, a Choice Hotels brand, is making it easy for experience-hungry guests to maximize their stay through a series of stimulating events offered through a new program called Profs and Pints
. Already known for offering local beers at its hotels, Cambria is building on their hallmark craft beer motif by hosting a series of compelling talks – ranging from local history to emerging trends and more – at select Cambria Hotel locations across the country.
With a mission to share local knowledge and current insights with broader audiences, Profs and Pints brings college professors out of the classroom and into casual, open environments, such as bars and cafes. Profs and Pints quickly gained attention when it launched in Washington, D.C., in October 2017, and the collaboration now takes the popular event format and content nationwide.
Through 2019, Profs and Pints events will take place at select Cambria Hotels in Washington D.C, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Dallas. The events are open to the public and tickets are available for purchase at Brown Paper Tickets
"Cambria Hotels offer visitors a greater sense of place and space. Our new collaboration with Profs and Pints takes that to a higher level," said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands, Choice Hotels. "It brings local, stimulating content to guests as attendees have the opportunity to learn something new and interesting, all while sipping signature local craft brews or grabbing a bite to eat."
The first Cambria Profs and Pints event takes place on April 11 at the Cambria Washington D.C. Convention Center
. University of Maryland history professor Richard Bell will discuss "Hamilton's History Remix," a deep dive into the popular musical and what it reveals about the marriage of history and show business. Other Cambria Profs and Pints lectures include:
• Hamilton - The Man and the Musical, a deep dive into Alexander Hamilton's short, thrilling life - just as the hit musical rolls into town - on Thursday, May 9 at the Cambria Dallas Downtown
• Colonial Philly's Organized Chaos, a stimulating mashup of colonial history, political science and urban planning on Monday, May 13 at the Cambria Philadelphia Downtown
• Nashville and the Underground Railroad, a fascinating study of the Underground Railroad movement and the role the Music City played as a starting point for many who climbed aboard, on Wednesday, May 22 at the Cambria Nashville Downtown
• Portrait of a Pirate, a look at the legendary life and troubling legacy of the real Captain Morgan, on Wednesday, May 29 at the Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile