Originally Posted by McBane
Since this was first proposed, I never thought that the design of this and other Cambria hotels matched the brand's desire to be cool and hip a la Kimpton or aloft. The hotel's architecture does little to differentiate the brand from the dozens of other mid-tier hotel brands like Hilton Garden Inn or Ramada Inn.
My brother works at Google - like a lot of their California campuses, from the exterior they'd be akin to glorified suburban office park. But then you step inside...
All that said - this building is wedged in along Broad Street - it's pedestrian streetscape experience; how sophisticated its interaction with Broad street feels; is their an elegant way they integrate some ground floor retail... all of that is way more important than the stories above. This is good, high investment Broad Street infill.