Yesterday, the Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH 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.
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.
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