ROCKVILLE, MD—Choice Hotels International Inc. has added several new properties to its European portfolio: Hotel Aquarius Venice and V8 Hotel Köln @Motorworld, both members of the Ascend Hotel Collection, located in Venice, Italy, and Cologne, Germany, respectively, and Quality Hotel Ostrava, the first Quality-branded hotel to open in the Czech Republic.
These latest additions add more than 300 rooms to the company’s European portfolio of more than 426 hotels across 19 countries.
- V8 Hotel Köln @Motorworld (Cologne, Germany) – V8 Hotel Köln @Motorworld opened its doors to guests in March 2019 and is Germany’s second hotel to join the Ascend Hotel Collection brand. Distinguished by its automotive-themed interior design and 112 rooms, each is equipped with top-of-the-line amenities and infused with automotive artwork and furnishings. The hotel is part of Motorworld Cologne Rhineland, a motor sport exhibition that is home of the private collection of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher. Visitors have access to the city’s historic and modern attractions.
- Quality Hotel Ostrava City (Czech Republic) – The eight-story, 185-room Quality Hotel Ostrava City is the first hotel under the Quality brand to open in the Czech Republic and the 12th Choice-branded property to open in the region as part of the company’s longstanding alliance with CPI Hotels, whose portfolio also includes Clarion and Comfort hotels. The Quality Hotel Ostrava has guestrooms with modern fixtures and offers guests a Swedish sauna, wellness center and electric automobile charging stations.
- Hotel Aquarius Venice (Venice, Italy) – Located in the heart of historic Venice between the Santa Lucia railway station and the Rialto, the Hotel Aquarius Venice will be the first Ascend hotel to debut in Italy when it opens later this year. Each of the hotel’s 28 rooms reflect the city’s aquatic surroundings and rich tradition with warm colors, gilded-metal accents, contemporary furnishings, and locally sourced art and furniture. The hotel also features two lobby aquariums, a courtyard, a garden and bar.