Florida Superior Small Lodging™ Announces 33 St. Petersburg Clearwater Area Hotels Are Recipients of the Prestigious White Glove Award 2014

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Cornell University's distinguished professor of Hospitality, Donald Dermody, created the White Glove Award to recognize housekeeping excellence. This year, 33 boutique hotels in Pinellas County earned a perfect score in their on-site housekeeping inspections.

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The Superior Small Lodging Brand instills consumer confidence at the highest standards of room cleanliness and guest service.

Just in time for the busy summer travel season, the Superior Small Lodging™ Association (SSL) today announced that 33 St. Petersburg/ Clearwater area boutique hotels have achieved the organization’s prestigious Donald A. Dermody White Glove Award for housekeeping excellence.

St. Petersburg/Clearwater has almost 200 eligible area hotels, inns, B&B's and resorts.

A remarkable 33 have earned this year’s highly coveted White Glove Award. “The White Glove Award applies the hospitality industry’s highest standards for housekeeping,” said June Mohns, a local leader and proprietor of Island Paradise Cottages of Madeira Beach. Properties must receive a Total Housekeeping Score of 100% in their annual review to receive this award. Only the best of the best are recognized.

“Cornell University’s, distinguished professor of Hospitality Donald Dermody created The Donald A. Dermody White Glove Award to recognize hotel owners who have achieved absolute perfect scores on their hotels housekeeping standards and room hygiene,” states Ben Hirshenfang, PRP property inspector.

Two areas are vital to succeeding in the competitive Lodging Industry-Guest satisfaction and developing Brand Loyalty...

“This award recognizes these 33 properties and their commitment to cleanliness in the lodging industry. The Superior Small Lodging Brand instills consumer confidence at the highest standards of room cleanliness and guest service”, states Vincent Stona, SSL Awards Chairman.

Below is a list of 2014 White Glove Award winners in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area of Tampa Bay. To see a complete list of hotels with links to their websites please click here.

Clearwater Beach & Clearwater
+ Camelot Beach Resort
+ East Shore Resort
+ Ebb Tide Waterfront Resort
+ Frenchy’s Oasis Motel
+ Palm Pavilion Inn    
+ Parker Manor Resort
+ Sea Captain Resort on the Bay
+ Summerside Inn

+ Blue Moon Inn

+ Sea Breeze Manor B&B

Indian Rocks Beach
+ 810 Gulf Resort    
+ Cay Pointe Villa
+ Colonial Court Inn
+ Sarah’s Seaside

indian Shores
+ Barrett Beach Bungalows
+ Sand Glo Villas
+ SunBurst Inn

Madeira Beach
+ Island Paradise Cottages of Madeira Beach
+ Shoreline Island Resort

N. Redington Beach
+ Park Circle B&B

+ Coconut Inn
+ Inn on the Beach
+ Island’s End Resort
+ Sabal Palms Inn

St. Pete Beach
+ Bay Palms Waterfront Resort
+ Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort
+ Beach Haven Villas
+ Miramar Resort
+ Pasa Tiempo Private Waterfront Resort    
+ Plaza Beach Hotel Beachfront Resort

St. Petersburg
+ The Birchwood Inn

Treasure Island
+ Beach Side Palms
+ Page Terrace Beachfront Hotel

About the Superior Small Lodging™ Association:

The Superior Small Lodging™ Association is the nation’s largest and oldest association dedicated to serving smaller owner-operated hotels, resort, B&B's and inns. The non-profit association, created in 1989 has approximately 175 member hotels in Florida, representing almost 3000 rooms. The mission is to set and recognize standards of excellence for quality and guest services, and to promote awareness of exceptional achievement to benefit Florida’s tourists.

Travelers seeking a unique authentic Florida guest experience with personalized service can rely on the Superior Small Lodging™ Association for help in choosing exceptional accommodations. For information about unique, boutique, guest service-oriented small hotels with authentic Florida charm visit the Superior Small Lodging Association at http://www.SuperiorSmallLodging.com. In the St. Petersburg – Clearwater area visit http://www.FloridaSSL.com.

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