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Ascend Hotel Collection Adds Four Hotels

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Ascend Hotel Collection, part of Choice Hotels International continues its expansion with the announcement today of four new hotels in the destinations of Sedona, Ariz.; Napa Valley and Carmel, Calif.; and New Orleans, La. These new additions expand the current portfolio to 77 properties open, with signed agreements for an additional 24 slated to debut during the next two months.

The latest Ascend Hotel Collection 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.

“Our new members play a key role in the Choice Hotels strategy to expand in the upscale market,” said Michael Murphy, senior vice president of upscale brands at Choice Hotels. “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 favor unique experiences and authentic hotels that provide a true taste of the local culture.”