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Posted May 2018

Inn by the Sea Receives Preferred Hotels GIFFTS Award

May 15, 2018

Maine’s Inn by the Sea Receives Preferred Hotels & Resorts Award

 

Cape Elizabeth, Maine- May 14, 2018…. 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.

Every year Preferred Hotels & Resorts® recognizes member hotels that have demonstrated excellence in their commitment to inspiring experiences for their guests and local communities. Preferred Hotels & Resorts represents more than 700 properties in 85 countries and is the largest independent hotel brand in the world. 

"These winners, along with other nominated member hotels, exemplify the core of hospitality and prove that every effort can have a big impact on our industry’s footprint," said Preferred CEO Lindsey Ueberroth.

The GIFFTS Pineapple Award winners, according to Preferred, are given to member hotels that exhibit a commitment to philanthropy, community, sustainability and education.  Inn by the Sea was awarded the Education GIFFTS recognition for guest and student programs around sustainability, preservation of local environments, and working with schools on community projects such as the Inn’s Books for a Booking program every December.  

Whether helping guests to understand beach ecology on beach walks, viewing watchable wildlife on guided tours around Great Pond, collecting warm clothes with the help of students for less fortunate neighbors, serving lesser known but abundant seafood fresh from the Gulf of Maine in Sea Glass restaurant, or hoping to instill a love of reading through the purchase of new books for schools, Inn by the Sea aspires to educate through creative and sometimes whimsical programming.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized by Preferred Hotel and Resorts® and to be included with these wonderful resorts being celebrated for their leadership and dedication to inspiring travel experiences and community outreach programs,”   stated Briggs. “We are also grateful for the chance to highlight and appreciate the achievements of our dedicated team at Inn by the Sea.”

Image: Michael Briggs, Inn by the Sea's General Manager, Accepts the Preferred Hotels & Resorts GIFFTS award from Casey Ueberroth, Preferred Special Events Manager at their Global Conference in San Diego, CA. 

About Inn by the Sea: Located on a mile of unspoiled sand beach just minutes from Portland’s urban-chic small port city, with 61 decidedly modern and stylish one and two bedroom suites and rooms, full service SPA, private boardwalk to the beach, heated pool, and intimate ocean view dining inside or al fresco on seaside decks, Inn by the Sea is Maine’s premier beach destination. Children and pets warmly welcomed. Member Preferred LVX® and selected as The Best Hotel in Maine by Travel + Leisure in 2017.

FMI: Rauni Kew, PR Manager, Inn by the Sea, 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107.  207.799.3134. www.innbythesea.com rkew@innbythesea.com  M: 207.602.8500.

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