Ascend Hotel Collection springboards emerging “mini-brand”


ROCKVILLE, MD – Ascend Hotel Collection, a pioneer of the “soft brand revolution,” continues to build on a year of rapid expansion by differentiating its offerings and attributes from the rest of the pack, this time by strategically identifying, incubating and helping to grow emerging single-property brands. The Ascend Hotel Collection, which is part of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is a portfolio of distinctive upscale independent hotels and resorts known for the simplicity and flexibility it offers its member hotels worldwide.

Building on the success of its first Ascend Hotel Collection property, the enVision Hotel Boston, the enVision Hotel Management Company announced plans to open three additional upscale properties in partnership with Ascend Hotel Collection. The first property, enVision Hotel Boston Everett, broke ground today.

“The Ascend Hotel Collection offers independent, upscale hoteliers the tools for success on any scale — whether it’s a single hotel or several,” said Neil Cantor, head of Ascend Hotel Collection. “We provide our members the support and simplicity they need in an increasingly complex operating environment, without dictating how their hotels should look, feel or operate. It’s like a greenhouse, we give our members an environment that helps them thrive, grow and breed more success.”

“Ascend has given us the opportunity to expand the enVision experience,” said Gautam Sharma, President, Global Vision Hotels. “The success of our enVision Hotel Boston speaks volumes to the support we receive from Choice Hotels and the Ascend Hotel Collection. Our properties are designed to give upscale travelers a vintage taste of the local surroundings, while enjoying modern amenities. We are excited to break ground on our Everett property and others, and look forward to continuing to grow our enVision brand within the Ascend Hotel Collection.”