By Bay View Collection | May 06, 2020
Ashley Watts & Cameron Butler

CAMDEN, ME, April 29th, 2020 – 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, is proud to announce that Ashley Watts and Cameron Butler, both Guest Services Managers, have earned their Hospitality Management Certificate from Cornell University through their e-Cornell Program sponsored by the New England Inns & Resorts Association


Ashley has worked for the Bay View Collection for over 4 years and has been a Guest Services Manager since spring of 2017. Born and raised in Maine, Ashley is a proud mother of three young children and is able to balance a full-time career in hospitality while helping raise a young family along with her husband. A supermom, we like to call her, and her caring for our guests is exemplified because of this!


Cameron is also a native Mainer, born and raised in the mid-coast, and has worked for the Bay View Collection for almost 5 years. Cameron was promoted to Guest Services Manager the same time Ashley was in spring of 2017. Cameron loves the great outdoors, animals and most sports. He is also a motorhead, having a passion for sports cars and motorcycles. Cameron’s details oriented viewpoint allows for a no-stone-left-unturned approach to the guest experience.


Ashley and Cameron recently completed their 3-month, 6-course program and received their certificate in Hospitality Management through e-Cornell, Cornell University’s online certificate program. This program covers a wide range of content, from building a loyal guest base to finances to team building, giving you a set of skills needed to be successful in a hospitality management role.


“We are very proud of Cameron and Ashley’s hospitality pursuits and ambitions. They have both been a great asset to our organization and have developed great trust and respect among their fellow co-workers. They both have a great passion for the art of hospitality and providing our guests outstanding service and experiences. We are very lucky to have Ashley and Cameron and will continue to support their educational pursuits”, says Matthew Levin, Director of Hotels for the Bay View Collection.


Erick Anderson, General Manager of the Collection, added “We are excited with the educational achievement of Cameron and Ashley. They have always been such great role models for many of our staff to look up to and this additional arrow in their quiver will certainly add to their strengths and capabilities moving forward. It has been a real treat watching them both continue to grow within our company and take their roles to even further heights.”


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 View is 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 View evokes a sophisticated style, offering guests an oasis of warmth, comfort, and tranquility.

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