O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC Breaks Ground in Plano, Texas

O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC an award winning hotel management company based out of Springfield, Missouri and Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, broke ground June 12, 2013 in Plano, Texas on its property, the new 129-suites Cambria Suites Plano. This is the first of two Cambria Suites hotels O'Reilly Hospitality Management will develop in their joint venture with Choice Hotels. The second property is scheduled to break ground in Desert Ridge, Arizona this fall.

The property will be located in the heart of the Legacy office and retail district within two miles of 11 Fortune 1000 company offices and corporate headquarters including: Alliance Data, Cinemark Theatres, Dell Services, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Ericsson, Frito-Lay, HP Enterprise Services, Huawei, J. C. Penney, Pizza Hut, Rent-A-Center, Traxxas, and Siemens PLM Software.

Among the fastest growing cities in the country, Plano's population was estimated to be 272,068 in 2012. It is the ninth most populous city in the state of Texas and the 70th largest city in the United States. The city's top 25 businesses employ more than 45,000 people, and the Cambria Suites Plano will provide upscale accommodations for business and leisure travelers coming to the thriving area.

"Cambria Suites is an essential part of the Choice Hotels International family of brands. There is a lot of great energy around this upscale brand right now and we are thrilled to be bringing it to Texas by way of Plano, one of the state's most robust business communities," Joyce said. "We couldn't ask for a better partner in entering this thriving market than O'Reilly Hospitality. The O'Reilly team is top-notch and we feel great about introducing Cambria Suites to Texas with them.

All Cambria Suites hotels are new-construction, featuring award-winning design.  Further the brand leads the rest of the upscale lodging segment in guest satisfaction scores as measured by guests' likelihood to recommend (LTR). As of today, many Cambria Suites properties are ranked no. 1 and no. 2 in their respective markets on TripAdvisor.

"Cambria will definitely make a very positive impact in Plano as it has carved out a unique niche for business travelers seeking an upscale experience, and we are proud to bring our O'Reilly Hospitality development style and operations culture to this exciting new hotel brand," O'Reilly said. "Choice Hotels International is a very capable partner that can effectively drive business and results; and we look forward to a fruitful relationship for years to come."

The four-story, 84,000 square-foot, Cambria Suites Plano will feature larger-than average guest suites with separate work and sleep areas; 2,400 square feet of meeting space;  and artwork from local Plano artists. The hotel will house 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 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.

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, and spacious all-suite rooms that include separate areas to work and rest, providing business and leisure travelers room to relax, socialize and network.

Additionally, each suite offers the latest technology, including two flat-screen LCD televisions and MediaHub™ plug-and-play technology, allowing guests to connect their laptop, MP3 player, game console, digital camera or CD/DVD player hassle-free.  Free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel so that guests can stay connected.