All the latest news and awards…
“Awards and recognition are pleasing…Conde Nast’s Traveler, Travel + Leisure Magazine, Zagat and more,” says the Executive Chef, “but the real reward for us here in Kennebunkport, is in seeing the complete dining pleasure of our guests…our friends really, and always, that touch of the romantic is in the air.”
Here are just a few of the kind and inspiring accolades that encourage our team to always go one step further toward excellence…to do their very best…
Travel + Leisure 500 World’s Best Hotels, 2015
Condé Nast Traveler Gold List: 2014 World’s best 511 “Platinum Circle” for making the list 6 consecutive years.
Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 15 Hotels in New England
Wine Spectator 2012 Best of Award of Excellence
Condé Nast Traveler Gold List: 2013 World’s best 511 “Platinum Circle” for making the list 5 consecutive years.
Open Table: Top 100 list Best Overall Restaurant by Opentable Diners Choice 2011
Travel + Leisure 500 World’s Best Hotels, 2010
Forbes 5-Star for The White Barn Inn Restaurant (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006): the 7th time Executive Chef Jonathan Cartwright has been honored with hospitality’s highest accolade in as many years.
Forbes 4-Star for The White Barn Inn’s charming and historic accommodations, from 2000 – 2012, that’s over a decade of awards and counting.
Forbes 4-Star for The White Barn Spa (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007): for the 6th year in a row – all the more remarkable given that the intimate spa opened in June 2006 and is one of only two spas with Forbes Stars in New England. Spa Director Melanie Valliere incorporates indigenous ingredients into treatments at both spas, including seasonal herbs, essential oils, and Maine sea salt.
The Forbes Travel Guide, formerly known as Mobil Travel Guide, has defined the standard for what constitutes a Five Star hotel, restaurant and spa experience for over 50 years.
AAA Five Diamond Award for The White Barn Inn Restaurant (1992 – 2012): achieved for the twentieth consecutive year.
Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux one of only 18 in the United States
Condé Nast Traveler Gold List: World’s Best 700 Hotels, 2008
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards: #39 of Top 100 Best Hotels in United States, 2007
Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report “Grand Award Winner, Hideaway of the Year” in 2004, member of the Harper Collection
Nation’s Restaurant News Dining Hall of Fame: Lifetime Award since 1997
Restaurants & Institutions Ivy Award, Inducted in 2004
Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards: Top 100 Hotels in Continental U.S. and Canada 2007
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