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Apr. 5, 2013

Ascend Hotel Collection Opens Three Properties In Baltimore

By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor

Ascend Hotel Collection announced last week its debut in Baltimore, with the opening of three boutique hotels in the vibrant waterfront neighborhoods of Inner Harbor and historic Fells Point. Just last month, the company expanded its fast-growing portfolio with the addition of new boutique hotels in Napa Valley, Sedona, Carmel and New Orleans, and it plans to open even more properties in such premier destinations as Las Vegas, Aruba, Miami, Orlando and Cape Cod.

The three hotels are the Inn at Henderson’s Wharf, Pier 5 and Admiral Fell Inn. Meyer Jabara Hotels, an award-winning hospitality company, owns and manages them.

The Inn at Henderson’s Wharf is located on the Fells Point waterfront, close to boutiques, bars and restaurants. It was founded in 1893 and today is one of Baltimore’s top-rated hotels on TripAdvisor. With 38 newly upgraded guestrooms and two meeting rooms, the Inn offers its customers complimentary continental breakfast daily and an on-site 24-hour fitness center.

Pier 5 is also located on a private pier in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. It has 66 guestrooms and 7,300 square feet of meeting and reception space for exquisite weddings and meetings. The National Aquarium, restaurants, nightlife and shops are all close by.

The Admiral Fell Inn is a European-style boutique hotel located on the Fells Point waterfront near pubs, restaurants and shops. A charter member of the Historic Hotels of America, the hotel is comprised of seven brick buildings dating back to the 1770s. It has 3,500 square feet of meeting and event space and 80 refurbished guestrooms and suites.

“Since its launch just a little more than four years ago, Ascend Hotel Collection has had incredible growth, adding distinctive properties operated by some of the top companies in the industry,” said Michael Murphy , senior vice president of upscale brands at Choice Hotels, in a press statement. “Our latest additions are true to the Ascend DNA. Within walking distance to great restaurants, nightlife and attractions, these exceptional hotels showcase the best of the local culture and go out of their way to help guests feel in the know about all that this city has to offer.”

Ascend Hotel Collection is part of Choice Hotels International, Inc. It currently has 80 hotels open throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean.

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