AAA Adds 7 Hotels to Exclusive Five Diamond List for 2017

AAA has published their new list of approved Five Diamond Hotels for 2017.  After years of shrinking the list, AAA has finally increased the total 5 Diamond hotel list to 120 hotels.  The new hotels added are the following:

  • THE MODERN – NEW YORK CITY
  • FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANA’I – LANAI CITY, HAWAII
  • THE ST. REGIS NEW YORK – NEW YORK CITY
  • SPICE ISLAND BEACH RESORT – ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA
  • FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MEXICO D.F. – MEXICO CITY
  • DORADO BEACH, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE – DORADO, PUERTO RICO
  • THE JEFFERSON HOTEL – RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Congratulations to the new award-winning hotels and restaurants!  From the AAA press release:

“Five Diamond establishments represent the upper echelon of hospitality, redefining personalized service, using creativity to enhance guest comfort and providing memorable experiences,” said Michael Petrone, director, AAA Inspections and Diamond Ratings. “Attaining the Five Diamond Rating is an impressive accomplishment and is a point of great pride for these top hotels and restaurants.”

Also of note among the new additions to the list is the first Five Diamond Rated property in Grenada, Spice Island Beach Resort. The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs remains the only hotel that has maintained the Five Diamond Rating for 41 consecutive years – since 1976 when AAA first introduced the Diamond Ratings for accommodations. The Inn at Little Washington Dining Room in Virginia remains the longest tenured Five Diamond restaurant, the only one to maintain the coveted status for 29 consecutive years, since 1988.

“These leading edge properties are well-positioned to meet the needs of discerning travelers. Their noted attributes include contemporary design trends and the highest quality food and amenities. Personalized, attentive service is foremost, delivered in ways that offer guests inspiring and memorable local experiences,” said Petrone.

Candidates for the Five Diamond Rating undergo multiple unannounced evaluations and a final decision by a panel of experts. Using guidelines weighted by member priorities, inspectors meticulously evaluate guest services and physical attributes to assess the level of competence, refinement and hospitality and assign a corresponding rating of One to Five Diamonds.

For more information about Diamond Ratings and the complete lists of Four and Five Diamond hotels and restaurants, visit AAA.com/DiamondAwards.

Currently, only .3% of all AAA-rated hotels achieved the Five Diamond Rating.  AAA rated 59,000 hotels for 2017.

Here is the full list of 2017 AAA Five Diamond Rated Hotels:

Arizona

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (2015)

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (1991)

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (2001)

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician (2007)

The Phoenician (2004)

California

Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills (2001)

The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows (2008)

The Peninsula Beverly Hills (1993)

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa (1999)

Monarch Beach Resort (2007)

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel (1986)

The Lodge at Torrey Pines (2002)

Montage Laguna Beach (2012)

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara (2005)

The Resort at Pelican Hill (2009)

Château du Sureau (2013)

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (2006)

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa (2014)*

Fairmont Grand Del Mar (2009)

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco (1994)

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe (2011)

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (2008)

Colorado

The Little Nell (1991)

The Broadmoor (1976)

Four Seasons Hotel Denver (2014)*

The Ritz-Carlton, Denver (2010)

Connecticut

Winvian (2010)

District of Columbia

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. (1989)

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington DC (2004)

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. (2001)

Florida

St. Regis Bal Harbour (2012)

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (2012)

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale (2009)

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort (2014)*

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (2008)

Four Seasons Hotel Miami (2006)

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (1987)

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach (2009)

The Breakers, Palm Beach (1996)

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (2002)

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach (2009)

Georgia

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta (1999)

St. Regis Atlanta Hotel & Residences (2010)

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation (2006)

The Lodge at Sea Island (2001)

The Cloister (2015)

Hawaii

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua (1996)

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu (1998)

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i (2016)

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (1991)

Illinois

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago (1990)

The Langham, Chicago (2014)*

The Peninsula Chicago (2002)

Trump International Hotel & Tower (2010)

Waldorf Astoria Chicago (2010)

Massachusetts

Four Seasons Hotel Boston (1988)

Mandarin Oriental Boston (2009)

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common (2010)

Nevada

ARIA Resort & Casino (2010)

ARIA Sky Suites (2011)

Bellagio (2001)

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas (1999)

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas (2010)

SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand (2006)

Wynn Tower Suites (2013)

New York

Four Seasons Hotel New York (1994)

Mandarin Oriental, New York (2005)

Park Hyatt New York (2015)

The Peninsula New York (1999)

The Pierre New York-A Taj Hotel (2009)

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park (2002)

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park (2002)

Trump International Hotel & Tower (2010)

Trump SoHo® New York (2012)

North Carolina

The Umstead Hotel & Spa (2007)

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte (2010)

The Fearrington House Inn (1994)

Pennsylvania

Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (2006)

Rhode Island

Ocean House (2011)

South Carolina

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort (2011)

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (2006)

Tennessee

The Hermitage Hotel (2003)

Utah

Montage Deer Valley (2013)

St Regis Deer Valley (2015)

Virginia

The Jefferson Hotel (2016)

The Inn at Little Washington (1989)

Wisconsin

The American Club (1985)

Wyoming

Four Seasons Resort & Residences Jackson Hole (2006)

CANADA

Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver (2012)

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto (2013)

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto (2014)*

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto (2011)

Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto (2015)

CARIBBEAN

Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort (2011)

Sandy Lane Hotel (2003)

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman (2014)*

Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort & Club (2010)

Spice Island Beach Resort (2016)

Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies (2012)

Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (2016)

St. Regis Bahia Beach Puerto Rico (2012)

MEXICO

The Resort at Pedregal (2012)

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort (2002)

One&Only Palmilla (2014)*

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico D.F. (2016)

Banyan Tree Cabo Marques (2013)

Hotel Mousai (2015)

Grand Luxxe (2014)

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (2007)

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico (2001)

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (2009)

Le Blanc Spa Resort (2010)

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun (1996)

Fairmont Mayakoba (2007)

Grand Velas Riviera Maya (2010)

Rosewood Mayakobá (2009)

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (2013)

Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya (2004)

 

Source:  AAA 5 Diamond List

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