The Inn at Bay Harbor Named to 'World's Best Hotels' List by Travel + Leisure

February 13, 2014

BAY HARBOR, Mich. - Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine has distinguished The Inn at Bay Harbor as one of the "500 World's Best Hotels" for 2014.  The Inn is one of three hotels from Michigan to make the venerable award list, which is published annually in the January issue of the international travel magazine.

The 500 highest-rated hotels are selected by Travel + Leisure readers who rate hotels and resorts in categories of location, service, value, and dining options. 

The Inn at Bay Harbor offers a stunning location nestled along Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay and epitomizes turn-of-the-century style with the quaint splendor of a Victorian inn.  The hotel's lobby features a towering Schonbek chandelier and a fire feature designed to encourage lounging and relaxation.  In the 134 guest rooms, including 84 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, cottage-style elegance exudes throughout the spacious floor plans, and spectacular views are all around.  Resort amenities include a full-service spa and salon, two restaurants, outdoor patios, a lounge, fitness center, boutique shopping, and an endless array of nearby activities including plentiful winter recreation and award-winning golf. 

"It is an honor to be named among the world's most elite hotels," said Ron Braniecki, general manager of The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort.  "At The Inn, our associates cater to our guests every need, and that level of superior service creates a truly one of a kind vacation experience, made even better by one of the most beautiful locations in the world." 

In celebration of the award, The Inn at Bay Harbor has created a T+L 500 World's Best Package offering overnight lodging with the resort's signature rose petal turndown, an intimate dinner, and breakfast for two starting at $278.   For reservations, call 800.462.6963.  For more information, visit

For the full list of the magazine's top hotels, go

The Inn at Bay Harbor is owned and managed by Boyne Resorts and joined the Renaissance Hotels & Resorts family in 2003.  The Inn at Bay Harbor is the first among the Renaissance Hotels & Resorts portfolio located in the state of Michigan.  The resort has received Marriott's Service Excellence award four consecutive years.For more information on The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort, call 231.439.4000 or visit

The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort opened in 1998, and become a member of the Renaissance Hotels & Resorts family in 2003.  Owned and managed by Boyne Resorts, The Inn is located on the shores of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay near Petoskey and invokes the flair and romance of turn-of-the-century northern Michigan inns.  The resort offers 134 guest rooms and suites, lakeside cottages, Crooked Tree Golf Club and the renowned Bay Harbor Golf Club, full-service spa, dining, wedding and meeting facilities.  The Inn has earned TripAdvisor's Certificates of Excellence; Golf Digest's Best In State, GOLF Magazine's Silver Medal Award for Overall Excellence and named a Top Resort and Top Spa by Condé Nast Traveler readers.  Learn more at and

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