We went to a Select Registry conference recently. Select Registry is a marketing group consisting of a portfolio of more than 300 quality-assured premier bed and breakfasts, inns, and hotels throughout North America. Some are rustic, some are the height of elegance, and some are in-between like the Deerfield Inn, but they all get secretly inspected to be validated into the group. We all believe that people deserve exceptional and unique experiences in their lives: one-of-a-kind settings, authenticity, local connections and flavors, and innkeepers and crew who are genuinely honored to take great care of you, and who appreciate that you chose us over cookie-cutter accommodations.
We reconnected with friends in the business and were reminded of things we should never forget – love what you do, keep a sense of humor, and always keep an eye on the guest to interpret the need.
We learned new things in the industry at various classes as well:
We know glamping, we know poshtel, but now we understand there is bleisure. Ha! We can do that! We have desks in rooms (and in the Beehive Parlor if you really need to spread out), free Wi-fi, a special midweek rate for area businesses, air printer, fax, speaker phone, LCD projector, screen, flip-charts, and meeting spaces. For the family, friends, and partner who have come along for the ride on the leisure part rather than the b part, there is golf, zip lining, shopping, antiquing, galleries, hiking, (babysitting), and cool area activities for children as well.
Then you can all gather at our New England table, Champney’s, for fresh, local fare from our kitchen, with mock-tails and a kid’s menu for the smalls.
Think of us the next time the idea of a bleisure trip comes up! Call 413-774-5587 to reserve rooms or email firstname.lastname@example.org for one-stop shopping for your business meeting needs.