive fitness center, an all-natural saline pool, and a borrow-a-bike program for its guests. Element will be located directly across from the St. Louis Foundry redevelopment. It will back up to St. Louis University and be only three blocks from the Cortex Innovation District and one block from Ikea.Midas Hospitality will manage the hotel. The builder is MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, which is the sister company of Midas Hospitality. The architecture firm is Gray Design. All three companies are based in St. Louis, Mo., and this is the first Element hotel built and managed by these businesses. Carrolton Bank provided the financing for the acquisition.“The vibrant midtown area is the perfect place for an environmentally-friendly Element by Westin,” said Midas Hospitality CEO David Robert. “We are excited to work with this growing community by providing extended stay lodging to the university campuses, innovation district, and medical community.”“We are delighted with the sale and what it will mean to our much needed work in the community. As good stewards of our organization’s assets, we were pleased to be able to take advantage of the strong commercial real estate market in the area,” said Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis CEO Kimberly McKinney. “For up to a year, we will be continuing our important work of building safe and affordable housing for hard working families from our current Forest Park Avenue location. We look forward to sharing more information in the future on our operations for our city Habitat ReStore, our construction warehouse and our administrative offices in a conveniently relocated space.”Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) is a not-for-profit, ecumenical housing ministry working in partnership with individuals and communities of all faiths to improve housing conditions and provide safe, decent and affordable housing in St. Louis City and County. In addition to a down payment and a mortgage, each HFHSL homebuyer invests 350 sweat-equity volunteer hours into building or rehabbing a home and attending life skills classes.Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 30 hotels in 14 states. The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood. Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo. For more information, call (314) 692-0100.MC Hotel Construction, which is also located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr., specializes in hotel construction and renovations with projects currently underway in six states. MC Hotel Construction builds for leading brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Starwood and Legacy Suites. For details, call (314) 339-6600. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Midas Hospitality
News Article | April 26, 2017
-- Palm Holdings, an international hospitality developer, has acquired a full-service Holiday Inn serving the Orlando and Celebration area.Palm Holdings has purchased the Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, 5711 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee. The Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area is an official Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel just 2.5 miles from Walt Disney World Resort, which welcomes more than 50 million visitors annually and is the flagship location of Disney's worldwide theme park empire. The theme park is rapidly expanding with current and future developments, including the Disney Springs transformation, a 14-acre Star Wars-themed land, an 11-acre Toy Story Land and Pandora - The World of Avatar. The hotel is within a short drive to Orlando International Airport, Downtown Orlando, Orange County Convention Center, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, Old Town and an abundance of other internationally recognized attractions.The hotel offers 444 spacious guestrooms, a restaurant and lounge, over 4,000 square feet of conference and event space, a fitness center, a business center, an outdoor pool, a kids pool and a whirlpool in addition to free transportation to theme parks."The Holiday Inn Orlando SW is an ideal acquisition for us," said Rajan Taneja, SVP of Palm Holdings. "It is in the heart of Orlando's world-class attractions, which are always growing and offering new opportunities for guests. This gives us a launching pad to grow in the Central Florida hospitality space. We continue to look for outstanding properties, not only in Orlando, but across Florida."The acquisition gives Palm Holdings a total of 750 rooms under ownership and management in Florida, with 12 properties around the world.Palm Holdings sought the acquisition because of the hotel's location and access to the numerous developments happening in the area. The company looks to continue to invest and grow its hotel portfolio in the Central Florida market because of the evolution of the area's attractions, such as the construction of a new Universal Orlando water park, Volcano Bay.The Holiday Inn Orlando SW will be the location of the company's Florida corporate office. Palm Holdings also has offices in Toronto and London. In addition, Palm Holdings owns and manages the Inn at Calypso Cay – Lake Buena Vista South, which will open as the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites in fall 2017.The company recently won the InterContinental Hotels Group 2017 Developer of the Year Award for its work on another IHG property, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax-Bedford. It received the Developer of the Year Award for North America for Marriott Hotels in 2015 and is a winner of numerous other industry awards globally.For more information on Palm Holdings, visit www.palm-holdings.com.For bookings at the Holiday Inn Orlando SW – Celebration Area, visit https://www.ihg.com/ holidayinn/hotels/ us/en/kissimmee/ mco... Palm Holdings is an international hospitality and commercial development company specializing in acquiring, improving and managing hotels across North America and the United Kingdom. The family controlled company offers a wide range of business services including Palm Hospitality, an international hotel management and consultancy company; Palm Construction specializing in capital improvements, new developments and retrofits for hotels; as well as Palm Ventures, an equity services firm dedicated to acquiring and holding hospitality related real estate. Palm Holdings is one of the fastest growing hospitality firms with a portfolio spanning across three countries: the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The company builds brand equity through franchise models, management contracts, and outsourcing services with leading companies such as Marriott, IHG, Starwood, Choice Hotels, and many others. It is the winner of the Marriott Developer of the Year Award for North America in 2015 and IHG's Developer of the Year Award in 2017. For more details please go to http://www.palm- holdings.com/ IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is a global organization with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental®Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels and 744,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with more than 92 million members worldwide.InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media and follow us on social media at: www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg and www.youtube.com/ihgplc.
News Article | May 23, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. & MURFREESBORO, Tenn. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Matthew Lahiff is the new general manager of the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro in Tennessee. Lahiff brings more than 16 years of hospitality management experience to the 283-suite hotel, which features the largest convention space in Middle Tennessee outside of Davidson County. Springfield, Missouri-based JQH is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, including operating more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space. Lahiff previously served as general manager of the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, in Florida. Under his supervision, the historic, boutique-style property received an extensive renovation and rebranding into the luxury category for the Starwood Tribute Portfolio. He also held other general manager assignments in three states with Davidson Hotels & Resorts, including at the former Hyatt Miami at the Blue Resort in Florida, the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe in New Jersey, and the Hilton Memphis in Tennessee. In addition, his career includes serving as general manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport Hotel & Convention Center in Florida and of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C. Lahiff attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is active in the communities in which he lives and works, including with Convention and Visitors Bureaus and the Chamber of Commerce. Lahiff is a member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. “Matthew is a great addition to our award-winning Middle Tennessee property. He is known for his strong work ethic and accountability,” said Bob Niehaus, JQH’s regional vice president. “Matthew’s management track record reflects a keen ability to identify and leverage growth opportunities.” Located in Middle Tennessee approximately 30 minutes from downtown Nashville, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro is near several major business hubs and Middle Tennessee State University. The upscale hotel is a recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame status for consistently earning outstanding traveler reviews for five consecutive years. At the Hilton All Suites Brands Celebration this year, the property received the 2016 National Stewardship Award for community service. Each spacious two-room suite of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro features a separate living room with a sofa bed and two TVs. Guests can enjoy internet access, a large desk with ergonomic chair, a mini-refrigerator, and a microwave. Additional hotel features include a fitness center, an indoor pool, and sun terrace. Guests can start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast or stop by the Wi-Fi-enabled Caffeina’s Coffee Marketplace for a bagel and coffee. A nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks is offered in the hotel’s open-air atrium. Guests can dine on Tennessee favorites at the Gateway Grille. The 10-story hotel offers 43,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 28,800-square-foot grand ballroom. U-MediSpa is on-site at the hotel and specializes in state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation procedures and spa services. Located at 1200 Conference Center Boulevard in Murfreesboro, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro can be reached at (615) 890-4464. Visit www.murfreesboro.embassysuites.com for more information or connect with the hotel on www.facebook.com/EmbassySuitesNashvilleMurfreesboro/. Springfield, Missouri-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, representing brands such as: Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Sheraton, IHG, Chateau on the Lake Resort / Spa & Convention Center, and Plaza Hotels Collection. With a portfolio of 35 hotels representing approximately 8,500 guest rooms/suites in 16 states, JQH’s properties are dominant in their markets. Founded on the extraordinary vision of John Q. Hammons and built on his continued legacy of excellence spanning more than 50 years, JQH has become one of the most recognized and award-winning companies in the hospitality industry. Built to be the best, JQH continues to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development. Go to www.jqhhotels.com for more information, or connect with JQH on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
News Article | May 24, 2017
Be Inspired To Inspire CEO of Inspired Holding Group (IHG) and Founder of LEDWORLD, Althaf Ali narrates his motivational journey & futuristic vision. About IHG In 2016, we consolidated different verticals of the group IHG Holding under one roof.
News Article | May 25, 2017
On May 19, Pathbuilders initiated the 29th class of the flagship mentoring program – Achieva. With a focus on contributing at a higher level in their organizations, 87 high-performing women representing 49 companies gathered to learn how to participate in a professional mentoring program and meet other program participants as well as meet their mentor. This kick-off marked the beginning of each mentee and mentor’s commitment to the year-long mentoring and leadership development program. “Each year, we are fortunate to bring together high-potential women from organizations focused on moving women forward with senior executive mentors who are uniquely paired to them,” states Helene Lollis, president and chief executive officer of Pathbuilders. “All with the goal of adding years of experience into the mentee’s hours and positioning her to contribute to her organization at a higher level.” Pathbuilders interviews and matches each mentee with an executive-level mentor who is best suited to help her grow professionally. Having personally engaged with each participant, Pathbuilders is then able to customize the year-long workshop curriculum to meet each woman’s core developmental needs as well as create relevant peer groups for each participant. For over 20 years, Pathbuilders has been focused on mentoring in the Atlanta business community. While continuous improvements are made throughout the year, Achieva remains true to the core experience for each mentee: one-on-one mentoring with a senior executive mentor, monthly educational workshops, and peer networking events. “I am excited to participate as a mentee in this year’s Achieva class, and look forward to taking my career and contribution to Cox Automotive to the next level,” states Judy Bowers, director at Cox Automotive. “Knowing I was matched with a senior executive mentor unique to me who will allocate time and energy to me monthly along with a rich curriculum of monthly educational workshops and a peer group rounds out a very full and exciting year.” Achieva is one of Pathbuilders’ four cross-company programs designed to develop high-performing women who aim to build an executive presence and high-impact leadership within their organizations. The Pathbuilders’ series of progressive professional development programs include: InsigniaSM: Entry-level women establishing credibility, developing self-awareness, learning to set priorities, and gaining insight into how the business works. Percepta®: Emerging leaders learning to think broadly, manage others, and make conscious choices—driving their careers and achieving exceptional business results. Pathbuilders is currently in open enrollment for this program. Achieva®: Mid-level managers with the potential to be senior leaders learning to navigate politics, building executive presence, and moving the company’s most critical initiatives forward. Inspiria®: Senior executives positioning themselves to have maximum impact—envisioning and creating cultures where others seek and achieve extraordinary success. “I have had the pleasure to work with Pathbuilders for the last eight years as a mentor. Their ability to bring together high potential female executives with perfectly matched mentors is nothing short of amazing. Pathbuilders provides the foundational learning needed by both mentee and mentors to create sustainable change and meaningful growth. The value they bring to each mentee as well as their sponsoring companies is invaluable. For those organizations that want to provide lasting growth for their female executives, I could not recommend a better investment in time and energy than Pathbuilders,” states Peter Scalera, vice president of trade marketing and execution for InComm. Participants in the 2017 Achieva program are from the following organizations: 22squared, Inc. ADP Alston & Bird LLP Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Chick-fil-A, Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. CNA Insurance Company Coca-Cola Refreshments Colonial Pipeline Company Comcast Corporation Consulate General of Canada Cotiviti Healthcare Cox Communications, Inc. Cox Enterprises Cox Media Group Decisely Equifax, Inc. Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Gas South, LLC Genuine Parts Company Global Payments, Inc. Graphic Packaging International Holder Construction Company IHG Imerys Junior Achievement of Georgia Kaiser Permanente Landis+Gyr Manhattan Associates McKesson Corporation Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC Patrick Law Group, LLC Porter Keadle Moore, LLP PowerPlan, Inc. Printpack, Inc. Purchasing Power, LLC RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. Scientific Games Slalom, LLC Solvay SunTrust Banks, Inc. Tennessee Valley Authority Turner United Parcel Service, Inc. Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc. Veritiv Corporation WestRock Worldpay About Pathbuilders Inc. For over 20 years, Pathbuilders has been transforming top talent into high-impact leaders who move business forward. Through customized programming, Pathbuilders leverages a model that effectively combines mentoring, educational workshops, and interactive peer exchange to accelerate the career growth of individuals and directly contribute to the bottom-line success of client organizations. Pathbuilders has worked with nearly 4000 professionals from more than 500 client organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, and government agencies. More information can be found at http://www.Pathbuilders.com, on LinkedIn, and on Twitter @Pathbuilders.
News Article | May 24, 2017
LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 24, 2017 - Brunswick Corporation's (NYSE: BC) dealer services team, Brunswick Dealer Advantage (BDA) announced today that it has partnered with BOATERexam.com to offer exclusive discounts on online boating education for their dealers in Canada. Brunswick dealers will now be able to access a 50% discount on BOATERexam.com, Canada's best online boater education and certification course. "Brunswick Corporation remains committed to boating safety and boating education and in honor of National Safe Boating week, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with BOATERexam.com," said Kirsten Schuchardt, Program Manager for Brunswick Dealer Advantage. "With BOATERexam.com, our dealers in Canada can now offer convenient and engaging boater education to their customers for much less." BOATERexam.com provides boaters with everything they need to secure a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), which is required in all Canadian provinces for anyone operating a powered pleasure boat. As the leader in boater education across North America, BOATERexam.com has educated and certified more than two million boaters since 1999 and is the largest issuer of the PCOC in Canada. "We are very excited to be working with Brunswick and the Brunswick Dealer Advantage program as we strive to educate more boaters," said Brent McNamee, CEO for BOATERexam.com. "We have always had a passion for making boater education more accessible and the BDA program will help us do just that." BOATERexam.com is the first of many new programs that will be launched this summer by BDA for their dealers in Canada. BDA consists of leading dealer services that are designed to help marine dealers reduce costs and drive revenue, as well as enhance the retail customer experience. Canadian dealers interested in learning more about the BOATERexam.com program can contact BOATERexam.com directly at 877-722-8838 ext. 227, or Brunswick@boaterexam.com. Brunswick dealers in Canada can also contact Brunswick Dealer Advantage at 877-462-3884. About Brunswick Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation's leading consumer brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Payne's Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group and SCIFIT fitness equipment; InMovement products and services for productive well-being; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com. About Brunswick Dealer Advantage Brunswick Dealer Advantage offers a broad range of dealer services designed to enhance the long-term profitability of Brunswick's dealer partners. Business services focus on four areas: attracting more retail customers, rewarding employees, enhancing operations and profitability. In the Unites States, financial services include retail financing with Blue Water Finance, Boater's Choice insurance, and extended service contracts with Brunswick Product Protection. Online business services include online classifieds from boats.com, BoatTrader.com, and iboats.com. Employee rewards include discounts on AT&T and Sprint wireless, CDW technology products, hotel discounts from IHG and office supplies from Staples. Operational and profitability enhancing services include the Brunswick Dealer Certification program, CDK Global and Constellation dealer management software, and inventory financing through Brunswick Acceptance Company. For more information on all Brunswick Dealer Advantage programs, call 877-462-3884 or visit http://www.brunswickdealeradvantage.com. About BOATERexam.com BOATERexam.com is a subsidiary of parent company Fresh Air Educators, that uses the power of online education to help people around the world get on the water, in the field and on the trail, faster, easier and safer than ever before. Fresh Air Educators offers 125 government approved outdoor recreational safety courses globally including HUNTERcourse.com, ATVcourse.com, SNOWMOBILEcourse.com, PADDLEcourse.com and BOATERexam.com. For more information visit www.freshaireducators.com ###
News Article | May 25, 2017
The property is also in the center of the Chicago Loop, an energetic business district, and home to a number of Fortune 500 company headquarters, like Boeing, Archer Daniels Midland, United Continental Holdings, and the Exelon Corporation. Block Thirty Seven, a group of high-end restaurants and local retail outlets, is also located directly across the street from the hotel. "As a vital business hub and home to world-class entertainment, Chicago is an ideal city for the Cambria brand to offer multiple hotels," said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands at Choice Hotels. "The Loop-Theatre District property offers compelling design inspired by the location, spacious and comfortable rooms, and the right amenities to meet the needs of today's modern traveler." The property features contemporary onsite dining, serving a menu comprised of local specialties, liquor, wine, and local craft beers, as well as freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches. The hotel also includes a spacious lobby, flexible meeting space with integrated AV capabilities, and a high-design fitness center that offers state-of-the-art equipment. Choice Hotels is proud to partner with Murphy Asset Management, LLC, a development team that focuses on generating new opportunities in the multifamily, hospitality and office sectors across the country. "We are excited to work with Choice Hotels to open their second Cambria property in the Windy City," said John T. Murphy, CEO and Principal of Murphy Asset Management. "Cambria is a great partner and provides us with the right resources and expertise. More importantly, Cambria is a great upscale lodging option for both business and leisure travelers, and we are thrilled to add the Cambria brand to our portfolio." Cambria hotels are designed to provide a unique and distinctive experience with the services and amenities that travelers demand, including casually tailored décor, flexible spaces for meeting or socializing, rooms that are comfortable and composed, and of course, free Wi-Fi, allowing guests to stay fully connected while they travel. The spa-like bathrooms offer contemporary fixtures, refined surfaces and abundant light. Cambria hotels are designed for the modern traveler, offering guests a distinct experience with simple, guilt-free indulgences allowing them to treat themselves while on the road. Properties feature compelling design inspired by the location, spacious and comfortable rooms, flexible meeting space, and local freshly prepared food and craft beer. Cambria is rapidly expanding in major U.S. cities, with hotels open in Chicago, New York City, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. There are currently 30 properties open across the country and 50 under development in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit www.cambriahotelsandsuites.com. Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest hotel companies. With approximately 6,500 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of March 31, 2017, 795 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, and Vacation Rentals by Choice HotelsTM brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 30 million members and counting, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from instant, every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join. All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information. Murphy Asset Management, LLC focuses on generating development opportunities in the multifamily, hospitality and office sectors across the country. Through sound investment strategies and extensive due diligence, the dynamic development team at Murphy Asset Management identifies, evaluates and executes projects by combining sound financial modeling, economic analysis and entrepreneurial creativity. Murphy Asset Management more recent hotel developments include Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago, Hampton Inn Chicago Motor Club, and the Holiday Inn Cleveland Clinic To learn more, visit www.murphyassetmanagement.com. Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-3 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 27 states in the US and 6 provinces in Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Choice Hotels, Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent's clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit www.chrco.com or connect with Crescent on LinkedIn. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cambria-hotels-opens-its-second-chicago-property-in-the-loop---theatre-district-300463864.html