HOS Management, a second-generation Savannah hospitality and development company, expanded its footprint on Tuesday with a groundreaking for The Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District.
Located at 321 Montgomery St., the hotel is being developed in collaboration with Choice Hotels International and is slated to open in 2019. “We’re thrilled to be here today for this ground breaking for The Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District. It is one of many partnerships that we’ve had with Choice Hotels, and we’re thrilled that they could be here with us as well today,” said Kris Patel, chief financial officer of HOS.
“… There are so many moving parts to make something like this happen from design, construction, legal, insurance. There are so many moving parts. I want to thank everyone for giving our family and our company the opportunity to build these relationships with all of you.”
The six-story hotel will feature 103 guest rooms, a rooftop bar, meeting space, a business center and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel’s interior and exterior designs will be locally inspired and include local art.
The space will also feature contemporary on-site dining with a menu comprised of area specialties, signature cocktails, craft beers and a variety of freshly prepared grab-and-go meals.
Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands at Choice Hotels, said the company had been eyeing the Savannah market for a long time and partnering with HOS was the perfect fit.
“You can get into Savannah, but getting in to Savannah with the right partner and the right location is what really creates the magic and, for us, we waited a long time until we were sure we found the right partner,” Cannon said.
“… We wanted to make sure when The Cambria came to Savannah it was going to be curated, thoughtfully crafted and it was going to be a true hotel that represents everything that makes Savannah so special — and that’s what we found with HOS Management and we’re so grateful that they selected us for our brand to be on the name of their new hotel.”
Founded by Anil and Kirit Patel more than three decades ago, other local HOS properties include the Cotton Sail Hotel, Hampton Inn &Suites - Savannah Gateway, Fairfield Inn &Suites-Historic Savannah and Aloft hotel.