The Waters Joins Ascend Hotel Collection

ROCKVILLE, MD—The Waters, located within the Arkansas Hot Springs National Park, is among the latest hotel properties to join the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International Inc. The 62-room boutique hotel is in the Hot Springs Central Ave. Historic District.

“We are so proud to welcome The Waters to the Ascend Hotel Collection. From its ideal location and soothing design aesthetic to its warm service culture, The Waters adds a truly distinctive offering from the heart of Arkansas to this rapidly expanding global portfolio,” said Janis Cannon, SVP of upscale brands for Choice Hotels. “This unique, historic gem offers travelers a peek into history, while still providing the modern amenities and conveniences that upscale travelers expect.” 

Inside the hotel, design touches highlight the local history. Three-story tall Corinthian terracotta columns usher guests into the 1913 marble lobby. The hotel’s restaurant, The Avenue, is led by Chef Casey Copeland and offers Southern artisan cuisine and wide variety of small plates and shareables.

Other amenities include free WiFi, valet parking, and dry cleaning services. The on-site Blushed Beauty Boutique provides make-up services and beauty products. A spa is available at the hotel’s sister property, Quapaw Baths and Spa, located across the street.

“Joining forces with the Ascend Hotel Collection underscores our commitment to delivering one-of-a-kind, memorable guest experiences that will help continue to revitalize downtown Hot Springs and attract more visitors,” said Robert Zunick, co-owner, The Waters. “Choice Hotels pioneered the hotel soft brand concept with the Ascend Hotel Collection, so we know we are in excellent hands and on board with the best.”