Construction is expected to begin this week for a new Cambria Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, reports the L.A. Business Journal.

The project, a joint venture between Sun Capital and local developer Pacific Property Partners, will consist of an 18-story tower featuring 247 guest rooms and various ancillary functions.  Planned features include a gym, a rooftop pool deck and various food-and-beverage venues.

Architects Orange is designing the high-rise building, which would rise to a peak height of 206 feet above ground level.

Rooms at the new Cambria are being marketed as an affordable alternative to nearby luxury hotels, including the Ritz Carlton and the upcoming Park Hyatt.  Nightly rates will run between $220 and $240.

Completion of the nearly $100-million project is anticipated in the first quarter of 2019.

A second Cambria is already under construction in the Historic Core, reactivating a 1920s office building on Spring Street.