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Choice Hotels Ascend Hotel Collection Celebrates Growth With Addition Of 5 New Domestic Hotels

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, today announced the addition of five domestic hotels to the brand portfolio, attesting to the great momentum that the brand has seen over the past year.

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Ascend Hotel Collection is a portfolio of upscale independent hotels, each located in distinct destinations, rich in character. In 2013 the Collection nearly doubled in size, and with these latest additions, now claims 121 properties worldwide.

"Ascend Hotel Collection is experiencing tremendous growth and partnering with some really special hotels. These latest additions are no exception," said Michael Murphy, senior vice president of upscale brands at Choice Hotels International. "Each of these new members brings to the Collection its own local flavor coupled with an uncompromised commitment to quality service and an exceptional guest experience. These attributes are the essence of the Ascend Hotel Collection."

Members of the Ascend Hotel Collection membership program maintain their individuality while being able to leverage the robust global distribution, sales, marketing and technology platforms of Choice Hotels International.  Member hotels also benefit from Choice Privileges, one of the industry's fastest growing guest loyalty programs.

La Posada Lodge & Casitas

Nestled in the foothills of Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains is the area's premier boutique hotel, the enchanting La Posada Lodge & Casitas. The 72-room property offers guests a delightful mix of Southwest and cowboy cultures and the perfect mix of amenities for individual, family and business travelers.

La Posada Lodge & Casitas offers 1,800 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space and more than 2,000 square feet of outdoor panoramic space making it the perfect setting for meetings or events.

Guests can enjoy the hotel's laid-back charm with a warm, inviting ambiance in either a deluxe room or Casita.  Both lodging options provide guests with premium accommodations such as: king or queen sized beds and plush linens, a comfortable work area with complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, a walk-in shower, flat screen televisions, a refrigerator and a microwave.  The Casitas also offer a kitchenette and private backyard or courtyard with views of the city of Tucson and the Santa Catalina Mountains.

For those guests looking for an exceptional casual and contemporary meal, the Gringo Grill & Cantina is the place to go.  Chef Scott Rackliff provides his guests a warm and casual place to relax and enjoy simple, local flavors featuring the fresh, seasonal tastes of Tucson.

La Posada Lodge & Casitas also offers amenities such as: a complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet, a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, an on-site barber shop, room service, a fitness center, a business center, dry cleaning service and coin laundry machines. La Posada Lodge & Casitas is pet friendly.

Parc England Boutique Hotel

Parc England Boutique Hotel is Central Louisiana's only upscale hotel where guests can enjoy Louisiana southern charm just one mile from the Alexandria International Airport. The 48-room hotel boasts a 3-Diamond rating and is situated in a pristine park-like setting adjacent to the Oak Wing Golf Course. It sits just minutes from all the activities Central Louisiana has to offer making it a prime destination for both leisure and business travelers.

Guests of the Parc England will enjoy traditional yet stylish accommodations that feature the most modern amenities along with sumptuous pillow-top mattresses and Egyptian cotton bedding.

Of course, no trip to Louisiana would be complete without sampling some local flavors, and Parc England is right next door to the award-winning Bistro on the Bayou. The restaurant offers a lavish ambiance and serves New Orleans-style fare with guest favorites including fresh Gulf seafood, prime steaks and pasta.

The Parc England also offers bicycles for guest use, a free weekday paper, wireless internet access, and a deluxe continental breakfast.

Salvatore's Garden Place Hotel

Salvatore's Garden Place Hotel is uniquely elegant.  A 166-all suite hotel, it not only offers high-end accommodations and some of the best fine dining in Buffalo, New York at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.

Guestrooms at Salvatore's Garden Place feature welcoming amenities such as: a walk-in shower, a dual vanity sink, a one-cup coffee maker, an ironing board, an MP3 and iPod dock alarm clock, flat screen TVs, and refrigerators. If guests want a more extravagant experience, the Jacuzzi, Honeymoon and Emperor Suites come with a luxurious Jacuzzi, decor accentuated by marble and mirrors and expanded living space.

With 19,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, the hotel's three ballrooms can accommodate intimate gatherings of 50 to grand occasions of 600. Guests will enjoy an exceptional event supported by the latest in technology, such as top-of-the-line sound systems and video distribution, free Wi-Fi, quality signage and AV equipment.

Food and wine play a big role at this exquisite hotel.  With an impressive wine list featuring over 550 wines and serving the best steak and seafood in Buffalo, Salvatore' Italian Gardens Restaurant is a destination in itself for fine dining. Hotel guests looking for a place to wind down without going out can enjoy daily specials at the hotel bar and lounge, as well as a variety of dinner packages, romance packages, wine tours and spa offerings.

Salvatore's Garden Place Hotel is also offers in-house floral service. Arrangements can be custom ordered for guest dining tables, guest rooms or for larger events such as conventions or weddings.

Port Inn

The Port Inn has deep roots in the community as Portsmouth, New Hampshire's longest operating lodging facility. Located just minutes from vibrant and bustling downtown, the Port Inn is the city's premier independent boutique hotel. Guests of Port Inn will experience the city's cultural and culinary delights as the city is a unique blend of rich history and modernity situated along a scenic stretch of New England coastline.

Since first opening its doors the Inn has evolved to meet the needs of today's travelers. It received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and is often regarded as a convenient, affordable and modern place to stay.

The Port Inn offers 12 different room types and four categories of finely appointed rooms offering spacious interiors and modern amenities such as: a refrigerator, a microwave, a flat-screen television, wireless internet, luxury bath amenities, an ironing board and iron, a hair dryer and a coffee maker to make guests feel right at home.

Visitors are also encouraged to relax by the heated pool and take advantage of the barbeque area to make their stay even more complete.

Atherton Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown State College, Pennsylvania and just one block from Penn State University the 150-room Atherton Hotel is within walking distance or a short cab ride to all local shops, restaurants and downtown attractions.  The Atherton Hotel also offers specials for events like Penn State Football and graduations.

Guests can select from four variations of guestrooms -- from standard to deluxe suites. All feature a warm residential ambiance and amenities, including a living room (in the suites), a microwave, a refrigerator, a sofa sleeper, a hair dryer, an iron, an ironing board, a desk, a coffee maker and a flat-screen television.

Guests are invited to dine at the on-site award-winning Tarragon Restaurant. Known for its creative menus and relaxing atmosphere, Tarragon offers guests a memorable dining experience. Also on-site, guests can relax at Rumors Lounge for a quick bite or to begin evening. Rumors Lounge serves a variety of specialty cocktails and drinks as well as a full service lunch and snack menu.

With more than 5,000 square feet of meeting space the Atherton Hotel can accommodate weddings, banquets and conferences from 10 to 500 people. The hotel's experienced meeting and catering professionals will help plan flawless events in grand style for every budget.

About Ascend Hotel Collection
The Ascend Hotel Collection membership program made its debut in late 2008 and now has 121 hotels open throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, Australia and the Caribbean.  The eclectic portfolio of upscale, independent hotels appeals to the growing number of people who like to immerse themselves in the destination and live like the locals when they travel.  For more information, visit www.ascendcollection.com.

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories.  As of September 30, 2013, 371 hotels, representing more than 29,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States.  Additionally, 84 hotels, representing approximately 7,200 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 other countries and territories.  The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide. All hotels are independently owned and operated.

Choice Hotels International offers the Choice Privileges® rewards program. With more than 19 million members worldwide, it is one of the fastest growing hotel loyalty programs in the travel industry.

Additional corporate information can be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Choice Privileges, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, and Ascend Hotel Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International Inc.

© 2014 Choice Hotels International, Inc.  All rights reserved.

SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.

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