March 29, 2020
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U.S.-Canada association honors Belfast Bay Inn & Suites

BELFAST, Maine — The Belfast Bay Inn & Suites was recently admitted into Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America, the premiere innkeeping association in the United States and Canada.

Out of the thousands of inns in North America, only a few are invited to join Select Registry. The Belfast Bay Inn & Suites joins more than 400 other exceptional properties that are already members of the association.

Founded in 1972 as the Independent Innkeepers’ Association by Norman Simpson, “the father of country inn travel in America,” Select Registry is an offshoot of Simpson’s popular and pioneering book, “Country Inns and Back Roads.”

“The Belfast Bay Inn & Luxury Suites exemplifies the high quality and service championed by this Association,” Select Registry Membership Director Carol Riggs said in a press release. “Select Registry assures the traveler that each of its inns is regularly inspected, anonymously and with an overnight inspection that measures the quality of hospitality, as well as the physical plant. Our members share a high standard of excellence, and each of our country inns, luxury B&Bs, and unique small hotels has its own distinctive character.”

The owners of the Belfast Bay Inn & Luxury Suites are Edward and Judith Hemmingsen. For information about the inn, call 338-5600 or visit To search for other Select Registry inns, meet innkeepers, purchase gift certificates and much more, visit

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