has listed Hummelstown’s The Inn at Westwynd Farm to its Top 10 U.S. Bed & Breakfast list.

“It’s a true honor to be chosen for the Top 10 U.S. B&B’s award, and we are thrilled that our hard work and that our staff has set us apart,” says Carolyn Troxell, innkeeper., an international B&B reservation website, began honoring 10 B&Bs each November across the country. Finalists were chosen based on an analysis of traveler reviews, and winners were selected by guest judges including Michael Franco, travel writer for TravelMag; Stirling Kelso, freelance travel writer, Travel + Leisure; Carol Morse, features editor, SmarterTravel; and Laura Motta, director of publishing, Shermans Travel.

“These award-winning inns like The Inn at Westwynd Farm really showcase bed-and-breakfasts and inns that often become a destination to discover and not just a place to stay, says Matt Laessig, general manager, “Travelers select bed-and-breakfasts because they enjoy staying in a one-of-a-kind place that offers not only character, special amenities and unmatched hospitality, but also enables them to discover new experiences.”

The Inn at Westwynd Farm is located on an equestrian farm that allows guests to watch horses roam through the pastures. Amenities include antiques, fireplaces, Jacuzzis and more. Other inns on the list include the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic, Conn., and The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s in Provincetown, Mass.

Atlantic City

Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 


Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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If you want to be sure your meeting in the Northeast will strengthen team bonds, consider holding it at Cliff House Maine. Nestled on 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, the luxury property offers 226 guest rooms, including 40 suites, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and 25,000 square feet of conference and meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. Venues include the Atlantic Ballroom, with its double-height panoramic windows offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean.