Construction underway on ‘upscale’ hotel in Portland

PORTLAND (WGME) – Construction is underway on another hotel in Portland, as the city continues to attract companies from around the country.

Cambria Hotels, which calls itself “Upscale Brand,” held a groundbreaking Monday at 25 Hancock Street, right next to Shipyard Brewery.

Cambria Hotels says it plans to blend in with Portland.

“Portland, Maine is one of the coolest, fastest-growing cities in the country. It’s a place that’s great for business and it’s also great for leisure travel,” Janis Cannon of Upscale Brands Choice Hotels International said. “We’re not coming into Portland to try and tell people how to do Portland, but we’re coming into Portland to deliver what Portland is and what Portland wants to be.”

The hotel has locations in major cities including New York, Chicago and D.C.

It’s scheduled to open in early 2021.