Cambria Hotels is doubling its Music City presence as Choice Hotels International, Inc. and Athena Hospitality Group,LLC, announced the start of construction on the brand’s second upscale hotel in Nashville, Tenn. The Cambria Hotel Nashville Airport, scheduled to open in 2020, joins the Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown, which opened in 2018.
The 130-room hotel, located within Royal Park Owners Association at 44 Rachel Dr., offers convenient access to the Nashville International Airport as well as downtown Nashville. The Cambria Hotel Nashville Airport is less than two miles from One Century Place Conference Center and is a short drive from the offices of several major corporations, such as Nissan North America, HCA Healthcare, Dollar General Corp, and Bridgestone Americas.
“The first Cambria hotel in Tennessee’s capital made such a splash in its first year that we’re especially excited to bring the Cambria Hotel Nashville Airport project to life,” said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands, Choice Hotels. “Nashville is high on travelers’ lists of destinations to visit and boasts one of the country’s fastest-growing economies, especially in the healthcare sector. All of these reasons point to Nashville as the ideal market to welcome another Cambria hotel.”
There are more than 40 Cambria hotels open across the U.S. in popular cities, like Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. The Cambia brand is slated to enter more prime markets this year, including Anaheim and Napa, Calif.; Boston; and Houston.
Athena Hospitality Group is a full-service development and management company based in nearby Franklin, Tenn. Athena has owned and managed several Choice Hotels brands in the economy, midscale, upper midscale and now upscale segments, including four Comfort hotels in Bowling Green, Ky., Zachary, La., Antioch, Tenn., and Nashville, Tenn. The company was also awarded Choice’s prestigious Premier Legacy honor in 2013, recognizing their commitment to enhancing the company’s family of brands.
“We have worked with Choice for more than 20 years, and we keep coming back because of their strong value proposition and relationship-based focus,” said Jay Patel, chief executive officer, Athena Hospitality Group. “We think business and leisure guests will love this hotel’s immersive atmosphere and upscale comforts, and its proximity to the airport, businesses, and downtown Nashville.”