Your Innkeepers & Awards
30+ Years & 2 Generations of Hospitality
Italian for the “Inn of Happiness” Albergo Allegria offers the grace and hospitality of another century. The architectural and decorative details that the innkeepers have endeavored to preserve throughout this sprawling 21 room bed and breakfast hotel is matched with the charm of a team of friendly professional staff.
Vito and Lenore Radelich created Albergo Allegria in 1982 from two neglected buildings rich in history and hospitality. Their daughter, Marianna, and son-in-law, Leslie, added to the family operations and have been welcoming guests alongside the Radelich’s for nearly two decades.
January 2014 ushered in the long-term plan of Vito and Lenore maneuvering into retirement with Marianna and Leslie taking the reins of the Inn. Both families are excited to see how the next chapter in Albergo Allegria’s life unfolds.
Marianna grew up in the family’s restaurant business. She added to hospitality the heritage of her parents and graduated with a Hotel Restaurant Management degree. Leslie, a native of Perth, Western Australia, met Marianna while traveling through Windham on a mission trip and they married in 1992. Leslie has since become an American Citizen and most recently underwent a hundred-hour NY State course to become a volunteer firefighter with Windham Hose Company #1.
Marianna and Leslie’s sons follow in the entrepreneurial tradition and opened their own business, Bean Wise Coffee, at the ages of eleven and ten. Justice and Maximum are the youngest members of the Windham Chamber of Commerce. They are exploring expanding their customer base by offering Bean Wise Coffee in local retail shops and working on an ecommerce website. You can like their Facebook page.
TripAdvisor – Certificate of Excellence.
Only 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. Albergo Allegria Inn has received the June 2013 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.
AAA – “Excellent” for 15 consecutive years – Top 5%
The American Automobile Association is one of the world’s largest travel organizations. AAA annually evaluates each lodging establishment appearing in its travel publications. After a professional field inspector determines that a property meets AAA’s minimum requirements for approval, a quality rating from one to five diamonds is assigned. AAA defines 4 Diamond properties as “excellent and display a high level of service and hospitality. These properties offer a variety of amenities and upscale facilities in the guest rooms, on the grounds and in public areas.” Albergo Allegria Hotel received its first 4 Diamond Award in January 1998.
The Mobil Travel Guide, produced by Mobil Corporation and published by Fodor’s Travel Publications, Inc. is a highly respected consumer guidebook. Carefully selected and trained field representatives visit each Mobil Travel Guide establishment unannounced.
Mobil defines a Three-Star Inn as “one of the finest establishments a given locale has to offer. It is maintained by knowledgeable, affable personnel, dedicated to meeting the needs of their guests. Often beautifully furnished with antiques and fine linens, the Three-Star inn offers a unique experience. The inn will be of interesting architecture often located in a lovely historic environment.” Albergo Allegria has continued its 3 Star rating for over 10 years.