For the year 2012, 9 new hotels have attained AAA’s highest property rating. 7 hotels have lost their 5 Diamond status, bringing the total AAA 5 Diamond hotels to 126.
The new Five Diamond Hotels are:
ARIA Sky Suites, Las Vegas, Nev.
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.
Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, Jumby Bay, Antigua
Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Fla.
Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Ocean House, Watch Hill, R.I.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Calif.
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The St. Regis Houston, Houston, Texas
A few other key notes from AAA’s press release: