WHLA Announces Winner of the 2023 Website & Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest
Bay Shore Inn of Door County Received the Most Votes out of 15 Finalists
A historic inn that has maintained its original character, Bay Shore Inn is located 2.5 miles from downtown Sturgeon Bay and is the perfect place to unwind from it all. Established in 1922, this family-friendly resort with breathtaking sunsets sits across the bay from Potawatomi State Park.
“We are excited to feature this great lakeside property on the cover of the 2023 Wisconsin Lodging Directory. As travelers hit the road, we look forward to them picking up one of the 140,000 copies of this year’s publication,” said WHLA President & CEO Bill Elliott, CAE. He continued, “Every year, people exploring the State of Wisconsin use our directory and our WisconsinLodging.org website to find a great place to stay. We encourage travelers to get out there and enjoy some true Wisconsin Hospitality. ”
The 2023 Cover Contest ran from August 1, 2022 – October 1, 2022. WHLA members and travelers were invited to vote for their favorite cover photo, displayed at WisconsinLodging.org/cover-contest. Participants were encouraged to share their cover on social media and with their guests. Bay Shore Inn won the 2023 contest with over 15.6% of the votes.
All WHLA members were encouraged to participate in the contest. In addition to Bay Shore Inn, voters could select their favorite cover from finalists including:
Visit WisconsinLodging.org/winner to view the 2023 cover and learn more about our winner.
WHLA is a nonprofit trade association representing hotel and lodging properties in the state of Wisconsin. Established in 1896, WHLA represents all sizes and types of lodging properties throughout the state, providing valued industry services that include marketing, legislative representation, industry education and resources in addition to a legal assistance program. At the federal level, WHLA is proud to partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
About the Wisconsin Lodging Directory
The Wisconsin Lodging Directory is one of the top 5 picked up travel publications in Wisconsin and features over 500 lodging properties and tourism entities in membership with the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association. Together with our distribution partners, 140,000 print copies will be distributed throughout Wisconsin and key markets across the US in early March 2023. Additionally, a digital version is available online and emailed to over 10,000 WisconsINN Getaways email subscribers. The organization has been publishing lodging guide books since the early 1970s.
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