18. January 2013 11:54
We are thrilled to announce that the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection™ program has reached a major milestone: It now has over 400 member inns across the U.S. and Canada! Established over three years ago, this program offers luxury, value and memorable, one-of-a-kind experiences to travelers.
Our recent survey of nearly 2,500 travelers reveals that this winter, more than one in four (28%) plan to enjoy a “splurge weekend” and stay in luxury accommodations. Of these travelers, more than three out of four (77%) plan to stay in a luxury bed and breakfast, and nearly half (48%) say they would be willing to pay more than $100 a night extra for the high-end accommodations.
“Travelers are increasingly looking for ‘smart luxury’ accommodations providing pampered experiences along with special touches and extra perks that provide great value,” says BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection Manager Tim Wilson. “Diamond Collection inns exemplify smart luxury and are the perfect choice for travelers who want more out of their travel experience.”
In addition to having fantastic traveler reviews on BedandBreakfast.com and offering luxurious and modern amenities and services, Diamond Collection inns participate in a comprehensive third-party annual inspection conducted by InnConcierge. “When we evaluate and pass an inn for BedandBreakfast.com’s Diamond Collection status, it has to pass a 400+ point ratings criteria, which is the most stringent of all ratings programs,” says Stephen Tallon, InnConcierge founder. “Innkeepers across the nation have sought out the Diamond Collection program from BedandBreakfast.com because it highlights and markets the unique offerings these special bed and breakfast inns offer to their guests.”
Thank you to all of our participating Diamond Collection inns and travelers for supporting this wonderful program! Pictured is Castle in the Country in Allegan, Michigan, which has been a Diamond Collection member since 2009.
By Emily Starbuck Crone