Ascend Hotel Collection Adds Five Properties
Thursday July 25th, 2013 - 4:43PM B
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ROCKVILLE, MD—Ascend Hotel Collection has surpassed 100 hotels with five new additions over six weeks.
The new properties are Port Inn Kennebunk in Kennebunk, ME; Carnegie Inn and Spa in State College, PA; Hotel Florence in Florence, SC; Hotel Med Park in Sacramento, CA; and Gaia Hotel in Anderson, CA.
The 46-room Port Inn Kennebunk features guestrooms with flat-screen TVs, complimentary WiFi, a sleeper sofa and kitchen facilities in selected rooms. The hotel features complimentary continental breakfast and a seasonal outdoor heated pool.
The 21-room Carnegie Inn and Spa features the Carnegie Inn Restaurant, Carnegie Library Lounge and the ESSpa Kozmetika Spa with organic facials, massages and body wraps. The property also offers a wine cellar with 1,600 bottles. Guestrooms offer antique furnishings, deep soaking tubs and large windows.
The 49-room Hotel Florence’s restaurant and bar recently reopened after a multimillion-dollar renovation. Its new design recalls its historic roots, featuring exposed brick walls, original hardwood floors and two 19th century writing tables in the lobby that function as the front desk. The guestrooms offer pillow-top mattresses, complimentary WiFi and flat-screen TVs. The hotel also has Victor’s Bistro, a full-service restaurant and bar.
The 32-key Hotel Med Park is a boutique hotel with meeting space and business and fitness centers. Guestrooms offer dark-wood furnishings, microwaves and refrigerators, while certain suites feature living rooms and balconies. The property has complimentary breakfast, parking and Internet.
The 120-key Gaia Hotel features guestrooms and suites with recycled tile and granite bathrooms, WiFi and picture windows with views of the hotel gardens, fountains and swan lagoons. Additionally, amenities include a saline outdoor heated pool, fitness center, 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and the Woodside Grill, a full-service restaurant.
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