The Clean out for the Cure Yard Sale and Live Auction will be accepting donated items June 1, 8, & 15 from 9am to 12pm at the Old Hampden Academy Rec Center.
The Yard Sale and Auction will be held on June 22, 2013 starting at 6am (for the yard sale portion).
ALL PROCEEDS benefit the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine.
Many of our hotels have reopened or will reopen in May. It is an ideal time to getaway with less crowds but still beautiful New England weather!
There are two really exciting fundraising events in March. Both events will benefit the Lafayette Family Foundation and Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine.
March 16, 2013
The Event includes a Red Carpet Reception, Dinner and Murder Mystery Show. Dinner choices are: Prime Rib, Seafood Stuffed Haddock, or Vegetable Alfredo over Linguini.
Overnight Packages are also available.
March 23, 2013 ***please note: this event has been postponed until the Fall. Please check back later for the new date.
Try fabulous wine and beer selections carefully paired with the Chef’s creations.
Menu items include: Gourmet Cheese Board, Seared Duck Breast, Asian Beef and Basil, Vegetarian Strudel, and more.
Ask about their overnight rooms packages.
We are very excited to welcome a new Fireside Inn & Suites to our family! Please read the press release here…
For Immediate Release
Contact: Maranda Twombley
B&C Management – New Hampshire, Inc.
LAFAYETTE HOTELS SIGNS MANAGEMENT CONTRACT WITH THE GRANITE INN in NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Nashua, New Hampshire – Lafayette Hotels of Bangor, Maine has signed a management contract with the Granite Inn in Nashua, New Hampshire. The property will become the seventh Fireside Inn & Suites – the third Fireside in New Hampshire.
The Fireside Inn & Suites of Nashua is located off of US-3 on the outskirts of downtown Nashua and a 45-minute drive to Boston. The hotel is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenic landscape and foliage that New England has to offer.
The Inn features 100 well-appointed and newly renovated guest rooms and suites. A 99 Restaurant and cocktail lounge are on-site, as well as a complimentary continental breakfast for guests.
“We are excited…we feel that this decision by the company will help to better serve and provide a better experience for our guests,” said Maranda Twombley, Assistant Manager of the Fireside Inn & Suites – Granite Inn.
The Fireside Inn & Suites of Nashua is owned by B&C Management – New Hampshire, Inc., a New Hampshire based company. The Fireside Inn & Suites located in Nashua is one of the company’s locations, along with Maine and Vermont.
Other Fireside locations in New Hampshire include: Lake Winnipesaukee/Gilford and West Lebanon. The four Maine properties include: Auburn, Bangor, Portland and Waterville. For more information on the Fireside Inn & Suites brand, please visit: www.firesideinns.com.
Lafayette Hotels owns and operates 31 hotels in Maine, New Hampshire and Michigan – including the Nordic Village Resort in the North Conway, New Hampshire area. Maine properties include: the Senator Inn & Spa in Augusta, the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort in Wells Beach, and the AAA Four-Diamond Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor. Learn more about Lafayette Hotels at lafayettehotels.biz.
Owners Danny and Carla Lafayette of Hampden, Maine are actively involved with fundraising for cancer research and treatment. They have played an important role in the creation of the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine. For more information about the Lafayette Family Foundation visit lafayettehotels.biz/giving-back.
Established in 1982, Lafayette Hotels is a Maine-based company, which owns and operates 31 hotels in Maine and New Hampshire and one in Michigan. Lafayette Hotel properties also include the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center in Orono, the Best Western Merry Manor Inn and Fireside Inn in Portland, the Best Western White House Inn in Bangor, the Fireside Inn in Waterville, among others. For more information about the Lafayette Hotels family, visit lafayettehotels.biz.
Word is, parts of Coastal Maine have not reached peak foliage… Many other interior areas still have amazing splashes of color as well.
As our seasonal properties wind down after a busy season, we’d like to thank all our guests who helped make this year a success! Several properties are open until the first weekend in November, including the Bluenose Inn and Wonder View Inn in Bar Harbor.
Don’t worry, there is still A LOT to do all winter long in Maine and New Hampshire. Ski season and holiday shopping are right around the corner. Check out Nordic Village in Jackson, New Hampshire (North Conway area) for seasonal and shopping packages. Shopping in the Portland area is also very popular. The Fireside Inn & Suites in Portland has a Shopping Package to help save you money that you can spend on more gifts.
Here is a list of our year-round properties:
Auburn: Fireside Inn & Suites – firesideinnauburn.com
Augusta: Senator Inn & Spa – senatorinn.com
Bangor: Best Western White House Inn – whitehouseinnbangor.com
Fireside Inn & Suites – firesideinnbangor.com
Belfast: Comfort Inn Ocean’s Edge – comfortinnbelfast.com
Ogunquit: Seacastles Resort & Suites – ogunquitbeach.com
Old Orchard Beach : Sea View Inn – seaviewgetaway.com
Orono : Black Bear Inn Conference Center & Suites – blackbearinnorono.com
Portland: Holiday Inn By the Bay – innbythebay.com
Fireside Inn & Suites – firesideinnportland.com
South Portland : Best Western Merry Manor Inn – merrymanorinn.com
Waterville : Fireside Inn & Suites – firesideinnwaterville.com
Wells Beach: Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort – wellsbeachmaine.com
Allen Park/Detroit Area: Best Western Greenfield Inn – bestwesterngreenfield.com
On August the 18th the Champion the Cure Challenge was held in Brewer, Maine to raise money for Eastern Maine Medical Center’s CancerCare of Maine at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center. The Lafayette Hotels team had over 60 members and to date has raised over $65,000 for the cause. The event as a whole raised over $325,000 and included nearly 1,000 participants and volunteers.
The Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn hosted the 4th Annual Cancer Research Culinary Event in Bar Harbor, Maine on Sunday, August 19. Executive Chef Arturo Montes of the Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn, welcomed special guest, Executive Chef & Owner Frank McClelland from L’Espalier Restaurant in Boston. The event raised over $13,000 for EMMC’s CancerCare of Maine at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center.
Thanks to all the Lafayette Hotels team members who helped to make both events a great success!
View a Gallery of some of the Lafayette Hotels Champion the Cure Challenge team members here
(most photos by Thomas Morelli Photography):
On July 11, 2012, the BEST WESTERN Greenfield Inn scored a near perfect score on the housekeeping section of a Best Western Quality Assurance Audit. The housekeeping department at the hotel was awarded the BEST WESTERN Housekeeping Certificate of Achievement for losing fewer than 10 points on a 1000 point scale for cleanliness issues.
In preparation for the inspection the housekeeping staff at the hotel was trained in BEST WESTERN’s I Care Clean program. The program requires the housekeeping staff to implement the use of ultra violet sterilization wands into their cleaning process. The wands ensure the sterilization of high-touch areas in the guest room such as toilet seats, clock radios, telephones, and pillows. The housekeepers also began using black lights to help identify less visible cleanliness issues.
In another effort to help improve cleanliness standards, the hotel replaced their conventional television remotes with “Fresh Remotes” – special units that are seamless and easy to clean.
Carolyn Nickerson, the housekeeping manager at the hotel, said, “Our guests expect and deserve ultra clean rooms, and these new tools help us deliver.”
The BEST WESTERN Greenfield Inn is located at 3000 Enterprise Drive in Allen Park (at I-94 Exit 206). The hotel recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently achieving outstanding traveler reviews. Please visit the BEST WESTERN Greenfield Inn’s website for more information.
Here are two worthy fundraisers in August:
On Saturday, August 18th the Champion the Cure Challenge will be held in Brewer, Maine. The first two years of the event have raised over $325,000 for EMMC CancerCare of Maine. Find out more at the Champion the Cure Challenge page – or, join the Lafayette Hotels Team HERE.
The 4th Annual Cancer Research Culinary Event will be held in Bar Harbor, Maine on Sunday, August 19th. Executive Chef Arturo Montes of the Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn, welcomes special guest, Executive Chef & Owner Frank McClelland from L’Espalier Restaurant in Boston. For more information (or to purchase tickets), please contact us via our “Contact Us” page.
We will “officially” welcome summer next week. All of our seasonal properties are open and ready for your visit. There is always something fun to see or do during the summer months. Visit the Maine and New Hampshire Office of Tourism pages for event listings galore.
When you visit Maine and New Hampshire you are visiting the two most “peaceful” states as ranked by the United States Peace Index. Maine is the most peaceful state in the country (for the second year running)! New Hampshire was ranked #2.
The ten most peaceful states as identified by the USPI are (from 1 to 10): Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Minnesota, North Dakota, Utah, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Iowa and Washington.
Come visit Maine and New Hampshire for some well-deserved peace and quiet. Find the survey here: US Peace Index
Coming up on the next post – learn more about upcoming fundraising events for the Lafayette Family Foundation.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Fisherman’s Wharf Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine to the Lafayette Hotels’ family. It has been one of the finest hotels and restaurants in Boothbay Harbor for sixty-five years.
Located in the heart of Boothbay Harbor, Maine it is in walking distance to boat trips, local restaurants and quaint little shops that make the area so unique. The Inn is a short drive to popular local attractions like the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
Stay at Fisherman’s and enjoy comfort, relaxation and ocean views from one of the fifty-four guest rooms. Dine in the restaurant, for lunch or dinner, and delight in a menu full of New World cuisine as well as the chef’s own delicious creations.
The property reopens on Friday, May 18th for the 2012 season.
To find out more information, please visit the Fisherman’s Wharf Website
The BEST WESTERN Merry Manor Inn in South Portland is hosting a Mystery for Hire Dinner Show with proceeds to benefit the Lafayette Family Cancer Center. The event will be held on March 3. Click here to download the flyer.
The Dunkin’ Donuts “Community Mug Program” to raise money for the Lafayette Family Foundation is still in full force. Get your mug for $20 and receive a free coffee every Sunday at participating Dunkin’ locations. For more information, go here.
Also, the Sea Glass Bracelet fundraiser to benefit the Lafayette Family Cancer Center is ongoing as well. Bracelets are $30 and your donation will get you a beautiful multicolored 8 inch bracelet with the pink ribbon charm. More information on the bracelets is available here.