Choice Hotels International is adding 21 Bluegreen Vacation Club resorts to its Ascend Collection, bringing the total number of hotels under that upscale umbrella to 95.

Bluegreen properties in Cape Cod, Mass; Las Vegas; Miami; and Aruba will be among those added to the Ascend Collection. As part of the agreement, Bluegreen’s 170,000 members will get discounted rates at Choice’s franchised hotels.

Also, Choice Hotels is adding nine U.K. hotels under the Quality and Clarion Collection brands through an agreement with Akkeron Hotels Group.

And, Choice has reached development agreements for the first Cambria Suites hotels in Phoenix and Texas.

Cambria Suites Phoenix-Desert Ridge will have 121 rooms, while Cambria Suites Plano (just north of Dallas) will have 129 rooms. Cambria Suites’ next new property will open in Miami by June.

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