Ascend Collection is a network of Historic, Boutique and Unique hotels that gives customers an authentic, local experience. It was designed specifically for people who appreciate an upscale hotel with a strong local flair. Member hotels share a passion for delivering attentive service to guests seeking a more experimental travel experience. And since the properties are independently owned and associated with Choice Hotels, customers get the peace of mind that comes with a national brand. Ascend Collection hotels must embody one of three distinct categories - Historic, Boutique or Unique and show a commitment to service excellence.