ROCKVILLE, Md., July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, named the Riverside Hotel, a member of the Ascend Hotel Collection, the winner of the Ascend Hotel Collection's 2015 Hotel of the Year Award. This honor, recognizing the hotel's commitment to providing an exceptional guest experience, was recently announced at Choice Hotels' 61st Annual Convention in Las Vegas.
"When the Riverside Hotel opened its doors, it was a true hidden gem. After joining Choice Hotels in 2013 as an Ascend Hotel Collection member, the Riverside Hotel has realized growth, increased exposure and industry awards," said Steve Joyce, president and CEO of Choice Hotels International. "Not only has the Riverside Hotel built and maintained a stunning property to complement their beautiful surroundings, but they have set the bar to the highest level of customer service and guest satisfaction. We are extremely proud that the Riverside Hotel is part of our distinctive Ascend Hotel Collection and congratulate them on their achievement as Hotel of the Year."
The Ascend Hotel Collection is a network of upscale unique independent hotels that offer an authentic local experience, designed specifically for travelers who appreciate a one of a kind hotel with a strong local flair.
"The ownership, management and staff are honored to receive the Hotel of the Year award. It is through vision of ownership, dedication by management and perseverance and a consistently high level of service demonstrated by staff at Riverside Hotel that this is achieved," said General Manager Frank LaGrande.
The Riverside Hotel opened in 2008, built on the site of an old motel that had been a popular vacation spot since the early 1900s. Owner Pierre Saba had a vision of a top-of-the-line hotel with luxurious furnishings, beautiful details throughout the property and oversized guest rooms that offered views of the tranquil Connecticut River from every room. General Manager Frank LaGrande was brought on board, and soon after, the Riverside Hotel became a member of the Choice Hotels' Ascend Hotel Collection, taking the hotel to the next level. The increased exposure for the property has resulted in the hotel welcoming even more guests to the scenic southwestern corner of New Hampshire.
The Riverside Hotel, nestled along the banks of the Connecticut River, provides guests staying for business or for pleasure a relaxing, bucolic setting. The property's large conference and banquet room, the Viviane Veranda, is perfect for wedding receptions, banquets, parties, or any special occasion. Located between Keene, New Hampshire and Brattleboro, Vermont, the property is near many area attractions, including Landmark College and Marlboro College, ski resorts at Mount Snow and shopping at the famous Vermont Country Store. Also nearby are Keene State College, Madame Sherri Forest, the Brattleboro Museum and the Grafton Village Cheese Company.
The hotel's 34 spacious guest rooms feature gleaming hardwood floors and king-size Sleep Number beds in every room. All rooms face the Connecticut River, and there are also guest rooms available with private balconies, whirlpool baths and kitchen facilities. Guests enjoy amenities such as free continental breakfast, free high-speed Internet, a fitness room, and a free daily newspaper. The genuine, caring staff strives to meet every guest's needs, and continually exceed expectations.
Choice Hotels International's Hotel of the Year Award winners are selected by the Choice Hotels Owners Council and are presented to properties that demonstrate lodging excellence and offer guest experiences that set the standard for the industry. Nominees are all ranked at the top of hotels within their brand.
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 March 31, 2015, 615 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 23 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.
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