Published On: Thu, Jul 16th, 2015

New York City’s Chelsea welcomes new upscale hotel

exteriorROCKVILLE, MD – Choice Hotels International, Inc celebrated the grand opening of the new Cambria hotel & suites in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. Owned by We Care Trading Co. Ltd and operated by Concord Hospitality, Cambria hotel & suites New York – Chelsea sits in the middle of the eclectic Flower District, which is brought to life in the hotel’s design and décor.

The neighborhood inspiration was highlighted in last night’s garden party-themed grand opening celebration. Guests were treated to flower-inspired signature cocktails and fresh local fare, took exclusive tours of the property, and mingled with key leaders in the hospitality industry, including Steve Joyce, President and CEO of Choice Hotels, Michael Murphy, SVP of Upscale Brands at Choice Hotels, Mark Laport, CEO of Concord Hospitality, and property owner, Rob Chun. The event was also attended by Andrea Fasano, Choice Hotel’s Ultimate People Person, who is currently out on the road representing Choice and creating meaningful, in-person connections all over the United States this summer.

“New York City is one of the liveliest, most beautiful, bustling cities in the world and we’re thrilled to introduce the Cambria brand to business and leisure travelers visiting the Big Apple,” says Steve Joyce, President and CEO, Choice Hotels International. “With companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, Spotify and American Express nearby, we are able to give travelers something that is often hard to find in New York – stylish, affordable lodging with upscale service.”

Within walking distance of Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, Macy’s Herald Square, the Empire State Building and Times Square, the 135 room hotel offers sleek, modern rooms in one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods. Guests can also enjoy the property’s Social Circle™ Bistro Restaurant, open morning and night serving a locally inspired menu and craft beer, or they can enjoy a drink on the rooftop lounge which showcases amazing downtown views all the way to the World Trade Center. In addition, business travelers can utilize the property’s business center and meeting rooms, which are perfect for accommodating conferences and banquets.

“We’re excited to operate this hotel for We Care Ltd. and Choice Hotels, and to make our mark on the unique Chelsea market,” said Mark Laport, CEO of Concord Hospitality. “At Concord, we’re constantly looking for opportunities to grow in top-tier, urban markets. Given the success in opening our Cambria hotel & suites Washington, D.C. last year, we’re thrilled to be involved in this hotel as a second New York City Cambria is coming this fall in Times Square.”