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Carriage Ridge Resort opens in the Horseshoe Valley


Latest opening marks the 26th Ascend Hotel Collection® property in Canada

TORONTO, ON (January 3, 2023) – Choice Hotels Canada is pleased to announce the latest addition to its Ascend Hotel Collection® with the opening of Carriage Ridge Resort in the township of Oro-Medonte. The Ascend Hotel Collection is a network of upscale resorts, historic properties and boutique hotels that offer guests a uniquely local experience. Located within the Horseshoe Valley, the expansive resort spans 28 acres and is the 26th Canadian member of the global Ascend Hotel Collection.

“We are pleased to build on our long-standing collaboration with Sunray Group of Hotels, the owners of Carriage Ridge Resort,'' says Brian Leon, CEO of Choice Hotels Canada. “This hotel is well located for guests looking to enjoy any number of year-round outdoor activities at Horseshoe Valley, including skiing, hiking, or a spa day.”

The resort has no shortage of outdoor space and comes outfitted with a spacious patio, barbeque area, firepit, children's playground and games including shuffleboard and horseshoes. Indoors, guests can enjoy the pool and hot tub, fitness center and games room. Accommodations at Carriage Ridge Resort include one and two-bedroom suites that can comfortably sleep groups up to eight. Select suites also include kitchens, fireplaces and balconies. All guest rooms come equipped with microwaves and refrigerators for convenience and comfort and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

“We are proud to add another Ascend Hotel Collection property to our portfolio and believe this unique resort has a lot to offer for guests - whether they’re travelling to experience the area's attractions or visiting friends or family,” says Kenny Gibson, President of Sunray Group of Hotels. “Carriage Ridge Resort offers something for everyone and we are confident it’ll be well received by guests year-round.”

Carriage Ridge Resort is located at 3303 Line 3 N in Oro-Medonte, conveniently across the street from the highly-rated Vettä Nordic Spa which opened earlier this year. The spa offers an authentic Finnish hydrotherapy cycle of heat, cold and relaxation. Guests can also enjoy massages and cuisine at either the Finnish-inspired restaurant or in-spa bistro. For travellers looking for adventure, there are nearby trails for hiking and mountain biking, golf courses in the summer and skiing at Horseshoe Resort and Mount St. Louis Moonstone.

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About Choice Hotels Canada®:

Choice Hotels Canada is one of the largest and most successful lodging franchisors in the country with more than 330 properties currently open. The Choice™ family of hotel brands provide business and leisure travellers with a range of high-quality lodging options, including limited to full-service hotels in the upscale, mid-scale, extended stay and economy segments. Brands in Canada include Ascend Hotel Collection®, Comfort™, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn®. All hotels are independently owned and operated. Choice Hotels Canada is a master franchisee of Choice Hotels International, Inc., with nearly 7,500 hotels, representing nearly 630,000 rooms, in 46 countries and territories as of September 30, 2022. The award-winning Choice Privileges® loyalty program offers members benefits from everyday rewards to exceptional experiences. For more information, visit

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