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Inn by the Sea Selected for Virtuoso® 2012 ‘Best of the Best’ Hotel Award


                      Inn by the Sea Selected for Virtuoso® 2012 ‘Best of the Best’ Hotel Award


Cape Elizabeth, Maine June 30, 2012…..Inn by the Sea has been selected as a nominee for Virtuoso’s® prestigious “Best of the Best” Hotel Awards for 2012, announced the Inn’s General Manager, Sara Masterson.  The Virtuoso ® luxury travel network first introduced their awards program six years ago, to recognize some of the world’s finest properties, representing the highest standards in designated categories. Inn by the Sea was nominated for being most socially responsible.

Inn by the Sea, a luxury resort located on a mile of unspoiled sand just 7 miles south of the urban chic small port city of Portland, is Maine’s premier beach destination.  The Inn went through a massive renovation in 2008 adding many upscale amenities including a cozy fireplace lounge, ocean view dining in Sea Glass restaurant and a full service SPA. In June 2012 the Inn opened newly constructed, luxury one and two bedroom ocean view Beach Suites with spacious living areas, furnished outdoor decks, lavish baths and fully equipped kitchens.

Inn by the Sea has long been committed to both outstanding hospitality and environmental responsibility, blending luxury, service and an exceptional guest stay with sustainability. Virtuoso’s® nomination recognizes Inn by the Sea’s commitment to a luxury guest experience as well as minimizing the impact of hotel operations with of eco friendly initiatives and an appreciation of all things local.

“We are delighted to have been included in the selection for ‘Best of the Best’,” stated Masterson. “Receiving this award nomination is a true honor, as this is recognition signifies Inn by the Sea is a standout amongst Virtuoso’s® global luxury portfolio of 975 hotels, resorts, villas and private islands in 95 countries.

Inn by the Sea has many sustainable design features in place, such as solar panels, dual flush toilets, and recycled flooring. The Inn by the Sea has also collaborated with the Department of Conservation to restore habitat for endangered New England cottontail rabbits, and works with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on a sustainable seafood program. Inn by the Sea has both a Maine Department of Environmental Protection Green Lodging, and Silver LEED ® certifications.

Virtuoso’s® award nomination for “Best of the Best” states that it “recognizes a hotel dedicated to making a difference through innovative local or global environmental programs that make the world a better place, whether a green initiative or a community education program.” Winners will be announced August 15, 2012 at Virtuoso’s® Hotels and Resorts dinner at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

About Inn by the Sea: The eco-luxury Inn by the Sea is located on sandy Crescent Beach in the charming coastal town of Cape Elizabeth, just minutes from Portland’s historic Old Port. Inn by the Sea is set in a location of unspoiled beauty and offers guests unsurpassed personalized service.  The Inn redefines coastal eco- luxury with a combination of modern and environmentally friendly design features. Children and pets warmly welcomed, water activities and golf nearby. 7 miles to Portland’s thriving small port city, 15 minutes from Portland’s International Airport.

FMI Rauni Kew, Inn by the Sea, 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107. 207-799-3134 Cell: 207-602-8500. Email: rkew@innbythesea.com


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