Skip to main content

Inn by the Sea is welcomed as a member of Beyond Green

March 2, 2023

Inn by the Sea is the first US property in the Northeast to join Beyond Green, a global portfolio of some of planet earth’s most sustainable hotels.

(Cape Elizabeth, Maine- March 1, 2023)- Maine’s Inn by the Sea has been welcomed into Beyond Green’s global portfolio of some planet earth’s most sustainable hotels, announced Managing Director Michael Briggs. Beyond Green’s curated hotel collection is committed to meeting global sustainable standards, offering guests authentic experiences and adventures that align with responsible travel values. As a member of Beyond Green, Inn by the Sea is required to adhere to more than 50 sustainability indicators as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

“We are pleased to be the first US member in the northeast at Beyond Green,” stated Briggs. “And thrilled to join the other remarkable portfolio properties who are working to create a better future for travel, our communities and the planet.”

Inn by the Sea has been committed to adopting sustainable practices for over twenty years and is now dedicated to supporting the three pillars of sustainable tourism as a member of Beyond Green. Our environmentally friendly practices include solar panels, elimination of single use plastics, use of recycled building materials, dual flush toilets and 7 EV charging stations. The protection of natural and cultural heritage includes native gardens that create habitat and food sources for wildlife, educational programs around the environment, and habitat restoration projects. Support for local not for profits, collaboration with local vendors, regional sourcing for food and products and educational programs and books for schools contribute to the wellbeing of our communities.

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.

Membership in Beyond Green aligns well with the Inn’s long-standing L.V.X. status at Preferred Hotels & Resorts. All guests of Inn by the Sea are eligible to enroll in the I Prefer Hotel Rewards loyalty program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, exclusive member rates, and other instant benefits upon every stay at more than 650 participating properties worldwide.

Since its launch in 2021, Beyond Green has continued to thoughtfully expand its footprint in different destinations around the globe. For more information on Beyond Green, its brand pillars, and the benefits it provides to hotels, travelers, and the travel community, please visit

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

ABOUT BEYOND GREEN: Guided by a passion to embrace travel as a force for good, Beyond Green is a global portfolio of planet
Earth’s most sustainable hotels. To create a more purposeful way to explore the world where good
guests meet good hosts, Beyond Green has curated a unique portfolio of hotels, resorts, and lodges
based on their commitment to deliver on the three pillars of sustainable tourism: environmentally
friendly practices that go beyond the basics; protection of natural and cultural heritage; and
contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of local communities. To be considered for
membership in Beyond Green, a property is vetted according to more than 50 sustainability indicators
that align with global sustainable tourism standards and the United Nations Sustainable Development
Goals. Owned and operated by Preferred Travel Group – the family-owned company that manages and
operates other hospitality brands including Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Historic Hotels of America, and
Historic Hotels Worldwide – Beyond Green ushers in a new way to experience genuine hospitality by
the people for the planet. For more information, visit

FMI and images: Rauni Kew, PR & Green Program Manager | Inn by the Sea | 40 Bowery Beach Road | Cape Elizabeth | Maine, 04107. | M: 207.602.8500 | | 207.799.3134. Instagram @innbythesea.maine