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5-Star Service Award Winners

Contact: Todd Allen, President - Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky
1347 s. Third St., Louisville, KY 40208

Louisville, KY – In celebration of National Tourism Week, the Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky has announced its 5 Star Service Awards Recipients for 2012. The Awards Program is based upon a qualitative and quantitative review of the nearly 50,000 independent B&B Guest reviews submitted to TripAdvisor.com and other leading Travel Review Sites.
The following award winners were recognized for their 5 Star Service to Kentucky's B&B Travelers:
Best Guest Rooms: Dupont Mansion B&B, Louisville
Best Breakfast: Inn at Woodhaven, Louisville
Best Decor: A Storybook Inn, Versailles
Most Family Friendly: Country Girl at Heart Farm B&B, Munfordville
Girlfriend Getaways: Snug Hollow B&B, Irvine
Best for Weddings: The Ashley Inn, Lancaster
Best for Retreats: Blue Heron Retreat Center and B&B, Richmond
Best Amenities: Bluegrass Country Estate B&B, LaGrange
Best Restaurant: Parkview Country Inn, Auburn
Best Specials: Christopher's B&B, Bellevue
Best Business Services: Swann's Nest at Cygnet Farm B&B, Lexington
Best Farm Activities: First Farm Inn, Petersburg
Best Historic Preservation: Riverside Inn, Warsaw
Most Romantic: Burlington's Willis Graves B&B, Burlington
Best Hospitality & Service: Maple Hill Manor B&B, Springfield
Travel Reviews are the most important factor when choosing a B&B. In fact, according to a recent industry survey, 96% of consumers consider reviews to be somewhere between important and essential when selecting a place to stay, and 12% will not make a reservation at a property without them. We're delighted to recognize these distinguished B&B Members, which represent the finest B&Bs in Kentucky based on Travelers Reviews" explained Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky President, Todd Allen.   
Annual BBAK Conference Awards were also recently announced:
BBAK President's Award: Rosalie Swann, Swann's Nest B&B at Cygnet Farm, Lexington. Presented to the Member who has been personally challenged, yet remained committed and actively involved in supporting the association.
BBAK Region Representative of the Year: Brenda Guidugli, Christopher's B&B, Bellevue Presented to the Regional Rep for going above and beyond with their Regional care, representation, and member growth.
BBAK's Best New Innkeeper of the Year: Theresa Padgett, Southern Grace B&B, Brandenburg Presented to the new BBAK Member who is most actively engaged and involved in their first 2 years as a member.
BBAK Volunteer of the Year: Todd Allen, Maple Hill Manor B&B, Springfield Presented to the Volunteer who has dedicated the most time and effort in advancing BBAK.
BBAK Business Associate of the Year: Mary Morrow & Associates, CPAs. Presented to the Business Associate who has significantly contributed to the support of BBAK.

To celebrate the award announcements, the Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky is offering the following Discount Offers:
$25 BONUS for every $100 B&B Gift Certificate purchase.
FREE SHIPPING for the purchase of the best-selling Kentucky cookbook, Room at the Table. The cookbook includes gourmet recipes and beautiful photography of prepared dishes, featured Inns, and extraordinary landscapes representing Kentucky. The hard-bound cookbook is 10 x 10 inches, 128 pages with full color, professional photographs. The cost of the cookbook is only $24.95.
These special offers are available through the end of the month, by contacting Mary Morrow & Associates: 502-638-0665

About Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky: BBAK is a professional Kentucky B&B Association, comprised of nearly 100 inspected Bed & Breakfast Inns, Boutique Hotels, Boat & Breakfast Inns, Cottages, Country Inns, and Farm Stays. Only properties that are certified and agree to uphold Quality Standards can earn distinction of membership. Members therefore represent the very best in personalized, quality accommodations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We strive to be the best at what we do, individually and as a group. We work together to educate, promote, and support efforts for the advancement of our profession. Travelers are assured of a high-quality experience of B&B Members ranging from classic mansion and historic Inns to quaint log cabins and rural farm settings. Each destination welcomes you to relax and enjoy their quality accommodations, culinary creations, and distinctive amenities. For a "Better Way To Stay," plan to visit a Kentucky Bed & Breakfast soon.
To find out more about the Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky, its Members, Specials & Discount offers, and Recipes, please visit www.kentuckybb.com or call 1.888.281.8188 or 502-638-0665

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