The Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International has welcomed the Beaufort Hotel to its portfolio of unique, boutique, and historic hotels and resorts that reflect their surrounding community.
The brand’s newest addition, situated on the idyllic Crystal Coast, channels the Tar Heel State’s rich maritime culture and highlights the collection’s continued growth in top destinations across the country.
Located on the Southern Outer Banks, the Beaufort Hotel is conveniently located at 2440 Lennoxville Road just minutes from the heart of Beaufort.
Founded in 1709, Beaufort was recently recognised as “America’s favourite town” by Travel + Leisure Magazine and the “South’s best small town” by Southern Living.
When they’re not exploring the boutique-lined streets of downtown, guests can enjoy the hotel’s full-service marina with boat slips and dockage available.
Other top features of the Beaufort Hotel includestunning views of Taylor Creek and the Rachel Carlson Nature Reserve, a small network of islands and salt bayous home to more than 30 wild horses.
Amenities also include 133 spacious guestrooms, featuring nautical hues, coastal décor, and premium linens and bath amenities, over 10,000-square-feet of flexible event space for meetings, conferences and weddings, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre, seasonal outdoor pool and whirlpool.
Onsite dining for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch at 34° North, the hotel’s 200-seat waterfront and outdoor patio restaurant is known for its locally sourced fare.
The restaurant is also recognised as Eastern North Carolina’s first full-service, green restaurant.
Convenient access to several attractions, including the North Carolina Maritime Museum, Harvey W Smith Watercraft Center, Crystal Coast beaches, Old Burying Ground, Fort Macon State Park, and the North Carolina Aquarium.
The property is also near the Duke Marine Lab and the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, and a short ferry ride away from the islands of Shackleford Banks and the Cape Lookout National Seashore and Lighthouse.
Access to unique North Carolina coastal experiences including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, shelling, water excursions, parasailing, walking and bike tours.
The hotel is owned by Beaufort Hospitality Enterprises, LLC and managed by North Carolina-based Concord Hospitality, an award-winning hotel development and management company.
Currently, the Ascend Hotel Collection has more than 250 hotels open and more than 70 hotels in the pipeline worldwide.