Friday, September 23, 2011

Hotel Announcement

A Cambria Suites hotel ( with its spectacular entrance at 9th and O is coming to CityMarket at O.   The hotel will offer 182 all-suite guestrooms, an expanded food and beverage area and a rooftop featuring a pool, fitness center and an outdoor patio with views of the U.S. Capitol and the National Monuments. The hotel is a joint venture between Choice Hotels, Concord Hospitality (, the operator, and Roadside Development (, the developer of CityMarket at O.

Designed as a lifestyle hotel brand, Cambria Suites offers more than just a place to sleep at night. It features a larger lobby to give guests a more social atmosphere, all-suite rooms that are larger than standard hotel rooms and include separate living, working and sleeping space, providing business and leisure travelers a haven to relax, socialize and network.

Like all Cambria Suites , the  hotel will feature: Reflect, a casual dining and gathering area serving a dinner menu, liquor, wine, beer, freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches, a barista bar featuring Wolfgang Puck® coffee, Cheesecake Factory® desserts and a hot breakfast buffet; Refresh, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an elegant pool and hot tub/spa area; and Refill, a 24-7 convenience store that offers energy drinks, snacks and sundries.

This will be the first Cambria Suites in Washington, DC, one of Cambria's first urban locations and a wonderful addition to Shaw.  It will great for families, business travelers, conventioneers. 


  1. With the site unsecured (yellow caution tape over an entrance doesn't keep cars and people out - it's being used as a parking lot for the problematic nearby MOOD Lounge already, and fights have broken out there), this site is becoming a concern for those of us who have to live nearby. And given the ongoing problems we have all had with the MOOD Lounge over on 9th Street, I can assure you we are NOT eager to give out more liquor licenses in this neighborhood.

    If you want to serve alcohol, let's start by being a good neighbor and securing the lot immediately, and then let's move into a willingness to enter into a solid Voluntary Agreement to ensure this place doesn't turn into another illegal nightclub or neighborhood nuisance. "The hotel will feature... liquor, wine & beer" comes off a bit cocky. "Would like to" and "looks forward to working with the neighborhood" would be much better choices moving forward... Your work with DCRA may be done, but your work with ABRA and the nearby residents is just barely getting started.

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  3. Having a larger lobby is very important for the guests´ social life. There they have the chance to interact and that is essential in business. There is one hotel in buenos aires that has that peculiarity and it is said more business deals are settled there than in others!