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Choice Hotels Welcomes enVision Hotel St. Paul South into the Ascend Hotel Collection
enVision Hotels expands "mini-brand" with newly renovated property

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, welcomed enVision Hotel St. Paul South in St. Paul, MN, the newest addition to its growing portfolio. The hotel is located at 701 Concord Street South.

The front desk in the lobby of enVision Hotel St. Paul South, an Ascend Hotel Collection member, is made out of antique suitcases, one of the many vintage-inspired pieces displayed throughout the property.

Building on the success of two enVision properties already members of the Ascend Hotel Collection properties, the enVision Hotel Management Company announced the opening of the enVision St. Paul South to further build out its "mini-brand." This location joins sister properties in Boston Longwood and Boston Everett in Massachusetts. All three hotels are designed for travelers seeking a unique experience with a neighborhood charm.

"We are so proud to welcome a third enVision hotel into the Ascend Hotel Collection," said Janis Cannon, senior vice president of upscale brands for Choice Hotels. "It is proof to us that the quiet but powerful backing of the Ascend Hotel Collection is equipping these properties with the right business tools so they can focus on the guest experience. This trio of hotels truly captures the spirit of Ascend and further strengthens our diverse portfolio of distinctive independent hotels and resorts."

enVision St. Paul South combines a vintage aesthetic with local neighborhood charm. The hotel boasts an in-house restaurant, "Against the Grain," which offers a well-rounded selection of comfort foods and local favorites as well as an extensive beer, wine and hand-crafted cocktail selection, with the option for dining, takeout and room service. The hotel also offers meeting spaces tailored to fit social gatherings and corporate affairs with rooms that can accommodate up to 380 guests as well as weekly soirees in the lobby bringing guests together. The hotel is located near a variety of attractions to explore in town, including the Como Park Zoo, Conservatory, Science Museum of Minnesota Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing, Cathedral of St. Paul, Xcel Energy Center, Mall of America, Minnesota Museum of American Art and US Bank Stadium.

"We're excited to continue our relationship with Ascend with this next endeavor at enVision St. Paul South," said Gautam Sharma, President, Global Vision Hotels. "Our successful partnership with Ascend has given us the opportunity to continue to expand the enVision experience and we feel so fortunate to broaden our offering to travelers seeking a vintage taste of the local surroundings."

The 85-room hotel features smoke-free guest rooms with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, robes and slippers, complimentary bottled water and Keurig coffee makers as well as free hot breakfast for every guest. The hotel has an indoor heated pool and exercise room as well as a business center complete with copy, print and fax machines, and a computer with Internet access.

Ascend Hotel Collection hotels and resorts offers a variety of properties in key locations across the United States. For a complete listing of properties, visit www.choicehotels.com/ascend.

Ascend Hotel Collection®: let the destination reach you.
The best travel experiences can't be found in a guidebook. That's why the one-of-a-kind, upscale properties in the Ascend Hotel Collection® membership program let you focus on your destination in a whole new way. Each Ascend® hotel is a unique reflection of its local community, with staff committed to sharing their insider knowledge of the places, moments and experiences that makes each destination special. You'll discover hidden treasures off the beaten path, and find the true local flavor you crave.   

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest lodging companies. With more than 6,400 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International® represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe.  As of June 30, 2016, 673 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™ brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 28 million members and counting, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from instant, every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join.  All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.

© 2016 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.

One of the 85 beautifully decorated guest rooms at the enVision Hotel St. Paul South, an Ascend Hotel Collection member.

 

Ascend Hotel Collection

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