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Inn by the Sea Wins 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 GIFTTS Pineapple Award 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 GIFTTS 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 GIFTTS 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 GIFTTS award from Casey Ueberroth, Preferred Special Events Manager at their Global Conference in San Diego, CA.

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 61 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.

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