Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Meyer Jabara Hotels to Operate Cambria South Boston

Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, this new construction hotel is the second property for MJH in Boston and the first Cambria to enter the South Boston market

DANBURY, CT. September 20, 2017 - Strengthening its presence in the Boston hotel market, Meyer Jabara Hotels (MJH) has been selected by City Point Capital to operate a new Cambria Hotel in South Boston, scheduled to open first quarter 2019. The 159-room hotel (part of the “14 WEST Broadway” condominium complex), is close to the Boston Convention & Exposition Center, Boston Seaport and Boston’s South End, featuring 1,567 square feet of meeting space. The facility’s 2,400 square-foot gym will be shared between hotel guests and condo residents. This is the second hotel to be operated in Boston by Meyer Jabara Hotels; the company owns and oversees the Courtyard by Marriott at Copley Square.

“City Point Capital is excited to work with Meyer Jabara and Cambria Hotels to bring the newest boutique hotel to the area,” said City Point Capital principal Ryan Sillery. “Located on 6 West Broadway, at the junction of the most desirable neighborhoods in Boston, the new Cambria hotel is expected to bring an unparalleled level of hospitality to harmonize with the growth of the surrounding areas.”

Justin Jabara, MJH VP of business development, said Meyer Jabara Hotels is delighted to be expanding its presence in Boston.

“The Cambria® Hotels & Suites brand, with its industrial design, stylish rooms, business center conveniences, and personalized service, will perform very well in the Boston market – especially among business travelers visiting the nearby Gillette and GE headquarters, and leisure travelers preferring modern, boutique-style accommodations,” Jabara said. “We designed this hotel to give Cambria guests what they have come to expect – a fantastic room product, great food and beverage, and top-notch amenities.”

Groundbreaking commenced in the Spring, and a grand opening is projected for first quarter 2019.

“This is going to be a beautifully built and designed hotel, and Meyer Jabara is excited to bring our people and culture into the mix to deliver a one-of-a-kind, memorable guest experience and stay,” Jabara said. “We can’t wait to see the vision come to life.”

Designed by Rode Architects of Boston, the Cambria South Boston will feature a rooftop bar; restaurant with a strong, local influence and a chef-driven concept; and a highly stylized décor. Art elements, such as trees, will be projected onto walls using light, and the trees will change throughout the seasons. Natural elements, such as stone flooring will transcend from outdoors to indoors and will be complemented by oversized wood treatments from ceiling beams to seating. Public areas will be wrapped with floor-to-ceiling windows. The lobby lounge will take on a speakeasy look with a library feel; books of famous Boston artists will be woven into the design. The boutique-style guestrooms will feature calming hues of whites and grays, and projection wall art and illuminated room numbers will dress the corridors. For more information on Meyer Jabara Hotels, visit www.meyerjabarahotels.com. To follow the “Just Journey” Blog, click here. For media inquiries, call Barb Worcester of PRpro at (440) 930-5770 or email her at barbw@prproconsulting.com.

About Meyer Jabara Hotels

With headquarters in Danbury, Conn., Meyer Jabara Hotels is an award-winning hospitality company owning, operating or leasing hotels and restaurants in 10 states throughout the eastern portion of the United States. The company was formed in 1977 as Motel Hotel Associates through the partnership of William Meyer, a specialist in real property law, and Richard Jabara, a second-generation hotelier. Their portfolio of hotels includes Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Hyatt Place brands, as well as several independent hotels. The company culture, referred to as "The Journey," is considered by Meyer Jabara Hotels to be their strongest competitive advantage because it challenges and encourages each team to create special relationships, or heart connections, with the key stakeholders: business partners, associates and customers. For more information on Meyer Jabara Hotels, visit www.meyerjabarahotels.com.

About RODE

RODE Architects Inc. is a collaborative design team led by its two Principals and owners, Eric J. Robinson and Kevin S. Deabler. Located in Boston, Massachusetts and founded in 2005, RODE’s approach to design follows an iterative process that molds its client’s ideas, experiences and goals into spaces that exceed expectations. The combined, diverse experience of the Principals allows RODE to provide a far-reaching range of design services, from master planning and feasibility surveys to project management and innovative architectural solutions. Clients have included developers, private individuals, business owners and educational institutions.

About Cambria Hotels

Cambria Hotels are designed for the modern traveler, offering guests a distinct experience with simple, guilt-free indulgences allowing them to treat themselves while on the road. Properties feature compelling design inspired by the location, spacious and comfortable rooms, flexible meeting space, and local freshly prepared food and craft beer. Cambria Hotels is rapidly expanding in major U.S. cities, with hotels open in Chicago, New York City, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Cambria now has 31 hotels open across the United States, and there are 100 hotels open or in the pipeline in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit www.cambriahotelsandsuites.com.

Contact:
Justin Jabara
jj@mjhotels.com
(203) 798-1099

Barb Worcester
barbw@prproconsulting.com
(440) 930-5770

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