Nonantum in the News
The Nonantum Resort Wins Henkel's Go Green & Save Contest!
Only 5 hotels across the country were selected for their efforts in going green. The Nonantum Resort was the only hotel in Maine and New England to be in the running. Voting ran through October 22, 2014 and The Nonantum was named the winner! The resort will receive $30,000 worth of Henkel products like Dial sustainable guestroom amenities to use in their 2015 season.
The Nonantum Resort, located on the beautiful coastal environment in Maine, has sustainability at the core of the property's mission statement. Working hard to raise awareness of the environmental impact of everything they do around the resort, this property saves green by going green in everything they do. Certified by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection as an Environmental Leader, The Nonantum implements programs to: save energy, conserve water, minimize/reduce waste, use environmentally preferable cleaners, purchase and prepare local foods, in addition to having 100% organic flower and herb gardens on the property. More specifically, they have recycled 1,308 lbs of soap and shampoo in 2013 by donating to Clean The World, and sent approximately 8 tons of kitchen waste to a local composting facility.
Nonantum Innkeeper, Jean Ginn Marvin, Elected President of New England Inns & Resort Association
October 2014: At the 107th Annual Meeting of the New England Inns and Resorts Association (NEIRA), Jean Ginn Marvin, Innkeeper at The Nonantum Resort, was elected President of the Board. Marvin commented, “It is such an honor to be chosen the leader of the most respected, influential hospitality organization in New England. I look forward to furthering NEIRA’s mission of driving awareness, increasing profitability and occupancy for independent properties throughout New England.”
New England Inns and Resorts Association is a collection of more than 275 of New England’s most distinctive independently owned and operated lodging properties. The association’s website (www.newenglandinnsandresorts.com) is a rich resource for travelers to New England, with area information and a quick reservations widget for one-stop comparison shopping and booking directly from the site.
Nonantum General Manager, Tina Hewett-Gordon, Named Chair of Maine Restaurant Association Board of Directors
October 2014: During its annual meeting, the board of the Maine Restaurant Association (MeRA) elected Tina Hewett-Gordon, General Manager of The Nonantum Resort, to a two year term as Chair of the Board. Hewett-Gordon has served on the MeRA Board since 2006.
“All of us here at The Nonantum Resort are so proud of Tina,” said Innkeeper Jean Ginn Marvin. “We know she will be a successful Chair, as Tina brings a wealth of skills to Maine Restaurant Association. There is no doubt this is going to be a great year for all involved!”
The Nonantum Resort has a longstanding tradition of culinary excellence. Executive Chef, Steve True, was named Maine Chef of the Year 2014. Chef True cooks up creative local cuisine, like his signature Blueberry Chipotle Ribs, and nightly specials featuring fresh seafood and ingredients like herbs from the resort's organic gardens. The Nonantum's 95 Ocean restaurant has received TV Diner's Platinum Plate Award. The resort also offers two casual dining spots - Heckman's Pub, located just off the lobby, and Latitudes Poolside Bar & Grill, open seasonally.
The Maine Restaurant Association is a private, non-profit, membership organization whose mission is to represent, promote and educate the foodservice industry in Maine with a vision to enhance prosperity for Maine’s restaurants.
It's all about the food during Kennebunk Restaurant Week
October 4-10th, 2014: Kennebunkport shines as a top dining destination. Guests can enjoy lovely water views, colorful fall foliage, romantic getaways, and of course fabulous local food and drink. The Nonantum's 95 Ocean restaurant is pleased to offer our Chef's special 3-course dinner menu with wine pairings hand selected by our bar manager, all for $45 per person.
95 Ocean Restaurant Participates in Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign
September 2014: Our restaurant was pleased to support the campaign to end childhood hunger by donating 25% of the proceeds from all of our Chef's Signature Blueberry Chipotle Ribs and Blueberry Crumb Pie sold each Monday night throughout the month of September - totaling $781.
The Culture Mom - A Nautical Visit to Nonantum Resort
Zagat Boston - 10 Reasons to Drive to Kennebunkport
Come for the fabulous restaurants, food and wine. Stay for the lovely water views, boutique shopping, art gallery hopping, antiquing and more!
Boston Globe - New England Travel - The Kennebunks
Nonantum noted for its Family-Friendly Digs
Cocktail of the Week - The Ocean Avenue Spritzer
Nonantum Welcomes New Marketing Director, Nicki Bean
July 2014: The Nonantum Resort is pleased to welcome Nicki Noble Bean as the new Director of Marketing. Bean brings a wealth of experience in the tourism industry, ranging from international travel to destination marketing to hotel sales.
Executive Chef Steve True Named Maine Chef of the Year 2014
The Nonantum Resort’s Executive Chef Steven True was named 2014 Chef of the Year by the Maine Restaurant Association. Chef True cooks up creative New England cuisine, like his Signature Blueberry Chipotle Ribs, Maine Lobster Stuffed Avocado, and nightly specials in 95 Ocean restaurant, using fresh and local ingredients like herbs from the resort’s gardens. Steve has been fulfilling his life-long passion as a chef for more than 30 years while living up and down the East Coast. He has been with the Nonantum for the past five years. Steve also volunteers his time in training up-and-coming culinary talent at Southern Maine Community College.
"A Cut Above the Rest: 12 Questions for Maine's Chef of the Year": http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140403-ENTERTAIN-404030357
Nonantum Participates in Taste of the Nation
June 2014 - Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the country’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry. Each spring and summer, the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at our events to raise the critical funds needed to support the No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger. http://ce.nokidhungry.org/portlandme
Kennebunkport Food & Wine Festival Showcases Top Local Chefs
June 2014: The Nonantum Resort's culinary team was pleased to participate in Maine Magazine's annual food, wine and art festival, showcasing the finest Maine has to offer in the lovely coastal setting of Kennebunkport. Guests of the week-long event enjoyed grand parties and intimate tastings prepared by some of the best chefs in New England, plus local wines and beers, live music, and art.
Yankee Magazine Best of New England 2013 Editors' Choice Award Winner
The Nonantum Resort named Best Family Lodging in Maine
Maine Innkeepers Association Honors Jean Ginn Marvin with 2011 Innkeeper of the Year
Freeport, Maine, November 2011……Jean Ginn Marvin, of the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, was honored with the 2011 Innkeeper of the Year Award by the Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) at their 90th annual meeting. The award is presented annually to an active Innkeeper who has significantly contributed to the development of the Maine Innkeepers Association.
Marvin’s career in hospitality began in 1999, when she was named Director of Sales at The Nonantum. After 5 years in that position she was promoted to her current job as Innkeeper. She has served on the executive committee of the Maine Innkeepers Association and on the board of New England Inns and Resorts (NEIRA). Marvin also serves on the President’s Advisory Council at SMCC, is a former Town Councilor in Cape Elizabeth, as well as a former Representative to The Maine Legislature, and has been a member of several Cape Elizabeth town commissions.
Marvin credited much of the success the Nonantum Resort has achieved to the dedication of the hotel staff and her General Manger, Tina Hewitt.
“While my name is the one on the plaque, the people who are responsible for the award are the men and women who come to work at The Nonantum each day with a smile and the belief that hospitality is indeed endless,” stated Marvin as she accepted the award.
Marvin has chaired the Southern Maine Community College Foundation Board; Portland Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees; South Portland Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees; Maine State Ethics Commission; Portland Conservatory of Music and The Maine Movers. She has also served as treasurer on the Maine Heritage Policy Board (MHPC) as well as the Maine Educational Services Board (MES).
Marvin and her husband Bob, of 29 years, are the proud parents of three.