Articles by Rauni Kew

 

Maine Innkeepers Association Annual Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity is Most Successful Year Ever

By Rauni Kew on July 14, 2015, at 3:33 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew Greg Dugal, CEO & President 207-602-8500 Maine Innkeepers Association 207-213-2060 Maine Innkeepers Association Annual Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity is Most Successful Year Ever Augusta, ME – July 14, 2015…..The Maine Innkeepers annual Hospitality for Habitat fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity was …

Maine Restaurant Association Names 2015 Award Recipients

By Rauni Kew on March 09, 2015, at 4:29 p.m.
Maine Restaurant Association, Augusta Maine- Chairman of the Board, Tina Hewett-Gordon, has announced the names of the industry professionals who will be honored with the Maine Restaurant Association’s 2015 annual awards. Award winners are selected each year by the association’s awards committee from nominations submitted by restaurant and allied industry …

Topside Inn to open a week early to participate in Hospitality for Habitat, a Maine Innkeepers Association fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

By Rauni Kew on March 02, 2015, at 3:39 p.m.
Topside Inn to open a week early to participate in Hospitality for Habitat, a Maine Innkeepers Association fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Originally scheduled to open for the 2015 summer season on May 8, the Topside Inn in Boothbay Harbor will open a week early to support Hospitality for Habitat. …
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Jim Glanville Joins Maine’s Inn by the Sea as General Manager

By Rauni Kew on Jan. 20, 2015, at 4:23 p.m.
Jim Glanville Joins Maine’s Inn by the Sea as General Manager Glanville brings extensive experience in both culinary and resort management to the luxurious seaside boutique hotel Cape Elizabeth, Maine. January 19, 2015…..Inn by the Sea, a luxurious boutique hotel located on a mile of unspoiled sand beach on the …

Inn by the Sea Recognized by Preferred Hotel Group® for Community and Social Responsibility

By Rauni Kew on Nov. 12, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
Inn by the Sea Recognized by Preferred Hotel Group® for Community and Social Responsibility Cape Elizabeth, ME- November 11, 2014……….Maine’s Inn by the Sea received the Sustainability Award from Preferred Hotel Group ® at their annual Global Conference and Giffts ( Great Initiatives for Today’s, Tomorrow’s Society) award ceremony held …

Maine’s Inn by the Sea Selected One of the Best Resorts in the North East by Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards

By Rauni Kew on Oct. 29, 2014, at 4:08 p.m.
Maine’s Inn by the Sea Selected One of the Best Resorts in the North East by Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards Cape Elizabeth, Maine. October 28, 2014…. Condé Nast Traveler readers have selected Maine’s Inn by the Sea as one of the Best Resorts in the Northeast for 2014 …
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Maine Restaurant Association elects new chairman

By Rauni Kew on Oct. 29, 2014, at 3:48 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — During its annual meeting proceedings held at The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 the board of the Maine Restaurant Association (MeRA) elected Tina Hewett-Gordon, General Manager of The Nonantum Resort, to a two year term as Chairman of the Board. The board of …

Maine’s Inn by the Sea Named as a Tripadvisor Family Vacation Favorite for 2014

By Rauni Kew on Oct. 07, 2014, at 9:33 a.m.
Maine’s Inn by the Sea Named as a Tripadvisor Family Vacation Favorite for 2014 Cape Elizabeth, October 2, 2014…..Inn by the Sea, located on Crescent Beach on the Maine coast, has been named a 2014 Family Vacation Critic Favorite by Tripadvisor’s family travel site, Family Vacation Critic, announced Inn by …

Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine

By Rauni Kew on July 09, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — The ocean view Sea Glass Restaurant at Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth has again been awarded the prestigious Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excellence for 2014 for the restaurant’s commitment to a fine and extensive wine list, announced Carrie Dyer, the Inn’s General Manager. Sea …
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Innkeepers Foundation awards scholarships to 12 Maine students

By Rauni Kew on July 02, 2014, at 4:21 p.m.
FREEPORT, Maine — The Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation, affiliated with the Maine Innkeepers Association, presented 12 Maine students with hospitality scholarships totaling $12,000 at the tenth annual Tees & Textbooks event held June 9 and 10, announced Greg Dugal, president and CEO at MEIA. The Scholarship Dinner, which took place at …

Inn by the Sea selected as one of the top US resorts by Travel and Leisure

By Rauni Kew on July 02, 2014, at 3:44 p.m.
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Inn by the Sea has been listed in Travel + Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards as one of the Top Resorts in the U.S., announced Carrie Dyer, the Inn’s General Manager. Every year, Travel + Leisure readers vote on their favorite hotels, resorts, spas and travel companies …

Maine Restaurant Association to hold awards celebration

By Rauni Kew on March 24, 2014, at 9:55 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Restaurant Association Chairman Todd Maurer has, on behalf of the organization’s board of directors, issued the names of the industry professionals who will be honored at a formal awards ceremony on the evening of Monday, April 7, at the Holiday Inn By the Bay. Annually, the …

Maine Restaurant & Lodging Expo Offers Restaurateurs, Hoteliers Resources, Inspiration, Information

By Rauni Kew on March 24, 2014, at 9:43 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Restaurant Association together with the Maine Innkeepers Association will host the 34th annual Maine Restaurant & Lodging Expo 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Cumberland County Civic Center. A business-to-business trade show for Maine’s foodservice and lodging industry, the Expo includes 165 exhibit booths with …

Maine Innkeepers Cut Spring Rates by 50% for Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

By Rauni Kew on Feb. 24, 2014, at 12:24 p.m.
For Immediate Release Press Contact information: Rauni Kew Greg Dugal, President/CEO FREEPORT, Maine — Visit Maine this spring and enjoy some of the state’s finest B&B’s, resorts and hotels at half the regular room rate by participating in Hospitality for Habitat, a Maine Innkeepers Association fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. …

Maine Innkeepers Association Announces Awards and Recognitions at Their 92nd Annual Meeting and Conference

By Rauni Kew on Nov. 18, 2013, at 12:36 p.m.
FREEPORT, Maine — Innkeepers from all over the state gathered for the 92nd Maine Innkeepers Association Annual Meeting and Conference held at the Doubletree Hotel in South Portland on November 6 and 7, 2013, announced Greg Dugal, MEIA President and CEO. The 2013 Annual MEIA Awards were presented to six …
Inn by the Sea is located on Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth Maine

Inn by the Sea Selected One of Top Twenty Resorts in North East by Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards

By Rauni Kew on Oct. 28, 2013, at 12:53 p.m.
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Inn by the Sea, located on Maine’s coast, just 7 miles south of Portland, has been selected one of the Top 20 Resorts in the North East by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards. According to Conde Nast, over 80,000 travelers participated in the survey ratings, …
Sue Inches, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Maine, accepts donation checks from Greg Dugal, Executive Director of Maine Innkeepers Association for their annual Hospitality for Habitat fundraiser.

Maine Innkeepers Association reports success for 10th annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

By Rauni Kew on July 11, 2013, at 1:03 p.m.
FREEPORT, Maine — The 10th annual Hospitality for Habitat fundraiser sponsored by the Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) raised $15,284 for Habitat for Humanity announced Greg Dugal, MEIA Executive Director. One hundred percent of the funds raised for Habitat for Humanity will be divided among the organizations’ chapters across the state …
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Kathryn Asalone accepts the Dennis Johnston Maine Innkeepers Association Education Foundation scholarship from Jeanne Carpentier of Emerald Hospitality Associates.

Kathryn Asalone of Hampden Awarded MEIA Education Foundation Scholarship

By Rauni Kew on June 24, 2013, at 8:52 a.m.
FREEPORT, Maine — Kathryn Asalone of Hampden was awarded a scholarship by The Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation, affiliated with the Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) at the ninth annual Tees & Textbooks event, held at the Fireside Inn and Suites in Portland, on June 3rd 2013, announced Greg Dugal, Executive Director …

Maine Innkeepers Foundation awards 11 Maine students scholarships at Tees & Textbooks event

By Rauni Kew on June 19, 2013, at 4:13 p.m.
FREEPORT, Maine — The Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation, affiliated with the Maine Innkeepers Association, presented 11 Maine students with hospitality scholarships at its ninth annual Tees & Textbooks gala dinner on June 3 in Portland, said Greg Dugal, association executive director. The Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation scholarships are designed to …

Lodging industry emphasizes value of seasonal workers

By Rauni Kew on June 10, 2013, at 11:08 a.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Sarah Diment, owner of The Beachmere Inn in Ogunquit and a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association , is expected to testify Wednesday, June 12, at a hearing of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access in Washington, D.C. The …