Orlando, FL (PressExposure) July 19, 2011 -- Good news for B&B aficionados: The 2011 Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America guidebook is out this month with a new loyalty program that makes visiting top-notch bed and breakfasts even more rewarding.
The complimentary, 232-page book features nearly 350 celebrated inns across the U.S. and Canada. Each property must pass ongoing, unannounced inspections to gain and maintain membership in this elite portfolio. With its rigorous inspection program and free guidebook, Select Registry is on a mission to make it easy for travelers to find North America's premier B&Bs.
Along with its guidebook, the organization launches its enhanced Golden Quill Rewards Program this month. The new program quadruples the reward, offering a $100 reward, up from the $25 reward guests previously earned.
This offer is good at all Select Registry inns. Participating properties include B&Bs with award-winning restaurants, high-end spas, rich histories, scores of outdoor recreation options and spectacular views. Want to laze at the beach, go white-water rafting, dine at a five-star restaurant, choose wines from 4,000-plus-bottle cellars, have tea in elegant settings where heads of state once met, luxuriate at the spa, or sip cocktails poolside? Whatever their style, B&B enthusiasts can find it covered by the properties in Select Registry's guidebook and guest loyalty program.
To reap the $100 reward, travelers must be a Golden Quill member and stay a minimum of 12 nights at one or more Select Registry inns. There are no minimum-night or separate-stay requirements. Travelers can rack up their nights at one inn or many within a two-year period. Whether they complete two six-night stays or four three-night visits, for instance, guests will still earn the same $100 reward.
Select Registry's enhanced Golden Quill Program does away with membership cards. Everything is done online for easy management on the part of travelers. Joining the program is free. Members simply submit their stays and view their personal account history on a secured page online. Once they stay 12 nights at any Select Registry inn(s), they will automatically receive their reward certificate and have one year to redeem it. Only one coupon may be redeemed per stay. For more information or to register, go to http://www.SelectRegistry.com/ and click onto "Golden Quill Rewards Program."
"This is the most generous and user-friendly loyalty program in Select Registry's 40-year history," says Will Carlson, the organization's executive director. "The new Golden Quill Program is an all-around win. Guests get outstanding accommodations and travel experiences. Plus, they earn rewards to use as they like - toward a free night, dining, spa and more - at the Select Registry properties of their choice."
Of the 20,000 inns and B&Bs across North America, only 350 have qualified for membership in this elite network. Select Registry has a 40-year history of outstanding quality assurance with the longest continuously running inspection program in the B&B industry. An independent inspector with years of hospitality experience arrives unidentified, spends the night and scrutinizes every detail of the property, including its appearance, amenities, service, food and beverage program, grounds, ambience, nearby restaurants and attractions, and overall hospitality.
"Whether travelers want pristine beaches, mountain landscapes, fascinating history or fine cuisine, Select Registry has done all the heavy lifting for them," Carlson concludes.
"When guests check into a Select Registry inn, they have the confidence of knowing they're getting the very best the industry has to offer."
About Select Registry
Select Registry is a collection of North America's most distinctive inns. Member properties must pass rigorous, ongoing quality inspections to gain admission to this unique portfolio. Many are recipients of coveted industry awards for both service and ambiance, including: Best Small Hotels in the U.S., Top Ten Romantic Inns, Best Breakfast in America, Best Places To Watch the Sun Set, and World's Best Adventure Lodges. Only 350 of the 20,000 inns and bed and breakfasts in North America have qualified to join this "best-of-the-best" collection. To explore Select Registry inns across North America, visit http://www.selectregistry.com.
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