Hospitality Design Highlights with Cambria

Cambria has helped a myriad of commercial entities grow their businesses through the quality and variety of its design offerings. From design-forward hotels and award-winning restaurants to sensational sports venues, the unmatched performance, industry-leading service, and continuous design innovation of Cambria transforms any commercial space into an industry role model.

Here, we are sharing a few standout hotel designs to inspire your next project.

Hotel Ivy

The Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis unveiled its modern wellness retreat Anda Spa after a multiyear renovation to create a premier wellness destination. The goal was to create memorable guest experiences by pairing exceptional product design and functionality with a culture of service excellence. Throughout the space, you will find multiple installs of Cambria, which play a big part in the biophilic design, as collaborated on by Wischermann Partners, ESG Architecture & Design, and Cambria.

With the theme “nourish the spirit” at the heart of the design focus, ESG Architecture and Design partnered with Cambria to add an element of crystal-based practices with Cambria surfaces. “I wouldn’t use the word ‘trendy’ but rather more so at the forefront of today. We used crystals as the medium for bringing Nordic culture, wellness, and healing to the spa,” says Jennifer Blacker, Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Brands, Wischermann Partners.

Cambria’s Rose Bay design on the front desk of Hotel Ivy’s Anda Spa welcomes guests.

Cambria helped ESG interpret the selected color palette through the 200+ designs offered to fit each application in the space. The statement-making black and white monochromatic Rose Bay Cambria design welcomes guests at the front desk and is immediately share-worthy; an oversized slab of Skara Brae dramatizes the lobby; and the natural large veining of Brittanicca Warm covers the locker room showers and fireplace.

The ESG team also looked for product solutions to the challenges of the spa environment, those being the inevitable humidity, moisture, and acid- and oil-based skincare treatments. Because Cambria is durable, nonabsorbent, and maintenance free, it easily met the demands of the spa design. In addition, no grout offers a cleaner, more hygienic surface without the maintenance.

The front lobby at Hotel Ivy features Cambria’s Skara Brae design.

Marriott Columbus University Area

This Columbus, Ohio, Marriott hotel, located near Ohio State University and the Columbus Zoo, added a standout Cambria Annicca fireplace surround in a luxe gathering spot for guests. The bold design complements other unique elements in the space, like hot pink artwork and paneled wall details.

Cambria is suitable for a variety of applications and is often featured in unique installations.

Baccarat Hotel

After originally installing marble surfaces, the 5-star Baccarat Hotel in New York City noticed significant wear and tear on these in just a short time. With the goal of upgrading to a surface with a similar look and feel but without the maintenance, the hotel worked with Cambria to create custom Ella tabletops. The quartz is scratch and stain resistant to items such as wine, and is also food-safe, nonporous, and nonabsorbent so it will stand up to everyday use by guests.

Cambria’s Ella design on the custom tables in the Baccarat Hotel.

Embassy Suites, College Station

The Embassy Suites by Hilton in College Station, Texas, serves as a popular destination for families and visitors at Texas A&M University. With many coming and going, the quartz can safely be cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants to ensure cleanliness even during the busiest seasons. American-made quality and the Cambria Full Lifetime Warranty was another important aspect when selecting surfaces for the space. The hotel elevated the look of its lobby with a Cambria Bellingham waterfall-edge reception desk without sacrificing performance.

A bold Cambria Bellingham and White Cliff island welcomes guests to this Texas-area hotel.

The hotel carried through the Bellingham design to unique elements like the elevator bank, where American-made quartz stands up to heavy machinery and ongoing foot traffic.

Cambria Bellingham is featured on the elevator bank and trim work.

InterContinental Minneapolis

The InterContinental Minneapolis hotel features a variety of Cambria throughout the space. In the guest rooms, a maintenance-free Cambria Ella vanity offers easy-to-clean surfaces without grout or the need to seal or polish, saving hotel staff time when cleaning and disinfecting each room. Because Cambria is nonabsorbent, both employees and guests alike benefit from the hygienic surface that doesn’t harbor bacteria.

This bathroom vanity gets an upgrade with Cambria Ella countertops.

Westin Edina

The Westin Edina Galleria recently completed a multimillion-dollar upgrade to the lobby, which included adding a new café, Prelude. The restaurant features a standout Cambria Galloway countertop that fits seamlessly with the other design elements, is food-safe and maintenance free.

The Westin Edina’s new café features a Cambria Galloway countertop.

Highgate Hotel Room

In this luxurious hotel room, Cambria’s Highgate design complements other exciting design elements in the space, like warm wood accents, intricate wall paneling, gauzy curtains, and more. This design serves as the perfect backdrop. Cambria cleans easily with approved disinfectants to ensure clean and hygienic surfaces for each guest.

Cambria’s Highgate design helps this hotel room shine.

Why Cambria

Cambria’s maintenance-free and scratch- and stain-resistant quartz works well in any and all types of hospitality environments. Made from pure, natural quartz and featuring unparalleled strength and durability, Cambria surfaces are the perfect fit for highly trafficked environments where safety and sanitation are of the utmost importance.

Cambria surfaces are NSF-51 certified and are approved for use anywhere that food items could potentially come into contact, including splash, service, and food zones. Because Cambria is nonporous and nonabsorbent, this leads to a healthier overall space. They can even safely be cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants, although harsh and heavy-duty cleaners are unnecessary with Cambria. For cleanup with ease, all you need is soap, warm water, and a soft cloth. No grout, sealing, conditioning, or polishing is needed with Cambria.

And there is no need to sacrifice design for performance. Cambria offers the largest palette in the industry with 200+ innovative designs fit for any application. Cambria White Cliff, Blackpool Matte, and The Coordinates Collection™ are just a few examples of monochromatic designs created to seamlessly coordinate with a variety of colors, patterns, textures, and materials for a subtle statement. Bold Cambria designs such as Summerhill and Annicca, take center stage in any space.

Made in America, Cambria controls the entire manufacturing process to ensure only the best product ever makes its way into the marketplace. And, Cambria’s on-demand inventory works to keep projects moving forward. Cambria's highly trained field service technicians are qualified to address issues and provide support every step of the way, both during and after the installation, for longstanding peace of mind backed by a transferable Full Lifetime Warranty.


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