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Ascend Hotel Collection Expands

Monday March 4th, 2013 - 12:11AM

SILVER SPRING, MD—Ascend Hotel Collection, part of Choice Hotels International, Inc., will expand with four new hotels: Arroyo Pinion Hotel in Sedona, AZ; Napa Winery Inn in Napa Valley, CA; Carmel Mission Inn in Carmel, CA; and St. James Hotel in New Orleans, LA.

These are the portfolio’s first properties in Napa Valley, Carmel and Sedona, and its second hotel in New Orleans.

The Napa Winery Inn offers 59 guestrooms, each with dark wood furnishings, large windows and regionally inspired artwork. Some rooms also feature patios, wet bars and large sitting areas. There’s a courtyard with heated outdoor pool and hot tub and meeting space accommodating up to 50 people.

The St. James Hotel, New Orleans, a refurbished, 86-room boutique hotel, offers guestrooms and suites decorated with West Indies décor. Deluxe rooms offer balconies with panoramic views of downtown and four-poster beds with spacious sitting areas.
Carmel Mission Inn features 165 guestrooms equipped with free WiFi and flat-screen televisions. The Fuse Lounge Café serves breakfast, dinner and cocktails daily, with live music on weekends. Among the other amenities are spa services, a fitness room, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, courtyard with fire pit and gardens. Five meeting rooms accommodate groups of up to 275 people for weddings, meetings and private parties.
Arroyo Pinion Hotel, which recently completed a top-to-bottom renovation, offers 45 guestrooms and suites with custom-made solid wood furniture, locally inspired artwork and environmentally friendly bath amenities. Some suites also have fireplaces, jetted tubs, separate sitting areas and patios. It offers a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and complimentary continental breakfast daily. Across the street, the full-service Namaste Spa offers specials for hotel guests.

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.