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Press Release: GREEN PALM INN IN SAVANNAH JOINS HUNDREDS OF B&B INNS TO HONOR MILITARY VETERANS

Veterans Day flag at Green Palm Inn in Savannah GA USA

American Flag for Veterans at Green Palm Inn

News from Green Palm Inn

Contact: Sandy Traub, straub@spatior.com, 912-398-9828

SAVANNAH, Georgia (November 9, 2012) — Green Palm Inn will join hundreds of inns and B&Bs throughout the U.S. and Canada in honoring active and retired veterans with free rooms in recognition of Veteran’s Day.  In a campaign called B&Bs for Vets, Green Palm Inn will join inns and B&Bs in opening their doors with complimentary stays for vets on November 11, 2012 so they can have a great night’s sleep in a B&B. Green Palm Inn offered and filled all four of the inn’s rooms with U.S. veterans.

“This is our third year to participate, and we are proud to join innkeepers across the USA and Canada in honoring retired military veterans,” said innkeeper Diane McCray. “It is heartwarming to me and over 500 innkeepers this year to host thousands of veterans a B&B, like ours in this concerted way.  I hope each will realize what an honor this is for us to express our gratitude for their service,” adds Diane.

The B&Bs for Vets program started in 2008 when Kathleen Panek, co-owner of the Gillum House and a handful of other innkeepers in West Virginia opened their doors to veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day. The program grew in popularity among innkeepers, and last year  more than 900 inns in the US and Canada participated by offering free rooms to vets.  This year, the Professional Association of Innkeepers International will coordinate the B&Bs for Vets program as a way to help veterans learn about today’s B&B experience.

Green Palm Inn’s rooms have already been reserved by veterans. To see a complete list of participating inns and B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada, visit http://www.betterwaytostay.com/current-promotions/bbs-for-vets/.

About Green Palm Inn

Exuding a calm, homey yet smart cottage atmosphere, Green Palm Inn is consistently top-rated among Savannah bed and breakfast inns on TripAdvisor.com. Featured in American Way magazine, the two historic seamen cottages today is a modernized, lazy-delightful Gingerbread classic (circa 1897) — a cozy, welcoming, happening place. Described by Fodors guide as a “pleasing little discovery” and “a little gem of an inn”, the appeal of the inn is its niche focus on Savannah’s little local spots, described as the “Softer side of Savannah” by the well-traveled innkeeper, Diane McCray.  She often reminds guests of their favorite aunt — devoted to guests’ every need. Lodging travelers reside just steps away from serene Greene Square, one of 22 celebrated public garden parks downtown.  Telephone toll free 1/888-606-9510.

About Better Way to Stay

The Better Way To Stay project is a grassroots campaign sponsored by the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (www.innkeeping.org).  The campaign is dedicated to helping travelers discover today’s inns and B&B experience through programs and social network campaigns geared to enhancing the travel experience.  (For associations and inns contributing to the campaign, please add this sentence:  The Better Way To Stay is supported in part by donations from (insert the name of your inn/association).

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