Briefs: Cambria hotels break ground in Oregon; Radisson rebrands Baku hotel

A quick roundup of global hospitality news.

CAMBRIA HOTELS BREAK GROUND IN OREGON: Continuing the nationwide expansion of its Cambria Hotels brand, Rockville, Md.-based Choice Hotels International, Inc. has broken ground on Cambria Hotel Pearl District — Portland and Cambria Hotel Hillsboro. Both properties are scheduled to open in spring 2025. The two properties mark Cambria’s debut in the Pacific Northwest. The six-story, 178-room Cambria Hotel Pearl District — Portland is in Portland’s Pearl District and will be developed along with HighSide Development, architect and interior designer Baskervill and general contractor Deacon. The four-story, 115-room Cambria Hotel Hillsboro is being developed by Evergreen Hotel Development Group. Currently, there are more than 65 Cambria hotels across the U.S., with over 70 in the pipeline.

Radisson Hotel Baku.

RADISSON BRAND DEBUTS IN BAKU: Radisson Hotel Group has launched its Radisson brand in Azerbaijan with the opening of Radisson Hotel Baku, following extensive renovation and rebranding of the former Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Baku. Located near the waterfront Milli Park, the hotel offers 255 rooms, including studios and apartment rooms with kitchenettes and terraces for extended-stay options. The hotel features a renovated, new lobby area, an all-day dining restaurant, a fitness center, luggage storage facilities and flexible meeting spaces, along with a ballroom that can accommodate up to 320 people.

U.S. PERFORMANCE UPDATE: Hotel performance in the U.S. showed mixed results from last week but improved YOY, according to STR’s data through May 6.

  • Occupancy: 65.2% (+2%)
  • ADR: $157.62 (+6.4%)
  • RevPAR: $102.74 (+8.4%)

Among the top 25 Markets, Chicago posted the highest YOY increases in occupancy (+14.7% to 67.7%) and RevPAR (+36.2% to $116.98). Notably, New York City (85.1%) and Oahu Island (80.2%) were the only two markets to register occupancy above 80%. Helped by Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, Nashville witnessed the largest increase in ADR (+27.9% to $227.79) and the second-highest jump in RevPAR (+33.2% to $174.20). The only RevPAR declines were reported in Miami (-9.9% to $197.12) and San Francisco (-2.4% to $141.18).

FOUR SEASONS RESIDENCES IN LAS VEGAS: Four Seasons, in partnership with Azure Resorts & Hotels and Luxus Developments, has announced a new standalone residential project in Las Vegas slated to open in 2026. Set within the MacDonald Highlands community, a private 11-acre area in Henderson, Nev., the Four Seasons Private Residences Las Vegas will consist of 171 high-rise residences and six standalone family-style villas with resort-inspired amenities and fully-serviced luxury living. Ranging from 2,300 to 7,300 interior square feet, the residences will offer expansive indoor and outdoor living space with views of the Las Vegas Strip and the McCullough mountain range. Each residence will include customizable terraces with outdoor kitchens, social gathering spaces and dining areas. The project will be designed by Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo. The property will have a signature restaurant and wine bar, a member’s-only country club, multi-level resort-style pools, cabanas, a pet spa, an on-site event lawn, an auto spa, boardroom, screening room and wellness facilities like a gym and spa with a sauna, steam room, whirlpool and several private treatment rooms.

THE RITZ-CARLTON, NAPLES TO REOPEN: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, will reopen on July 6, following an extensive refurbishment and expansion that began in 2021. The resort, located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, will launch the Vanderbilt Tower featuring a new Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge and over 70 club-level rooms, along with a new resort lobby and three new dining outlets. The refreshed resort will include reimagined outdoor spaces, including new pools, 10 fully-enclosed air-conditioned bungalows, 10 cabanas and redesigns to the 474 rooms and suites. With 60 additional suites, the resort now offers more than 90 multi-room suites.