Choice Hotels International has just introduced its Ascend Collection, offering meeting and event planners a quick and easy way to find out-of-the-ordinary venues. The Collection is comprised of 23 historic, boutique and unique lodgings across the US and the Caribbean. It includes:

• The Golden Hotel in historic downtown Golden, CO., in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains yet minutes from Denver's business district. The 62-room lodge boasts 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

• The Baechtel Creek Inn & Spa, a scenic retreat amidst the wineries and redwood forests in the heart of California's Mendocino Coast, just north of San Francisco. The inn houses a business center and the Redwood Room for small meetings and events.

Lodging Promo