Ascend Hotel Collection adds Irish and Australian properties

US: Ascend Hotel Collection, part of Choice Hotels International, has added the Gibson hotel in Dublin, Ireland and the Lindenwarrah at Milawa, Australia to its collection.

The contemporary 252-room Gibson hotel is 10 minutes from the city’s airport and close to the Liffey River and Dublin city centre. Features include a destination restaurant and bar; gym; relaxation areas with sauna and steam room; courtyards; business centre; and extensive meeting space with sweeping views of the Dublin cityscape.

Lindenwarrah “combines the distinctiveness of a boutique hotel with the tranquility of its mountain and vineyard setting”. It features 40 individually decorated guestrooms and suites, a fine dining restaurant, bar, spa, lounges areas with Australian artwork, rooftop terrace, sunny courtyards and meeting and event space.

The Ascend Hotel Collection now has 108 properties in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and Australia.

Michael Murphy, senior vice president of upscale brands at Choice Hotels International, said: “Ascend Hotel Collection continues to gain prominence as it grows internationally. The Collection offers hoteliers and guests the best of both worlds – a unique, upscale experience coupled with the backing of one of the world’s largest hospitality franchisors. With each property offering its own local flavour and an uncompromising commitment to service, these newest member hotels align perfectly with our distinctive portfolio.”

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