Posts Tagged ‘Ascend Collection’

Choice Hotels Launches Free-Night Travel Promo for Choice Privileges Members, Valid at 1,500 Lodgings

March 7, 2012

Virginian Suites, a member of the Ascend Collection of hotels, in Arlington, Virginia, offers 261 apartment-style suites and a lovely lounge where breakfast is served. The hotel is two miles from downtown Washington DC and a 15 minute walk from the Rosslyn Metro Station. One of the Choice Hotels group, travelers who stay two separate times at a Choice Hotels property can earn enough Choice Privileges rewards points for a free night at more than 1,500 Choice Hotels lodgings © 2012 Karen Rubin/

Stay twice and get a free night.

That’s the gist of a new spring travel promotion from Choice Hotels International.

From March 8 – May 8, travelers who stay two separate times at a Choice Hotels property can earn enough Choice Privileges rewards points for a free night at more than 1,500 Choice Hotels lodgings.

This is one of the company’s most popular promotions, with the bonus of having no limit on how many free nights travelers can earn.

To be eligible, travelers must be members of the Choice Privileges loyalty program and make their reservations at or toll-free at 800.4CHOICE.

The Stay Two Separate Times, Earn One Night Free promotion is wide in reach, available at participating Choice Hotels properties throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico, Central America, Australia and the Caribbean. And it’s good at all 10 Choice Hotels brands: Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn plus the Ascend Collection membership program.

Many of these well-priced hotels offer great perks, too, like free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. To get more information, visit

For more travel features, visit:

Virginian Suites apartment-style hotel near DC offers special $139 rate

October 14, 2011

Virginian Suites apartment-style hotel just two miles from downtown Washington DC offers the comforts of home and the service of a fine hotel © 2011 Karen Rubin/

Through the end of this year, special rates at Virginian Suites start at $139 per night. Less than two miles from downtown Washington, D.C., the hotel is close to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Arlington National Cemetery and just a mile from the lively shops, restaurants and nightlife of historic Georgetown.

Virginian Suites just joined the Ascend Collection membership program from Choice Hotels International. As part of this elite network, the stylish property remains independently owned, while also gaining a global reservations system and a guests rewards program with more than 13 million members worldwide.

The 261-room hotel has large apartment-style suites, 24-hour high-tech gym, a business center, meeting and event space, and an outdoor swimming pool opened seasonally. Studio and one-bedroom suites range from 440 – 610 square feet. Each suite features a fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen HDTV. For families and extended stays, one-bedroom suites also house living rooms and dining rooms, and many suites boast large windows with dramatic city views. A brief stroll away, guests can hop on the Metro and take it one stop to the fashionable West End neighborhood and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Less than five miles away, they can visit the National Zoo, monuments, White House, U.S. Capitol and renowned museums.

Ascend Collection appeals to a growing number of travelers who like to discover independent, upscale hotels with unique ambiance and local flair when visiting new cities.

Virginian Suites, 1500 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22209, 866-371-1446,

 See Virginian Suites offers home away from home, excellent value when visiting DC

Ascend Collection from Choice Hotels Spreads Holiday Cheer With Winter Packages

December 4, 2010

Members of Ascend Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. have come up with eclectic packages to make holiday/winter travel affordable and fun: Ski with the Rocky Mountains as your backdrop, spend a day at the spa in California Wine Country, or take a bite out of the Big Apple with special rates to fill your holidays with cheer. Wherever you stay, Ascend Collection indie hotels offer a true taste of the local culture. For holiday and winter packages to delight, try one of these offerings from this elite network of historic, boutique and unique hotels in top destinations throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. (Package rates below do not include tax.)

GEM HOTELS, New York, N.Y.
The Cool Yule Package from GEM Hotels offers holiday rates from a joyful $150 per night. These boutique properties are located in three iconic New York City neighborhoods: SoHo, Chelsea and Midtown West. Cool Yule is valid Nov. 21 – 30 and Dec. 16 – 27.

Looking to save even more? Complete GEM’S Holiday-Themed Scavenger Hunt and receive a 25 percent discount on a return stay between Jan. 1 – March 31, 2011. The scavenger hunt invites guests to get into the holiday spirit with fun activities. Take a picture of a holiday-themed NYC department store window or sing a Christmas carol for the front desk team as part of the hunt to earn more savings.

GEM Hotels have a neighborhood feel, with the properties’ energy and colors reflecting the surrounding chic art galleries, boutique shops, restaurants, nightlife and treasured historic attractions. The hotels have free Wi-Fi and guestrooms with flat-panel LCD televisions, iPod docks and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, among other amenities.

THE WOODLANDS INN, Wilkes-Barre, Penn.
Ring in 2011 with the New Years Eve Package at The Woodlands Inn nestled in the foothills of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. This two-night package includes lodging, breakfast buffet, $10 worth of free slot play per person at the Mohegan Sun Casino just one mile away, and discounts at the inn’s restaurant and spa. Priced at $439.00 per couple, the New Years Eve 2011 Package is valid Thurs. and Fri., Dec. 30 – 31, or Fri. and Sat., Dec. 31 – Jan. 1.

The savings continue through the New Year. The Woodlands’ Ski 2010 – 2011 Package invites skiers to immerse themselves in the area’s natural beauty with nightly rates from $119 (weekdays) and $139 (weekends). This package includes hot breakfast buffet; $10.00 voucher for Mohegan Sun Casino; complimentary shuttle to the Mohegan Sun; and discounts for the hotel, casino and lift tickets. Valid Dec. 1, 2010, – March 31, 2011.

Located in historic Wilkes Barre, The Woodlands Resort provides a scenic base from which to explore the region’s renowned ski trails, sports arenas, shopping and dining. This 150-room lodging houses two restaurants, a spa, bar and lounge, nightclub, business center, ballroom and conference rooms, all set on manicured grounds next to the picturesque Laurel Run Stream.

Pamper yourself in California Wine Country at this charming, 43-room lodging. Baechtel Creek Inn beckons with the Spa Sleepover Break Package, which includes a one- or two-night stay in a Superior Room with a complimentary bottle of Mendocino County Wine and a signature 60-minute spa treatment for two guests at the onsite Spa at Baechtel Creek. This offer is available through Dec. 31, 2010. Packages start at $280 for one night and $385 for a two-night stay, based on double occupancy.

Baechtel Creek Inn & Spa is set amidst the wineries and Redwood Forests in the historic town of Willits on California’s spectacular Mendocino Coast. Situated beside a tranquil creek, this property has free Wi-Fi and stylish guestrooms with luxurious bedding and robes. The Spa at Baechtel Creek offers the finest organic skin and body care treatments. Guests also enjoy complimentary continental breakfast. Award-winning wineries, hiking trails, golf courses, art galleries, boutique shops and the stunning Mendocino Coast are all within easy reach.

THE GOLDEN HOTEL, Golden, Colo.,
For a gift your avid traveler will love, give a romantic getaway to The Golden Hotel in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The Golden Romance Package includes deluxe accommodations for two, a bottle of wine, box of decadently delicious chocolates, $30 voucher for breakfast at the hotel’s Bridgewater Grill and late checkout. Rates start at $189 per night.

Located in the heart of historic downtown Golden, the Golden Hotel overlooks picturesque Clear Creek and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. This 62-room, pet-friendly lodge welcomes with a lively bar, fitness center, meeting space, business center and the casual full-service Bridgewater Grill. Guestrooms and suites have complimentary high-speed Internet access, large flat-panel televisions and ultra-comfy robes and bedding. Downtown Denver attractions are 12 miles away, and ski trails are nearby too. Minutes away are art galleries, boutique shops and cultural attractions.

For more information on these and other Ascend Collection properties or to make reservations, call 800.4CHOICE or visit

About Ascend Collection
Ascend Collection made its debut in late 2008 and now has 37 hotels throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Members include The GEM Hotels with three properties in New York City; Inn of Chicago, one-half block from The Magnificent Mile; O’Brien Historic Hotel in Texas, one block from the lively San Antonio River Walk; the historic Hotel Bothwell, Sedalia, Mo.; Le Consulat, within walking distance from Condado Beach, San Juan, P.R.; and Inn on the Lake, just outside Halifax, N.S. For more information on this collection of Historic, Boutique and Unique and hotels, visit

For more holiday specials and hotel/resort features, go to