GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, announced continued Caribbean growth with the addition of the elegant 25-room Opus Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana on the coast of South America to its growing list of unique upscale properties. The Opus is the twelfth hotel in Choice Hotels' Caribbean portfolio.
The Opus Hotel is situated in a prime location in Stabroek, located in central Georgetown, near several regional and international development organizations. The hotel offers easy access to the area's art and craft museums, popular restaurants, nightlife and numerous cultural heritage sites, including the Monument of Queen Victoria and St. George's Cathedral. The hotel also provides convenient access to the University of Guyana, the Georgetown Seawall and a variety of attractions such as Promenade Gardens, Marine Turtle Monument, Walter Roth Museum and Brickdam Cathedral.
"We are very excited to expand the Ascend Hotel Collection into Guyana. The collection strives to heighten the guest experience by bringing the local colors and character into the hotel. With its tropical climate and quaint Dutch and Victorian influenced architecture, the capital city of Georgetown is an exceptional destination with much to offer visitors and eco tourists," said Neil Cantor, head of Ascend Hotel Collection for Choice Hotels International. "The Opus Hotel delivers on the Ascend Collection's promise to offer a distinct and memorable experience while providing exceptional guest services."
The Opus Hotel features 23 standard guest rooms and two executive rooms, complete with hardwood floors and jetted tubs. The hotel also boasts impeccable amenities such as a restaurant and bar, small meeting room facilities, complimentary parking, Wi-Fi and more. Adding a twist to Choice's signature free hot breakfast, the Opus Hotel will also serve local favorites such as saltfish, metagee, pepperpot, cook-up rice and a variety of Caribbean curry dishes.
"I am confident that this relationship with Choice's Ascend Hotel Collection is not only the right fit for the Opus Hotel, but will also help elevate Guyana's image in the global travel marketplace," said Wilfred Brandford, owner of the Opus Hotel.
The Choice Hotels International Caribbean portfolio currently includes hotels in the Caribbean islands of the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Aruba, Curacao, The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and now Guyana. For further information, visit www.choicecaribbean.com.
Ascend Hotel Collection®: let the destination reach you. The best travel experiences can't be found in a guidebook. That's why the one-of-a-kind, upscale properties in the Ascend Hotel Collection® membership program let you focus on your destination in a whole new way. Each Ascend® hotel is a unique reflection of its local community, with staff committed to sharing their insider knowledge of the places, moments and experiences that makes each destination special. You'll discover hidden treasures off the beaten path, and find the true local flavor you crave.
About Choice Hotels Choice Hotels International, Inc.® (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest lodging companies. With more than 6,300 hotels franchised in more than 35 countries and territories, we represent more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of September 30, 2015, 638 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 24 million members and counting, check out our Choice Privileges® rewards program to see how you can reap the benefits of being a member of the Choice Hotels® family. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information. All hotels are individually owned and operated.
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