Press Contact information: Rauni Kew 207-602-8500 Greg Dugal Executive Director Maine Innkeepers Association (207) 865-6100 MAINE INNKEEPERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FUNDRAISER OFFERS 50% OFF ROOM RATES Innkeepers attract spring visitation to Maine by slashing rates to raise funds for Maine Chapters of Habitat for Humanity Freeport ME –February 5 2013– This spring Maine Innkeepers invite travelers to experience some of the states’ finest B&B’s inns hotels and resorts at half the usual rate. “Hospitality for Habitat” an annual Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity will offer visitors 50% off room rates at participating hotels in exchange for a $35 donation made to Habitat for Humanity between April 22nd and May 23rd 2013 announced MEIA Executive Director Greg Dugal. Hospitality for Habitat has raised over $100000. to help build homes for Maine families since the program’s inception in 2004 and hundreds of travelers have experienced wonderful Maine properties at half the regular room rate. Each year participating Innkeepers and their guests have increased the donation made to Habitat for Humanity. In 2012 the association raised $17000 for the 9 Maine chapters of Habitat for Humanity. “Innkeepers and guests both enjoy giving back to Maine communities knowing that every dollar donated goes directly towards building a home” stated Dugal. “It is a wonderful opportunity for guests to visit some of Maine’s finest properties at greatly reduced rates.” To take advantage of this opportunity to contribute to Habitat for Humanity while experiencing some of Maine’s finest inns hotels and B&B’s at affordable rates visit The Maine Innkeepers web page at www.maineinns.com after mid January 2013. Click on the Hospitality for Habitat Logo for a frequently updated list of participating properties. Direct Links to each property will provide information on specific room rates availability and individual property restrictions. Reservations for accommodation between April 22nd and May 23rd 2013 should be made in advance and tax deductable donations for $35 should be given to the Innkeeper in the form of a check written out to Habitat for Humanity. Every dollar donated will be given to the 9 Maine chapters of Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for deserving families. • Inns currently participating: Bar Harbor: Graycote Inn; Mira Monte Inn. Bass Harbor: Bass Harbor Cottages and Country Inn. Boothbay Harbor: Flagship Inn. Bridgton: Pleasant Mountain Inn. Camden: Camden Riverhouse; Inns at Blackberry Common. Cape Elizabeth: Inn by the Sea. Deer Isle: Pilgrim’s Inn. Freeport: Best Western Freeport Inn; Captain Briggs House B&B; Harraseeket Inn. Kennebunk: Lodge at Kennebunk Kennebunkport: Captain Jefferds Inn; Captain Lord Mansion; Nonantum Resort. Newcastle: Newcastle Inn. Ogunquit: Beachmere Inn; Dunes on the Waterfront; Meadowmere Resort. Orland: Orland House B&B. Sebasco Estates: Sebasco Harbor Resort. Topsham: Black Lantern Inn B&B Wells: Village by the Sea Hotel About Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity International based in Americus Ga. is a global nonprofit housing organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat has served more than 500000 families since 1983 by building and improving homes around the world providing more than 1.5 million people in more than 3000 communities with safe decent affordable shelter they helped build and had bought with the assistance of no-profit zero-interest mortgages. More information can be found online at www.habitat.org. About the Maine Innkeepers Association The Maine Innkeepers Association a leading provider of tourism information to both Maine’s lodging industry and its visitors represents nearly 700 B&Bs camps cottages hotels inns motels and resorts across Maine and their suppliers. Through communication education promotion and government affairs the Association helps its members achieve prosperity and deliver a quality product to the consumer. Maine Innkeepers Association is located in Freeport ME and can also be found at www.maineinns.com. ###