A.R. Mays Construction Inc. has been awarded a nearly $10-million contract to build the first Cambria Suites hotel in the Phoenix metro area. Located in Chandler at the southwest corner of Chandler Blvd & Dobson, the Cambria Suites is being developed by HP Properties of Birmingham, Ala. for its client Suenos Hospitality LLC. The project architect is Rodriguez & Associates of Kansas City, Mo. The new 137-room, five-story hotel will break ground in early November.

Cambria Suites, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc., competes in the upscale, select service category. The new brand currently has 70 properties open or under development in the U.S. and Canada. Completion of construction is scheduled for fourth quarter 2010.