Ascend Hotel Collection adds Hartford, Conn., hotel

The Capitol Hotel joins more than 250 properties in Choice's Ascend Hotel Collection. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International

The Capitol Hotel in Hartford, Conn., is the latest property to join the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International.

Located in downtown Hartford at 440 Asylum St., the recently renovated Capitol Hotel offers leisure and business travelers unobstructed views of Connecticut's State Capitol building—after which the hotel is named—and access to several nearby attractions, including the Connecticut Science Center, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Mark Twain House & Museum and the Bushnell Performing Arts Center, as well as Trinity College and St. Joseph College.

The Capitol Hotel is convenient to several corporate headquarters, such as Aetna, The Hartford Financial Services Group and The Phoenix Companies, as well as the city's Amtrak station and Bradley International Airport.


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Other amenities at The Capitol Hotel include:

  • A fitness center
  • Meeting and event spaces
  • Onsite parking
  • Complimentary breakfast

"As one of the nation's oldest cities, and today one of the area's leading economies, the city of Hartford marries modernity with rich tradition—which the Capitol Hotel captures perfectly," Janis Cannon, SVP of upscale brands at Choice Hotels, said in a statement. "We're pleased to expand the Ascend Hotel Collection's offerings in high-barrier-to-entry markets like Hartford and look forward to advancing the brand's growth in even more popular destinations around the globe."

The Ascend Hotel Collection currently has more than 250 properties open and nearly 60 hotels in the pipeline worldwide. This year, the brand expects to open several hotels in major U.S. markets, including Brooklyn, N.Y.; Philadelphia; Long Island City, N.Y.; and Napa, Calif.

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The company shared a first look at its two upcoming hotels in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., as well as a drill down on its global growth plans.

The luxury brand already has opened hotels in Shenzhen, China and the Maldives this month, and has a solid global pipeline for the coming years.

The Glasgow property, based in a historic townhouse, comes just months after the brand launched in Edinburgh.