Bay View Collection Announces New Group Sales & Events Manager

By Bay View Collection | Mar 13, 2019
Tracy Higgins-Wakeford

CAMDEN, ME, March 13, 2019 – Press Release– Bay View Collection, a small group of distinctive, luxury boutique hotels in Camden, Maine whose properties include the Lord Camden Inn, Grand Harbor Inn, and 16 Bay View, would like to announce that Tracy Higgins-Wakeford has recently been hired as their new Group Sales & Events Manager.

Tracy comes to the Bay View Collection with over 20 years of event management and group sales experience, with her most recent employment at Point Lookout as their Event Coordinator and Sales Associate. Tracy lives in nearby Rockport with her husband and two young children and is very excited to be a part of a growing hospitality organization with a passion for and commitment to providing remarkable customer service.

“With a strong grasp of mid-coast Maine’s corporate and social group business climate combined with her experience in managing large conferences and events, Tracy is the perfect person to help 16 Bay View and its sister properties better connect with the local and regional business community”, says Matthew Levin, Director of Hotels.

Erick Anderson, General Manager for the Bay View Collection, states “We are very excited for Tracy to take over this important role for our organization. Her drive, professionalism, and outstanding customer service skills will be a great asset and I look forward to working with her in building upon the initial success of our group sales programs and offerings.”

When asked about her new role, Tracy says, “I couldn't be more excited to be working in such a unique and dynamic organization! In addition to working closely with some incredibly skilled and gifted colleagues, I'm looking forward to helping Bay View Collection become the destination in mid-coast Maine for individuals, organizations and companies looking for a truly unique event experience“.

The primary responsibilities of the Group Sales & Events Manager is to generate group sales for special events including weddings, banquets, corporate retreats, social events and parties, and to promote our catering services, utilizing function space and guest rooms offered by all 3 of our luxury boutique hotels, 16 Bay View, Lord Camden Inn, and Grand Harbor Inn.

For anyone interested in hosting their next corporate meeting or group event in mid-coast Maine, contact Tracy Higgins-Wakeford at (207) 706-7990.

About the Bay View Collection

Since 1984, Lord Camden Inn has been recognized as Camden’s premier downtown boutique hotel, boasting unsurpassed service, comfort and elegance. With 36 luxurious rooms & suites, the Inn combines old-world architecture with modern-day comfort, service and amenities. Located in the center of town, the Inn is the closest to Camden's fine shops, galleries, restaurants, the Harbor Park Amphitheater and waterfront boardwalk. Lord Camden Inn offers an affordable luxury Inn experience that will lure you back again and again.

Grand Harbor Inn is Camden’s only luxury waterfront hotel. Located at Bay View Landing, the Grand Harbor Inn’s exquisitely well-appointed waterfront rooms and suites offer guests unparalleled views of Camden Harbor and the Islands of Penobscot Bay. Featuring private balconies, gas fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and separate glass showers, large screen LCD TV’s, high speed wireless internet, the Inn blends all the contemporary comforts and amenities guests expect with a rustic old-world, warm and elegant feel.

Camden’s newest luxury hotel, 16 Bay Viewis the transformation of a 100-year-old industrial brick building into a one-of-a-kind 21-room boutique hotel that delivers 
an authentic Camden, Maine experience. Located on Bay View Street, amid a thriving shopping district full of galleries, fine restaurants and boutiques, just footsteps from Camden Harbor, we created something special – a distinctive jewel in the heart of Camden. Inspired by the bold structural elements and unique architectural features of the building, 16 Bay Viewevokes a sophisticated style, offering guests an oasis of warmth, comfort, and tranquility.

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