The White Gull Inn has been selected by the editors of National Geographic Traveler to be included in the magazine’s second annual “Stay List,” featuring “129 Hotels We Love.” The new list debuts in the April 2009 issue of National Geographic Traveler and includes 129 properties in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
“The hotels on our Stay List 2009 don’t just reflect their surroundings – they help define them,” says Traveler Senior Editor Sheila Feldman Buckmaster. “What they all have in common is a transcendent vision that goes beyond traditional hotel-keeping. This mindset is what gives these hotels their sense of place. Make no mistake: you’ll sense the vibe at once. And after your stay, you’ll leave with the kind of insight only soulful places can provide.”
To find these hotels, Traveler tapped into the collected experiences of veteran journalists, inveterate road warriors, and local experts. They based their nominations on key criteria. Is the hotel engaged with the local community? Does it subscribe to sustainable practices that respect the region? Does it truly capture the spirit of its setting? Further research and detailed questionnaires winnowed hundreds of submissions down to this sweet list of 129 hotels.