The Waters, nestled within Arkansas Hot Springs National Park, is among the latest hotel properties to join the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH). Known for celebrating and inspiring individuality, the Ascend Hotel Collection is the first and largest global soft brand featuring best in class unique, boutique and historic independent hotels and resorts.
"We are so proud to welcome The Waters to the Ascend Hotel Collection. From its ideal location and soothing design aesthetic to its warm service culture, The Waters adds a truly distinctive offering from the heart of Arkansas to this rapidly expanding global portfolio," said Janis Cannon, senior vice president of upscale brands for Choice Hotels. "This unique, historic gem offers travelers a peek into history, while still providing the modern amenities and conveniences that upscale travelers expect."
The 62-room boutique hotel is centrally located in the Hot Springs Central Avenue Historic District. As the region's name implies, for generations, people have travelled to the hot springs to 'take to the waters'. Today, visitors still enjoy the natural setting at nearby spas, including Quapaw Baths and Spa, a sister property to The Waters.
Inside the hotel, design touches highlight this local history. Three-story tall Corinthian terracotta columns welcome guests in the historic 1913 marble lobby, which was once a doctor's office that dispensed prescriptions for the therapeutic baths.
The hotel's restaurant, The Avenue, is led by Le Cordon Bleu graduate and recent Arkansas Hospitality Association winner Casey Copeland. The establishment is best known for its southern artisan cuisine and wide variety of unique small plates and shareables.
Other amenities include:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Valet Parking
- Dry cleaning services
- Attached boutique offering make-up services and beauty products called Blushed Beauty Boutique
- Refrigerators available in every guest room
- Direct access to the Hot Springs National Park hiking trails
- Spa services available at sister property, Quapaw Baths and Spa, located across the street
"Joining forces with the Ascend Hotel Collection underscores our commitment to delivering one-of-a-kind, memorable guest experiences that will help continue to revitalize downtown Hot Springs and attract more visitors," said Robert Zunick, Co-Owner. "Choice Hotels pioneered the hotel soft brand concept with the Ascend Hotel Collection, so we know we are in excellent hands and on board with the best."
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