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Choice’s Ascend Collection Announces 1st Canada Hotel

Choice’s Ascend Collection Announces 1st Canada Hotel

Choice Hotels International Inc. announces the addition of its first member hotel in Canada for the company’s Ascend Collection—the Inn on the Lake hotel of Fall River, Nova Scotia. Ascend Collection is an elite network of Historic, Unique and Boutique hotels across the United States and the Caribbean.

“With the addition of our first Canadian property for Ascend Collection, we look forward to growing this membership program even further internationally,” said Kevin Lewis, president of upscale and extended stay brands for Choice Hotels International. “The growth and development of Ascend Collection so far has been unparalleled and we’re sure to see great things from it in the future.”

Ascend Collection answers the desires of a growing number of consumers seeking unique and authentic travel experiences. As a member of Ascend Collection, the Inn on the Lake hotel now has access to the international resources of a lodging powerhouse like Choice Hotels, while maintaining its local presence and individual charm. Inn on the Lake now offers guests points towards free nights, flights and other rewards through the company’s Choice Privileges rewards program, plus easy booking and a powerful online presence at

“We’re excited to bring Ascend Collection to Canada, and Inn on the Lake is a perfect example of the kind of distinctive, high-service property the collection was created for,” says Tim Oldfield, managing director for Choice Hotels Canada.

Through March 31, Inn on the Lake rates start at $119 per night. A local favorite, the award-winning 39-room Inn on the Lake, as Ascend Collection hotel, offers the intimacy of a four-star country inn. A 10-minute drive from Stanfield International Airport, the Inn on the Lake is set on four acres of rolling parklands and white-sand beaches on Lake Thomas. Exteriors feature French country architectural design, providing the ambiance of a rural retreat at the edge of the city.


“Inn on the Lake truly represents the high caliber of lodging options that we’ve worked to include in Ascend Collection since its launch early last year,” said Stacy Ragland, vice president of Ascend Collection for Choice Hotels International. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer our Ascend Collection guests a new international option and hope to add even more in the future.”

The Inn on the Lake, an Ascend Collection hotel, offers well-appointed guestrooms and one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. Accommodation features include free Wi-Fi, plush bedding and elegant dark-wood furnishings. The full-service Encore restaurant is a favorite among area food lovers, serving up creative cuisine enhanced by fresh local ingredients. The restaurant opens onto a covered deck for seasonal alfresco dining. Oliver’s lounge has the cozy feel of an Old English pub.