US: Ascend Hotel Collection, part of Choice Hotels International, has announced the addition of four new properties to its portfolio.
The new additions take the collection to 77 properties open, with signed agreements for an additional 24 to be added during the next two months.
The latest additions are Napa Winery Inn, Carmel Mission Inn and Arroyo Pinion Hotel, the portfolio’s first properties in Napa Valley, Carmel and Sedona (respectively) and St. James Hotel, its second hotel in New Orleans.
Michael Murphy, senior vice president of upscale brands at Choice Hotels, said: “Our new members play a key role in the Choice Hotels strategy to expand in the upscale market. With exceptional properties in some of the world’s most sought-after vacation spots, Ascend appeals to the growing number of business and leisure travelers who favour unique experiences and authentic hotels that provide a true taste of the local culture.”