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Travel & Leisure: Inn by the Sea Wins World's Best Hotel

July 11, 2016

Cape Elizabeth, Maine. July 9, 2016 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 announced Michael Briggs, the Inn's General Manager. Inn by the Sea was the only hotel in Maine to be selected for the list, and one of four New England hotels. The World's Best Award is a testament to how well a property serves their customers as they explore the world, from luxe adventure lodges to intimate inns to grand city hotels, these are the planet's best places to stay, according to Travel & Leisure Magazine.

Located on a mile of sandy beach, just 7 miles from the urban chic, small port city of Portland, the luxuriously contemporary Inn by the Sea offers guests an experience that is pure Maine, from the beach, to the coastal setting, to the stylishly modern interiors. The opening of newly constructed luxury, ocean view Beach Suites in 2012, and an earlier multimillion dollar renovation of the main house added upscale amenities to the relaxed coastal charm of this eco- friendly, coastal resort.

Sea Glass dining celebrates Maine fare on Executive Chef Andrew Chadwick's menus inside the Inn's intimate ocean view restaurant, or al fresco on ocean view decks. Inn by the Sea's 61 comfortably appointed fireplace rooms, and one and two bedroom suites, full service SPA, indigenous seaside gardens and ocean inspired SPA create an atmosphere of eco-luxury that is distinctly Maine.

We are thrilled to be once again included in Travel and Leisure's prestigious lists as one of the best hotels in the world,  as well as one of the Top Ten Resorts in the Northeast,€ stated Briggs. With a modern take on coastal design, a great seaside vibe and fabulous beach location, Inn by the Sea appeals to travelers who prefer relaxed luxury and attentive service. These two awards really underscore our staff's dedication to delivering an outstanding guest experience.

Travel + Leisure's survey rates properties on several characteristics including accommodation, facilities, location, restaurant, service and overall experience.

The World's Best 2016 list which includes Inn by the Sea, can be found at   and will appear in print in the August 2016 issues of the magazine. The Top Ten Resorts in American Northeast can be found here:

About Inn by the Sea The luxurious Inn by the Sea is located on Crescent Beach in the charming coastal town of Cape Elizabeth, just minutes from Portland's historic Old Port.  Inn by the Sea is set in a location of natural coastal beauty and offers guests unsurpassed personalized service with 61 suites and fireplace rooms, full service SPA and regional cuisine with spectacular ocean views. The Inn redefines coastal eco- luxury with a combination of modern and environmentally friendly design features. Maine's only Virtuoso ® and a Preferred LVX® property.  Maine DEP Green Lodging and Silver LEED® certifications. Children and dogs warmly welcomed, water activities and golf nearby. 15 minutes to Portland's International airport and Amtrak terminal. 90 minutes from Boston.

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