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Inn By The Sea Achieves USA TODAY 10Best Eco- Friendly Hotel

August 25, 2023

(Cape Elizabeth, Maine- August 25, 2023)- Maine’s Inn by the Sea is a winner in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Eco-Friendly Hotel, announced the Inn’s Managing Director, Michael Briggs. Inn by the Sea has been committed to adopting eco-friendly hotel operations for over twenty years and is a member of Beyond Green. Beyond Green’s curated hotel collection, with hotels in 18 countries, is committed to meeting global sustainable standards, offering guests authentic experiences and adventures that align with responsible travel values. Members are required to adhere to more than 50 sustainability indicators as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

“We are honored to have been recognized by USA TODAY readers for the hotel’s long-standing Eco-Friendly initiatives,” stated Briggs. “And we are thrilled to be on the media outlets’ 10Best list with other hotels who are working to create a better future for travel and the planet.”

According to USA TODAY, nominees for Best Eco-friendly hotels were chosen by a panel of relevant experts including editors from USA TODAY; editors from and other expert contributors. All voting was digital and carried out over a four-week period. The final winners and awards may be found at

Located on a mile of pristine sand beach, but just 7 miles south of Portland, Inn by the Sea has long pioneered sustainable tourism with both design elements and guest centric programs that connect the guest to the Inn’s natural coastal environment. Guests enjoy elegant hospitality in spacious suites and rooms, an unspoiled sand beach, a private boardwalk that winds through a wildlife sanctuary to the Atlantic, a pool heated with solar panels and a full-service, LEED ® Silver certified wellness center and SPA. The stylish beach resort’s bar and ocean view restaurant serve regionally sourced, handcrafted cuisine, fresh seafood and locally produced spirits and beer. The up-scale, one- and two-bedroom cottage style suites with kitchens and ample living space are perfect for couples who enjoy privacy as well as being a popular seaside destination for multi-generational travelers.

About Inn by the Sea: An idyllic oceanfront escape, located on a mile of unspoiled sand beach, just 7 miles from Portland, Inn by the Sea is Maine's premier beach destination offering elegant hospitality in 62 upscale rooms and suites, with full- service SPA, cardio room, heated pool and captivating cuisine served in ocean view Sea Glass restaurant. Children and dogs are warmly welcomed to this Preferred LVX® member and Virtuoso® property. Maine DEP Environmental Leader, LEED® Silver certification and member of BEYOND GREEN.

FMI: Rauni Kew, Green Program Manager, Inn by the Sea. 207.799.3134.