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Sunset Bay Inn B&B basks in AAA award

By PIPER JONES CASTILLO

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 20, 2002


Sunset Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, 635 Bay St. NE, St. Petersburg, has received the AAA-Four Diamond Award. This is the third year the bed and breakfast has received the honor. "To receive the four diamonds, the B&Bs and hotels must meet certain criteria," said Mark Moore, division manager for AAA, St. Petersburg. "We have full-time inspectors who visit hotels year-round, and they visit the places unannounced. The inspectors observe the service just as any guest would. I believe there's only four B&Bs in the state with this top recognition, so we are very proud here in St. Petersburg," said Moore, who presented the innkeepers, Bob and Martha Bruce, with the honor last week. Sunset Bay Inn is also the only bed and breakfast on the west coast of Florida to receive the award.

Sunset Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, 635 Bay St. NE, St. Petersburg, has received the AAA-Four Diamond Award. This is the third year the bed and breakfast has received the honor. "To receive the four diamonds, the B&Bs and hotels must meet certain criteria," said Mark Moore, division manager for AAA, St. Petersburg. "We have full-time inspectors who visit hotels year-round, and they visit the places unannounced. The inspectors observe the service just as any guest would. I believe there's only four B&Bs in the state with this top recognition, so we are very proud here in St. Petersburg," said Moore, who presented the innkeepers, Bob and Martha Bruce, with the honor last week. Sunset Bay Inn is also the only bed and breakfast on the west coast of Florida to receive the award.

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John E. Steinway has been named chief operating officer for George F. Young Inc. in St. Petersburg, a consulting firm specializing in architecture, engineering, surveying and environmental services. Before the appointment, Steinway served as senior vice president of survey. He has been with George F. Young Inc. for 32 years.

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Guy Bickel has been named director of multimedia services for Best Evidence Inc., a technology and litigation support firm based in St. Petersburg. Before the appointment, Bickel served as multimedia director for Trial Practices Inc. in Tampa.

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