St. Augustine Record 2009 - INNS OF ELEGANCE WIN AWARD
TRAVEL INDUSTRY AWARD February 2009
“State Association of Superior Small Lodging of Florida
Presents Inns of Elegance with Prestigious Awards” _____________________________________________________________________________
St. Augustine, FL (February 2009) On behalf of Florida’s Superior Small Lodging Association (SSL), four Inns of Elegance in St. Augustine have individually received the 2008 White Glove Award. A prestigious honor that is awarded to only a few dozen Florida accommodations each year, the inns are nominated and selected through a detailed annual inspection. The Inns (listed below) received top honors for cleanliness, service, quality of bath and bed linens and overall excellence, based on strict industry criteria.
The 2008 White Glove Awards were officially announced at the December 1st 2008 SSL conference in Clearwater, Florida. The Inns of Elegance recipients include:
• Bayfront Marin
• Casablanca Inn
• Inn on Charlotte
• St. Francis Inn
According to Joe Finnegan, owner of St. Francis Inn and a member of Inns of Elegance,“It’s a rare honor for an association of historic inns to receive the coveted White Glove Award. We all take tremendous pride in the excellence of our individual properties, giving our guests the ultimate travel experience.”
The Inns of Elegance (circa 1791 – 1914) are a celebrated collection of romantic Bed & Breakfast Inns, all in the heart of the historic district and within walking distance to the restaurants, shops, attractions and magic of America’s Oldest City! They pride themselves on their signature breakfasts, outdoor gardens and verandahs, private and luxurious baths, complimentary parking and V.I.P. personalized guest service.