Garrison Hotel welcomed to Garrison City

The governor, city officials, members of the Dover Chamber of Commerce and other well wishers came to welcome the Garrison Hotel to Dover on Thursday.

The 66-room hotel located off the Spaulding Turnpike opened last month in a building that was slated for demolition just a couple of years ago. “From what it was to what it is — this is unbelievable,” said Dover Mayor Karen Weston.

The Port Inn

New Hampshire inn sees surge of business as Navy yard expands

It’s a familiar sight: employees of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the staff at The Port Inn palling around on a first-name basis in the lobby of the hotel. They catch up, crack jokes and discuss the day’s events.

Located about four miles from the sprawling PNSY in Kittery, Maine, the Port Inn has become a surrogate home and family for contractors and employees of the nearby shipyard.

Portsmouth New Hampshire

Pretty Portsmouth packed with unique charm

It was dark by the time I rolled into the parking lot of the Port Inn in Portsmouth, N.H., having arrived earlier at Boston Logan International Airport. After getting settled into my lovely, comfy suite at the locally owned inn, it was time to meet my dinner date in downtown Portsmouth, a place I had never been before.

"You'll have no problems, Patricia," Skip, the hotel's convivial night manager, assured me about finding my way around town. And how right he was.


Port Hospitality bringing new 66-room boutique hotel, The Garrison Hotel to Dover, NH

Port Hospitality Group announces the opening of The Garrison Hotel, located at 181 Silver Street, Dover, in Spring of 2017. The Garrison Hotel will expand the group's existing portfolio of one-of-a-kind boutique hotels belonging to the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels.


America's Top 7 Scenic Fall Road Trips Under $500

In downtown Portsmouth, expect a mix of cobblestone streets and colonial buildings, along with "must-sees like the John Paul Jones House, the preserved colonial buildings at Strawbery Banke and the exceptional RiverRun bookstore," says Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor-in-chief of Budget Travel. When it comes to accommodations, Firpo-Cappiello recommends the Port Inn, which offers rooms for less than $250 nightly in September and less than $200 in October.


Great Fall Getaway: Portsmouth, NH

My wife and I just got back from a weekend “escape from New York” to one of our favorite New England destinations, and I realized that Budget Travelers need to know: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, belongs on your autumn to-do list...The Port Inn is one of the longest-operating lodgings in the Portsmouth area, combining the homey welcome of a family-run hotel with beautifully appointed furniture and fixtures thanks to a recent renovation. Waking up to the delicious complimentary hot breakfast (including excellent, locally roasted White Heron coffee) felt downright indulgent.


Second-generation hoteliers reflect on lessons learned

Hospitality has always been an industry in which employees can work their way up from entry-level positions to management or even ownership. But there is  a large contingent of owners and operators who were born into the business. While some operators were literally raised in hotels, Mark Bouzianis, owner of the Port Inn in Kennebunk, Maine, was employed to do odd jobs at hotels owned by his uncles in New Hampshire while he was growing up. He pursued business and accounting degrees in college before returning to hospitality. Eventually, when the family began to build an independent hotel and was in need of a GM, Bouzianis jumped on board. 


Road Trip For Good: The 7 Greatest Things To Do With Your Dog In New Hampshire

Settled in 1623, Portsmouth, New Hampshire claims to be the nation’s third-oldest city. It served as a focal point on the Eastern seaboard until the late 1800s. This city will truly make you feel like you have stepped back in time.  Stay at dog-friendly Port Inn, the longest operating Portsmouth hotel with your dog to be centrally located.  With a complimentary breakfast, a welcoming staff and yes, dog treats, you will feel right at home with your dog in New Hampshire.


Port Inn Portsmouth joins Ascend Collection Hotels

The Port Inn, Portsmouth’s oldest and longest operating hotel, has been selected to be a member of Choice Hotel’s Ascend Collection of Historic, Boutique, and Unique Hotels. The Ascend Collection seeks out high-quality hotels and inns that offer a strong connection with the local culture and community.


Port Inn touts green-friendly style

The Port Inn has a progressive, environmentally friendly style. It is constantly moving forward in its contributions to the green cause, both at the Inn and throughout the city.Owned by brothers James and Mark Bouzianis, the inn is involved with Project Planet, a hotel organization that promotes decreased water use, energy consumption and detergent waste.