Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has signed an agreement with Koucar Management, LLC to develop a new Cambria hotel in Southwest Washington, D.C. Located at 69 Q Street SW, the 154-room, nine-story property will be the second Cambria in the District, joining the Cambria Hotel Washington, D.C. Convention Center at 899 O Street NW.
Scheduled to open in 2020, the Cambria Hotel Southwest D.C. is designed to offer guests traveling to the area for business and leisure a new and distinct upscale lodging option. The new hotel will feature a spacious rooftop bar that can accommodate large corporate and social gatherings, 2,500 square feet of multi-function meeting space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and parking. The property also will include 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 Cambria Hotel Southwest D.C. will be located near the popular Yards Park mixed-use development, which includes retail stores, fine-dining, offices and luxury residential lofts, as well as Nationals Park, Bardo Brewery and Audi Field, which will open this year. The property also is minutes from the Navy Yard Metro Station, offering convenient access to several D.C. attractions, such as the National Mall and Smithsonian Museums. Several federal government agencies and companies are nearby.
“The development of the Cambria Hotel Southwest D.C. showcases our focus on expanding the Cambria brand to key urban markets throughout the country. Washington, D.C. is celebrated for its growing population, government and corporate activity, and tourism, making it the ideal home for multiple Cambria properties,” said Mark Shalala, vice president, development, upscale brands at Choice Hotels. “We look forward to collaborating with Koucar Management on this project and bringing another tremendous upscale hotel to the backyard of Choice’s headquarters.”
Chris Kouza of Koucar Management, LLC is a licensed attorney who has been building and developing projects for over 10 years, including owning and managing 26 hotels.
“It is a privilege to work with Choice Hotels to develop a new Cambria hotel in the vibrant and rapidly emerging Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest Washington, D.C.,” said Chris Kouza, owner of Koucar Management. “The Cambria Hotel Southwest D.C. will provide a local, upscale experience that allows guests to treat themselves while on the road.”