Our core values are honesty and integrity. We believe in treating each guest as we would want to be treated, with sincere warmth and hospitality. We believe in quality, service, cleanliness and offering good value.
Kennebunkport, Maine (PRWEB) March 07, 2015
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents more than 3 million small businesses across the country and every year they select the top 100 businesses for their Blue Ribbon Small Business award. The Captain Lord Mansion was within the top 100 in 2015 for this award. They have the chance to be one of the seven regional finalists, which will be awarded on March 18th. The sole winner will be announced June 8-10, 2015 in Washington D.C. and will walk away with a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the U.S. Chamber.
The Captain Lord Mansion is being judged with the following criteria: their overall success, innovation, contributions to economic growth and free enterprise. Other areas of scrutiny include their strategic planning, community involvement, customer service and employee development.
U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said “Times can be tough, but these businesses have proven that they can be too. And by taking risks, watching out for their employees, and giving back to their communities, they’ve shown that success is achievable.”
The innkeepers of the Captain Lord Mansion, Rick Litchfield and Bev Davis are seasoned veterans having acquired the mansion in 1978. They completely renovated the 20,000 square foot historic building making it the only AAA 4 Diamond bed and breakfast in Kennebunkport. The labor of love included integrating fireplaces, fine furnishings and art, a garden waterfall, a Day Spa, luxurious baths with jetted tubs, hydro-massage jetted showers and much more.
Litchfield and Davis have perfected their hospitality craft which is apparent not only with the fact that they yield a 73% occupancy, but also with how they were awarded the Select Registry “Stafford Smith Award” for being a leader in the hospitality industry in 2012. It recognizes extraordinary service to the bed and breakfast industry and this highly esteemed award is only given as warranted.
They were also recently awarded by the New England Inns and Resorts Association “Masters of Innkeeping” which started in 2013. Only 25 innkeepers will ever be awarded and Rick and Bev were the 13th recipient respectively.
Rick said, “Our core values are honesty and integrity. We believe in treating each guest as we would want to be treated, with sincere warmth and hospitality. We believe in quality, service, cleanliness and offering good value.”
They now have to wait until later in March to see if they are one of the top 7 finalists for the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award but are undoubtedly a strong contestant.
The Captain Lord Mansion is a luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn offering 20 Rooms available year round. Each room features an oversize bed, a gas fireplace and private luxurious baths. All bathrooms have thirsty towels as well as heated marble or tile floors, and many baths have two person jetted tubs or hydro-massage showers. All guestrooms feature fine linens, quality mattresses, comfortable seating areas as well as original paintings. The inns grounds are beautifully landscaped with many flower beds, statuary and a waterfall. They offer complimentary bicycles & snowshoes for guest use. Their meticulous attention to guest room details, their well-trained staff, and genuine warmth and hospitality provide an exceptional romantic escape. Their philosophy, experience and hard work has helped them earn a #1 rating in TripAdvisor.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Their members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing in common—they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.