Choice expands Europe footprint with 3 new hotels

The 28-room Hotel Aquarius Venice will be the first Ascend hotel to debut in Italy when it opens later this year. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International

Choice Hotels International has added three 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, a first for the brand 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 opened its doors in March and is Germany's second hotel to join the Ascend Hotel Collection brand. The 112-room hotel is part of Motorworld Cologne Rhineland, a motorsport exhibition that is the home of the private collection of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher. 

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The eight-story, 185-room Quality Hotel Ostrava City is the twelfth Choice-branded property to open in the region as part of the company's longstanding alliance with CPI Hotels, whose portfolio includes Clarion and Comfort hotels

Located between the Santa Lucia railway station and the Rialto, the 28-room Hotel Aquarius Venice will be the first Ascend hotel to debut in Italy when it opens later this year.