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Inn by the Sea Receives Preferred Hotels GIFFTS Award Published May 2018
May
15
2018

Inn by the Sea Receives Preferred Hotels GIFFTS Award

Maine’s Inn by the Sea was recognized by Preferred Hotels & Resorts® with a GIFFTS Pineapple Award (Great Initiatives for Today’s, Tomorrow’s Society) presented to the Inn’s General Manager, Michael Briggs, at the Preferred Global Conference in San Diego, California on May 4, 2018. Preferred Hotels & Resorts® recognizes member hotels that have demonstrated excellence in their commitment to inspiring experiences for their guests and local communities annually.

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Virtuoso Traveler- Youthful Pursuits Published April 2018
April
19
2018

Virtuoso Traveler- Youthful Pursuits

Virtuoso Traveler: Soak in more of Maine's summer with a stay at Cape Elizabeth's inn by the Sea...the beach side resort's Eco initiatives dovetail with kid friendly Bug's Life tours, where children fashion bug costumes and explore indigenous gardens from an insect's perspective.

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Romantic Restaurants that Indulge Your Culinary Fantasies  Published April 2018
April
16
2018

Romantic Restaurants that Indulge Your Culinary Fantasies

Roger Sands: One of the pleasures of traveling is discovering romantic dining experiences that provide gourmet cuisine, exemplary service and an exquisite ambiance.... Only ten minutes from Portland, Inn by the Sea features the talents of Chef Andrew Chadwick at the intimate Sea Glass restaurant. Guests are treated to an extravagant dining experience with spectacular ocean views from its secluded oceanfront dining room. Chef Chadwick marries the freshest ingredients with a focus on health...special dinners often include oysters, lamb, scallops, and cauliflower a la plancha. A chocolate cake rounds out the evening.

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48 Hours Published April 2018
April
02
2018

48 Hours

Susan Axelrod: ...I head off to the Inn's luxurious SPA where I have opted for the Sea Waves massage, the body-work is done on a special surround-sound table that makes me feel as if I lying on an especially comfortable beach, feeling the vibrations of the waves as they roll in.... We are already fans of chef Andrew Chadwick's inventive food and tuck happily into lobster tacos with radish, sweet chile and avocado mousse; salmon with black rice crouton, bouillabaisse sauce , fermented fennel, and couscous, charmoula sauce, asparagus-citrus relish, and crisp kale.....

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Wag-worthy Overnights Published April 2018
April
01
2018

Wag-worthy Overnights

Editor's Picks for Dog Lovers: Rover won't care much about Inn by the Sea's many eco-friendly initiatives...but he'll be swept off his paws by the dog friendly touches at this upscale coastal Maine hotel. Plush pet blankets and Maine turn treats are standard, while the Inn-credible Pet package adds a doggie massage, nightly snacks from the gourmet pet menu, and a personalized L.L. Bean dog bed.

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More than Lobster, The Maine Thing is Inspiration Published April 2018
April
01
2018

More than Lobster, The Maine Thing is Inspiration

Mark A Thompson: Rooms with a View: Indigenous flora is also celebrated at Inn by the Sea which boasts five acres of seaside gardens flanking Crescent Beach State Park. Located a short drive from Portland in Cape Elizabeth, the luxury waterfront resort features 61 rooms, suites and cottage style suites with modern interiors, as well as Sea Glass, the award winning restaurant that serves a lobster tasting menu as well as sustainable seafood recommended by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Beachfront sunsets are followed by cocktails around an open fire pit....

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James Beard House Celebrates Maine Cuisine Published March 2018
March
01
2018

James Beard House Celebrates Maine Cuisine

Debra Bokur: On April 5, Executive Chef Andrew Chadwick will be whisked from the kitchen of his Sea Glass kitchen at Maine's Inn by the Sea to share his menu at the James Beard House in New York. Locally inspired dishes celebrate the rich bounty offered by the Maine landscape highlight Chef Chadwick's relationship with local farmers fishermen and oystermen. The Chef will be joined by Sea Glass Sommelier Donald Linscott providing selections from the Wine Spectator award- winning cellar at Sea Glass.

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These Worldwide Resorts are Making a Difference Published March 2018
March
01
2018

These Worldwide Resorts are Making a Difference

Laura Schreffler: We all like to stay in the lap of luxury but what if you could help others while enjoying yourself on holiday?.....The charming 61 room Inn by the Sea is just a stone's throw from Portland, Maine with a LEED certified SPA and several additional design features that aim to mitigate its impact on the environment...But that's not all: Inn by the Sea is also involved in copious community programs including Foster Dogs! (which works with Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland to shelter four legged friends) + Books for a Booking (which purchases books for local schools with every December reservation made....)

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Breathtaking Beach Hotels from U.S. News Best Hotels List Published February 2018
February
09
2018

Breathtaking Beach Hotels from U.S. News Best Hotels List

Carla Tracy: For a guaranteed spectacular event book Inn by the Sea with state of the art technology including LCD projectors and a high quality sound system your event is sure to run smoothly. head into the Crescent Room for 1350 sq ft of customized event space or host a more intimate meeting in the Cove Room which can seat 12-16- just make sure attendees aren't distracted by the garden and sunset over the sea. Want to take it outside? Up to 150 guests can fir on the lawn underneath a waterproof tent, where a speaker can deliver a keynote or host a social hour so attendees can network.

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Inside the World of Ultra- Luxe World of pet Pampering Published January 2018
January
01
2018

Inside the World of Ultra- Luxe World of pet Pampering

Chloe Malle: The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine has a diverse room-service menu, including homemade Meat Roaff and the signature dish- K9 ice cream, a soy milk honey and vanilla confection topped with dog-bone crumble. SPA options are just as robust.

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Winter on the Coast Published January 2018
January
01
2018

Winter on the Coast

Diane Bair & Pamela Wright: Staying seaside in winter has its own rewards. Summer crowds have thinned, high season prices have dropped, and the Atlantic is at its most dramatic....A stay at this sumptuous resort, overlooking an untamed coastline will make you love winter....Don your down and take a quiet stroll along the beach. Feeling chilly? Warm up in the spa's steam room or sauna prior to a hot oil massage..... two -bedroom Cove suites feature separate living and dining areas, sleek kitchens, modern baths, gas burning fireplaces and private decks. The newly opened beach suites have indoor/outdoor fireplaces and in your face ocean views... Portland, with its museums and boutique shopping is a mere 8 miles away (and worlds apart)

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Inn by the Sea Named Top Ten Resort Published October 2017
October
17
2017

Inn by the Sea Named Top Ten Resort

Maine’s luxurious Inn by the Sea has been selected as one of the Top 10 Resorts in New England for 2017 by Condé Nast Traveler in their Reader’s Choice Awards, which will be announced in November issues of the luxury travel magazine. “This award recognizes our staff and serves as inspiration for them to continue to exceed guest expectations, and provide memorable visitor experiences,” stated Michael Briggs, Inn by the Sea, General Manager.

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Escape the City Published August 2017
August
01
2017

Escape the City

Diane Hudson: ....A drive to Cape Elizabeth to Inn by the Sea delivers the goods. The rambling cottage glamour and shimmering seascape beyond the deck and gardens really are the cure for urban funk....We sip and sample while checking out the fine selection of paintings, many by local artists...Chef Andrew Chadwick comes to Maine by way of Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod, and the menu reflects his commitment to sustainable local seafood. ...We share an appetizer of tiny lobster tacos, each delicately crisp tortilla less than two inches across, standing upright on a dab of avocado, brimming with sweet chunks of lobster...The setting, the meal and the exceptional service and hospitality have proven a welcome escape from the city.

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Dog Days of Summer Published August 2017
August
01
2017

Dog Days of Summer

Virginia M. Wright: If you don't take your dog to Inn by the Sea you may leave with one. A foster dog from Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland is always in residence to be petted, fed and walked by staff until a guest falls in love and takes him home (total pushovers to date:96) Your own dog chooses from a gourmet menu (think "meat roaff" and "doggie gumbo") gets an room massage and finds a turn down treat at bedtime.

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Coasting to Luxury Published July 2017
July
01
2017

Coasting to Luxury

Melissa C. Gillespie: Inn by the Sea is undergoing a re imagining of its two bedroom cottage style suites with a new design that blends coastal ambiance and a contemporary vibe...when completed in June the 10 new two bedroom Cove suites will overlook seaside lawns and gardens with partial ocean views, while luxury Beach suites will have beautiful panoramas of the Atlantic.

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World's Best Beach Hotels Published April 2017
April
10
2017

World's Best Beach Hotels

Peter Schelsinger: Maine's famous for it's rocky coast, but guests at Cape Elizabeth's Inn by the Sea enjoy access to the sandy Crescent Beach. To get there they walk a private boardwalk through a wildlife sanctuary that protects endangered New England cottontail rabbits. In summer, days are spent walking the mile long beach, sunbathing and swimming...During colder months, visitors to the shingled resort can still enjoy ocean views and wildlife spotting from the comfort of their rooms which come stocked with binoculars.

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5 Eco Friendly Hotels You Need to Book Now Published April 2017
April
01
2017

5 Eco Friendly Hotels You Need to Book Now

Leigh Gotzmer: Foodies take note: Inn by the Sea's restaurant, Sea Glass, is stocked with produce from surrounding gardens- even their towel program helps fund habitat for restoration for rabbits.

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Best 5 Green Hotels & Inns in New England Published February 2017
February
01
2017

Best 5 Green Hotels & Inns in New England

Inn by the Sea....How does Maine's first hotel to have dual flush toilets, A LEED certified SPA, and a role in the New England cottontail's rebound write its next green chapter? By educating-whether a naturalist beach walk or at dinner at Sea Glass where Chef Andrew Chadwick is cooking whiting, Pollock and other abundant yet underutilized fish.

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Travel+Leisure Best in Maine Published January 2017
January
04
2017

Travel+Leisure Best in Maine

Travel+Leisure's The Best Hotel in Every State names Inn by the Sea as Best in Maine. “Best of Maine!” raved one satisfied reader, while another hailed it as “a beautiful property [with] its own private beach…that embodies the Maine experience.” Families should book a suite with a kitchen and fireplace.

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Maine Magazine Published January 2017
January
01
2017

Maine Magazine

Restaurants who participate in Out of the Blue are on a longer list of GMRI’s Culinary Partners, who commit to keeping Gulf of Maine Seafood on their menus throughout the year. One of them is Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, where Chef Andrew Chadwick has featured Whiting, Pollock, and Redfish…  “If we can support our local fishermen and give people a true taste of Maine, that’s what it’s all about.”

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Cape Elizabeth Hotels Renews for Summer Season Published December 2016
December
31
2016

Cape Elizabeth Hotels Renews for Summer Season

The Inn by the Sea will definitely not be hibernating through the winter. Rather the iconic Cape Elizabeth luxury hotel will be enjoying a rebuild that will introduce a new, contemporary coastal vibe in the form of two-bedroom cottage style suites. Highlights include traditional coastal shingle architecture exteriors with interior design touches and local artwork that play up the hotel's Atlantic address. The modern decor features mild glass, wicker and solid teak furnishings, hardwood floors, wood floors and bead board.

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Huffington Post mentions new art installation at Sea Glass Published December 2016
December
15
2016

Huffington Post mentions new art installation at Sea Glass

"Yes, you can peer at gardens, bogs, salt marsh and a slice of sea from the cozy dining space. But you can now also study a series of paintings and lithographs, the likes of Chagall and Matisse, that were recently installed on the walls: a cultural experience for all the senses."

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Books for a Booking and more featured as part of Hotels who give back in USA Today Published December 2016
December
13
2016

Books for a Booking and more featured as part of Hotels who give back in USA Today

The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, outside of Portland, has three ways in which its guests and the inn itself give back to the community.

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Boston Globe Published December 2016
December
11
2016

Boston Globe

In Cape Elizabeth Maine, the SPA at Inn by the Sea specializes in surfy massages, including on a bed that sends vibrations through your body to the sound of waves.

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Best Friends Published December 2016
December
01
2016

Best Friends

A Maine hotel opens its doors to some pretty sweet seniors… Since 2015 fifty-three dogs have found their forever homes because of their interim stay at the Inn… While guests appreciate the breathtaking waterfront views, abundant gardens and farm to fork dining experience, the glowing reviews of the Inn often mention what a lovely treat it was to be able to spend quality time with a dog.

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Gardening by the Sea Package Featured in Newsday's "Gifts for Travelers" Published November 2016
November
07
2016

Gardening by the Sea Package Featured in Newsday's "Gifts for Travelers"

Does your honey like to dig in the dirt? This Gardening Getaway in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, gives him or her plenty of opportunity to do so.

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October
2016

Conde Nast Selects Inn by the Sea as one of the Best Resorts in the North East for 2016

Condé Nast Traveler readers have once again selected Maine’s Inn by the Sea one of the Best Resorts in the Northeast in the 29th Annual Reader’s Choice Awards.

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Shape Magazine Published October 2016
October
01
2016

Shape Magazine

For a more luxurious meal, try Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea. The chef belongs to a sustainable seafood program that encourages restaurants to put underutilized species on the menu to fight overfishing.

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Zagat: 12 Under the Radar Food Destinations in the Northeast Published September 2016
September
26
2016

Zagat: 12 Under the Radar Food Destinations in the Northeast

Sea Glass, inside the Inn by the Sea, focuses on seasonal New American cuisine and seafood.

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Maine Magazine Published September 2016
September
01
2016

Maine Magazine

From its storybook site on the ocean, the Inn by the Sea has become its own unique eco system and a part of the greater eco system of coastal Maine.

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August
2016

Sea Glass Restaurant at Inn by the Sea is honored with Wine Spectator Award

Sea Glass Restaurant at Inn by the Sea is honored to be included in the select group of restaurants chosen for Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence.

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Smart Meetings Published August 2016
August
01
2016

Smart Meetings

A Deeper Shade of Green: The 61 room property is situated on a mile of sandy beach in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, a 15 minute drive from Portland. It blends understated elegance with sustainable amenities…

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July
2016

Inn by the Sea Welcomes Chef Andrew Chadwick as Executive Chef for Sea Glass

Maine’s premier beach destination, Inn by the Sea, appointed Andrew Chadwick Executive Chef of Sea Glass, the hotel’s ocean view restaurant.

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July
2016

Travel & Leisure Selects Inn by the Sea for 2016 World's Best Hotel Awards

Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards have selected Inn by the Sea as one of the 100 Best Hotels in the World, and as one of the Top Ten Resorts in the American Northeast.

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Eat Maine. Published May 2016
May
31
2016

Eat Maine.

Sea Glass is a sweet spot to enjoy fresh seafood and much much more cooked in a style that's progressive but unpretentious.

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Travel & Leisure Published May 2016
May
25
2016

Travel & Leisure

An immaculate lawn scattered with Adirondack chairs slopes towards the sea...Rooms are sunny and spacious, with balconies clearly meant to serve as sitting rooms. This might be one of the country's most approachable luxury hotels.

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Yankee Magazine Published April 2016
April
23
2016

Yankee Magazine

Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice:  Best Beach Front Inn.  Handsome rooms, suites and cottages shelter guests at this seaside resort with an outdoor saltwater pool, a restaurant and lounge with indoor and outdoor seating, and a boutique SPA.

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April
2016

Inn by the Sea welcomes new General Manager Michael Briggs

An industry veteran with extensive resort management experience, Briggs is responsible for the resort’s overall operation which includes 61 up-scale guestrooms and suites, ocean view restaurant and full service SPA.

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BELLA New York Magazine Published April 2016
April
08
2016

BELLA New York Magazine

Sicinski’s unique cooking style continually evolves....compelled by an intellectual search for complex flavors that best represent the diversity of a region his creations start with high quality, whole ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible.

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Boss Magazine Published April 2016
April
07
2016

Boss Magazine

The Inn's ocean view Sea Glass restaurant serves up captivating regional cuisine.

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Coastal Living Published April 2016
April
06
2016

Coastal Living

A stone's throw from the downtown action, the luxurious redoubtable Inn by the Sea is worth the short commute with its sandy beach, pool, spa and excellent on-site dining.

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Newsday Published April 2016
April
06
2016

Newsday

Babymoon in Maine. Go for relaxing beach walks, swim in the pool or get cozy by the fireplace in your room.

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Pratesi Living Published April 2016
April
05
2016

Pratesi Living

Late fall is an ideal time to visit the lower coastal area of Maine, right after the crowds have gone home and when the brilliant fall colors are still on the trees, just before the daily frost, and while the afternoons are still warm.

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Travel & Leisure Published January 2016
January
27
2016

Travel & Leisure

The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth’s Crescent Beach State Park is renowned for both its eco- and dog-friendliness. .... take nature walks along the beach to spot protected wildlife like New England Cottontails and Piping Plovers.

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Huffington Post Published January 2016
January
25
2016

Huffington Post

Inn by the Sea named number 1 in Top Ten Waterfront Hotels in the Northeast. Grand, but not grandiose, Inn By The Sea keeps both top-notch luxury and eco-friendly practice sacrosanct.

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USA Today Published January 2016
January
13
2016

USA Today

Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine has been welcoming dogs and their families for more than 20 years with pampering and in-room amenities.

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Bride & Groom Magazine Published January 2016
January
06
2016

Bride & Groom Magazine

Blueberries, beach and smores - Inn by the Sea is the perfect place for the Maine experience.

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November
2015

Voted One of New England's Best Resorts by Condé Nast

Maine's Luxurious Inn by the Sea Selected One of New England's Best Resorts by Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards.

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January
2015

One of the Best Resorts in the World by Conde Nast

Condé Nast Traveler readers have selected Maine’s Inn by the Sea as one of the Best Resorts in the Northeast for 2014 in the respected Reader’s Choice Awards in November issues of the luxury travel magazine.

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December
2014

Travel + Leisure World's Best

According to Travel + Leisure, being selected for the World’s Best Awards is a testament to how well a property serves their customers as they explore the world.

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December
2014

Preferred Hotel Group Recognizes Inn by the Sea

In presenting the Sustainability award Preferred Hotel Group® cited Inn by the Sea’s commitment to environmental responsibility implemented through several hotel programs.

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September
2014

A TripAdvisor Family Vacation Favorite for 2014

Only 400 hotels received the honor ,out of over 3,500 properties recommended on the site, by meeting criteria based on editor and family traveler reviews.

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August
2014

Rewilding at Maine's Inn by the Sea

Collaborating with the Department of Conservation and other state agencies to restore Cottontail Habitat is just one of many environmental initiatives undertaken by Inn by the Sea and their employees over the last decade.

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January
2014

Inn by the Sea Recognized as One of the 511 Best Places on Earth

Inn by the Sea, located on Crescent Beach in Maine, has been named to the 2014 Gold List, as one of the “511 Best Places on Earth” in the January issues of Conde Nast Traveler.

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Rauni Kew
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Phone: 207.799.3134 ext. 853
Email: rkew@innbythesea.com

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Jessica Stowell
Director of Sales and Marketing
Phone: 207.799.3134 ext. 856

Laurie Inness
Executive Meetings Manager
Phone: 207.799.3134 ext. 854
Email: linness@innbythesea.com

Catering Coordinator
Phone: 207.799.3134 ext. 851
Email: catering@innbythesea.com

GENERAL MANAGER

Michael Briggs
Phone: 207.799.3134 ext. 824


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