Press Release

Wells innkeeper receives service award

FREEPORT, Maine — Katy Kelly of Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort in Wells was honored with the 2012 Community Service Award by the Maine Innkeepers Association at its 91st annual meeting and conference held November 5-6 in Newry, Maine. Peter Daigle of Lafayette Hotels presented the award to Kelly.

The award is presented annually to lodging operators who have taken part in community activities, and who have made a contribution personally, or in the name of the industry or property, to the community.

Kelly was promoted recently to president of Lafayette Hotels after being a regional manager, overseeing hotels in southern Maine and New Hampshire for several years. Kelly began her career with Lafayette Hotels in 1989, and has managed the Oceanfront Resort in Wells since 1997. Kelly managed several other properties during her career, including the Black Bear Inn and Merry Manor.

Kelly has served on the board of directors of Save Our Shores since 1997 and as its president from 2000 to 2006. She served as chairperson of the Best Western New England Committee, and on the board of directors of the Wells Chamber of Commerce from 1997 to 2000.