The rapidly expanding Cambria Hotels brand debuted in the Crescent City with the grand opening of its newest property, the Cambria Hotel New Orleans Downtown Warehouse District. The celebration was hosted by Choice Hotels International, Inc., franchisor of the Cambria Hotels brand, hotel owners Fillmore Capital Partners, and the management company Fillmore Hospitality.
Reflective of the lively and colorful culture of the city, the event featured music from local artists, including performances by New Orleans' own Warren Easton High School Marching Band, Jazz Fest recording artist John Rankin, and award-winning rhythm-and-blues keyboardist Joe Krown.
Additionally, the hotel hosted a silent auction to benefit Dress for Success New Orleans, a non-profit organization which empowers women to achieve economic independence. Party guests also toured the hotel to enjoy its unique design elements which were inspired by the mélange of style unique to The Big Easy.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor-Elect LaToya Cantrell warmly welcomed Choice Hotels and Fillmore Capital Partners at the official ribbon cutting ceremony. Speakers at the event included SVP of upscale brands for Choice Hotels Janis Cannon, and president and CEO of Fillmore Capital Partners Ron Silva, who shared their excitement of entering the New Orleans market as well as the impact of the new hotel and its appeal to modern business and leisure travelers.
"Ringing in the year with Fillmore Capital Partners and Fillmore Hospitality at the Cambria Hotel New Orleans Downtown Warehouse District grand opening is a fantastic start to 2018," said Cannon. "2017 was a watershed year for the Cambria Hotels brand as we continued to expand into top 50 markets with locally inspired design to accommodate the needs of the modern business traveler. The Cambria brand's active pipeline and openings will continue to grow in 2018."
Choice Hotels worked with Fillmore Hospitality on this project as well as Cambria brand hotels in other parts of the country including Cambria Hotel LAX, Cambria Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile, Cambria Hotel Southlake DFW North, and the soon to open Cambria Hotel Nashville. Fillmore Hospitality is a management company that provides a full spectrum of development, investment and property management services to owners of hotels and resorts throughout North America.
Source: Choice Hotels International, Inc