The Ascend Hotel Collection, one of Choice Hotels International’s upscale brands, has announced the addition of four US properties to its portfolio of boutique, historic and resort hotels. The list includes the Haywood Park Hotel in Downtown Asheville, NC, Elevate Hotel at Sierra Blanca Ruidoso in Ruidoso, NM, The Inn at Leonardtown in Leonardtown, MD, and The Leo Collection Detroit in Lincoln Park, MI.
Haywood Park Hotel: Located in downtown Asheville, this hotel occupies a 1923 building that once housed Asheville’s first department store, Bon Marche. The property features 48 luxurious guest suites and onsite dining at Isa’s French Bistro, an restaurant and event space that can be used for small and large gatherings.
The building, which is within walking distance of dining choices, art, theaters, breweries, live music and nightlife, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a scenic view of this unique cityscape in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains,.
Elevate Hotel at Sierra Blanca Ruidoso: Located in the Lincoln National Forest in the southeast corner of New Mexico, this upscale property offers such features as Nescafe Espresso machines in the lobby, connected smart rooms and the largest heated indoor pool and spa in Ruidoso.
Nearby entertainment includes the world class Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino and Ruidoso Convention Center.
The Inn at Leonardtown: This retreat in beautiful St. Mary’s County in the heart of southern Maryland is just minutes from Breton Bay, the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. Within walking distance of Leonardtown Wharf and Leonardtown Square, the hotel is also close to Newtowne Neck State Park, Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and Calvert Marine Museum. The contemporary guestrooms provide 55-inch flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, microwaves and Keurig coffee makers.
The Leo Collection Detroit: Only 10 minutes from downtown Detroit, this property offers local charm with convenient city access. Corporate headquarters in the area include Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and Quicken Loans.
For relaxation, guests can enjoy a jacuzzi suite, take a lap in a heated indoor pool or enjoy a cocktail in the third floor lounge, or take in Detroit events at the TCF Convention Center, Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park and Ford Field. Other amenities the hotel offers include complimentary continental breakfast, a fitness center, pet-friendly rooms, an exterior patio that features a firepit and a private event space, as well as a banquet space.
“As guests continue to return to travel, they desire immersive, authentic and cultural experiences in both new and familiar destinations,” said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands, Choice Hotels. “As we near a curated collection of 400 unique hotels and resorts around the world, we look forward to welcoming even more guests, so they can experience our exceptional service and upscale offerings that enhance their exploration of the destination.”