The Clifton -Florida’s first LEED Gold hotel- just joined the Ascend Hotel Collection membership program from Choice Hotels International, an elite portfolio of independent hotels. As part of this global network, the property remains independently owned and operated, while gaining a presence on ChoiceHotels.com, one of the industry’s most visited websites, drawing 100 million visits annually. The Clifton also gets a loyalty program, Choice Privileges, with more than 15 million rewards members worldwide.
This 35-room boutique hotel is located in the heart of the historic Art Deco District, one-half block from the beach and a short stroll to South Beach’s famous nightlife, shops and restaurants. The Clifton underwent a multi-million-dollar eco-renovation and reopened in 2010 with its historic, Art Deco facade refreshed and redesigned interiors that are fresh, hip and environmentally friendly.
Contemporary decor features custom furnishings made locally with bamboo. Guestrooms are outfitted with modern LED lighting, and beds boast comfortable mattresses created from renewable materials and topped with soft pillows made of recycled bottle fibers that are allergen-free and anti-microbial. Among the many other green features: solar power, an occupancy-sensing energy management system, high-efficiency faucets and air conditioning system, water-conserving dual-flush toilets and energy-efficient windows. The lobby bar serves up organic wines and cocktails along with traditional South Beach favorites. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast as well as VIP passes to nightclubs and pre-parties.
Launched in the fall of 2008, Ascend Hotel Collection today has more than 75 distinctive hotels in theUnited States, Canada, the Caribbean, Scandinavia and Costa Rica. The fast-growing portfolio appeals to savvy travelers who like to immerse themselves in a destination and live like the locals when they travel.