ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The rapidly expanding Cambria Hotels brand debuted in the vibrant 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. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Cambria Hotels brand and one of the world’s leading hotel companies, hotel owners Fillmore Capital Partners and the management company Fillmore Hospitality.
New Orleans’ own Warren Easton High School Marching Band gives the new Cambria Hotel New Orleans Warehouse District a warm welcome at the grand opening celebration. Cambria Hotels opens in the New Orleans Warehouse District, with governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell and other VIP guests.
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 Senior Vice President 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