The Ascend Hotel Collection honors The Wyvern Hotel with the “Ascending Community Service Award”

The Ascending Community Service Award is given annually to a hotel team or individual who has gone above and beyond to drive hotel performance while being a contributing partner in improving the community of which they are a part. The Wyvern Hotel received the award for its efforts to support local children’s charities, such as Back Pack Kidz, as well as the arts community. As part of these efforts, the property works with the Visual Arts Center to showcase the work of local artists in the hotel every six months.

“The Ascend Hotel Collection is known for providing guests with an authentically local stay. As part of this, it is important that hotels are also committed to serving the communities in which they work and live,” said Janis Canon, Senior Vice President, Premium Brands, Choice Hotels. “We look forward to welcoming more hotels like the Wyvern to our portfolio. Not only does the property represent the best of Ascend and its unparalleled upscale experience with a rooftop bar and restaurant with panoramic views of the which are favorites of local residents, yet they are deeply engaged and integrated into the fabric of the community and support a variety of children’s and arts organizations – which is exactly why this hotel is so deserving of the Ascending Community Service Award .”

Located at 101 East Retta Esplanade, the Wyvern Hotel offers a chic boutique experience in florida Gulf Coast area, with European-inspired decor and upscale amenities, including a Perch360 rooftop lounge and heated rooftop pool overlooking the scenic waters of Charlotte Harbor. The hotel is just a 15-minute walk from the town center, which is full of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, with Englewood Beach just a 30-minute drive away.

“We are honored to win the Ascending Community Service Award for our efforts in the local arts and children’s communities. Service is at the heart of everything we do in the hospitality industry, from providing a outstanding experience to our hotel guests or being a good teammate in the community,” said Ketan Vora, founding partner, Edgewater Group. “When we signed up to be part of Ascend, we knew it was a good match considering all the tools and resources they provide to improve our ROI, but what we didn’t know was That’s how aligned our values ​​were with being positive members of the community, in addition to providing an upscale, first-class stay for travelers.”

The Ascend Hotel Collection has nearly 390 hotels open worldwide as of June 30, 2021. In the second quarter of this year, Ascend partnered with Cambria Hotels to set a record for upscale national openings for Choice Hotels in the first half, including 22 properties added as part of the company’s strategic alliance with Penn. NationalGaming. In the last few months alone, Ascend has welcomed new hotels on the east coast of Maryland to the scenic mountains in the southeast corner of New Mexico.

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