Choice adds 4 hotels to Ascend Collection

Four properties on the East Coast have joined the Ascend Hotel Collection. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International (New Ascend Collection Members)

Choice Hotels International has added four properties to its Ascend Hotel Collection: The Bluff Hotel, The Cranberry, The Landon and Smart Suites. 

"In the past year, backyard tourism has become increasingly preferred. We know that when guests travel, they are decisive about the destinations they select for their next escape and easy access to a range of outdoor activities is a key feature they look for in a hotel, which is why we're pleased to add these exciting hotels to the Ascend portfolio," said Neerav Dudhwala, head of Ascend Hotel Collection. "Whether choosing to spend their spring holiday on a golf course, soaking up the sun outdoors or hiking with a few close friends in the Appalachian Mountains, guests will appreciate each hotel's proximity to their favorite activities, and the exceptional service and amenities that come with the Ascend brand."

The 77-room Bluff Hotel Historic District in Savannah, Ga., is in a building that dates back to 1733. The property has an onsite speakeasy-style bar, Twin Spades, and is close to the SCAD Art Museum and Plant Riverside District. 
The 80-room Cranberry is in between the Monongahela River and Appalachian foothills in Morgantown, W.Va. The property is close to Coopers Rock State Forest, Cheat Lake and West Virginia University. The hotel has an onsite bar and café as well as five meeting rooms.
The 46-room Landon Bay Harbor-Miami Beach is close to Miami's South Beach neighborhood. The hotel has a modern beach house aesthetic, and has an onsite bar and restaurant, The Palm. 
The 81-room Smart Suites in South Burlington, Vt., is a 30-minute drive to Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory and the Lake Champlain waterfront, University of Vermont, Kwiniaska Golf Course and other ski resorts. In addition to its all-suites guestrooms, the hotel has a fitness center, meeting space for up to 20 people and a sundeck.