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2014 Five-Diamond Hotels

Travel organization AAA has announced the 183 select establishments that earned the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2014 Five Diamond Award lists. This exclusive group represents just 0.3 percent of the 59,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants. Five Diamond establishments stand apart using highly personalized approaches and creativity to enhance guest comfort and provide memorable experiences.

As a result of this year's additions, Chicago is now on par with New York City in its wealth of fine dining options, each home to seven Five Diamond restaurants. To the north, Québec now boasts Canada's highest concentration of Five Diamond establishments, with four restaurants and one hotel.

New Five Diamond Hotels (6):

Château du Sureau, Oakhurst, Calif.

Wynn Tower Suites, Las Vegas, Nev.

Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah

Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Banyan Tree Cabo Marques, Acapulco, Mexico

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

New Five Diamond Restaurants (8):

The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, Calif.

Acadia, Chicago, Ill.

Grace Restaurant, Chicago, Ill.

Sixteen, Chicago, Ill.

Per Se, New York, N.Y.

Restaurant La Tanière, Québec, Canada

Restaurant Le Patriarche, Québec, Canada

Cocina de Autor, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

AAA inspectors collectively visit some 1,200 hotels and restaurants each week, allowing them to identify emerging trends in the industry. "At the ultra-luxury hotel level we ve noted a move toward minimalism in design but not overall experience," said Michael Petrone, director, AAA Tourism Information Development, "and an emphasis on privacy and intimacy with options like in-room fitness, private butler service and spa-like bathrooms. Guests enjoy highly personalized, learning-oriented experiences worthy of immediate sharing through digital channels."

Inspectors have also observed a continuing evolution in the nature of fine dining. "Reservations are increasingly hard to get as formality is reduced in favor of greater creativity and attention to food sourcing," said Petrone. "Innovative chefs handcraft artisanal menus featuring local, fresh and healthy ingredients. Increasingly educated guests focus more on the quality and origin of cuisine rather than complex presentations. A knowledgeable staff that can facilitate a memorable dining experience is paramount."

Attaining the Five Diamond rating is not an easy undertaking," said Petrone. "Establishments at this level must consistently provide an unparalleled guest environment and experience." Candidates for the rating undergo multiple unannounced evaluations and a final decision by a panel of experts. Inspectors meticulously evaluate guest services and physical attributes, closely examining the level of competence, refinement and hospitality, from reservations to checkout for hotels and from seating to presentation for restaurants.

Noteworthy for 2014:

The name of each hotel is followed by year it first won the award. For restaurants, click here.

Arizona

SCOTTSDALE
The Canyon Suites at the Phoenician, 2007
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 1991
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, 2001
The Phoenician, 2004

California

BEVERLY HILLS
The Peninsula Beverly Hills - 1993
The Montage Beverly Hills - 2011
The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, 2008
L'Ermitage Beverly Hills - 2001

CARLSBAD
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort - 1999

DANA POINT
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1986
St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, 2007

LA JOLLA
The Lodge at Torrey Pines - 2002

LAGUNA BEACH
Montage Laguna Beach - 2012

MARINA DEL REY
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey - 1992

MONTECITO
Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara - 2005

NEWPORT BEACH
The Island Hotel Newport Beach - 1992
Pelican Hill Resort - 2009

OAKHURST
Chateau du Sureau - 2013

OJAI
Ojai Valley Inn and Spa - 2006

SAN DIEGO
The Grand Del Mar - 2009

SAN FRANCISCO
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco - 1994

TRUCKEE
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Lake Tahoe - 2011

WESTLAKE VILLAGE
Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village - 2008

Colorado

ASPEN
The Little Nell - 1991

COLORADO SPRINGS
The Broadmoor - 1976

DENVER
The Ritz-Carlton - 2010

Connecticut

MORRIS
Winvian - 2010

WASHINGTON
The Mayflower Grace -- 1996

District of Columbia

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. - 1989
The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown - 2004
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC - 2001

Florida

BAL HARBOUR
St. Regis Bal Harbour - 2012

FERNANDINA BEACH
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island - 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale - 2009

MANALAPAN
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa - 2008

MIAMI
Four Seasons Hotel, Miami - 2006
Mandarin Oriental, Miami - 2011

NAPLES
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort - 2003
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples - 1987

PALM BEACH
The Breakers - 2009
Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach - 1996

PONTE VEDRA BEACH
Ponte Vedra Inn and Club - 2002

SARASOTA
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota - 2005

SUNNY ISLES BEACH
Acqualina Resort and Spa - 2009

Georgia

ATLANTA
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta -- 1999
Intercontinental Buckhead, Atlanta -- 2008
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta -- 2003
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead -- 1986
St. Regis Atlanta Hotel & Residences - 2010

GREENSBORO
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, 2006

ST. SIMONS ISLAND
The Lodge at Sea Island -- 2001

Hawaii

KA'UPULEHU (MAUI)
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu -- 1998
KAPALUA (MAUI)
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua -- 1996
WAILEA (MAUI)
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea -- 1991

Illinois

CHICAGO
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago - 1990
The Peninsula Chicago - 2002
Trump International Hotel & Tower - 2010
Waldorf Astoria Chicago - 2010

Massachusetts

BOSTON
Four Seasons Hotel Boston -- 1998
Mandarin Oriental - 2009
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common - 2010

Missouri

ST. LOUIS
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis - 2008

Nevada

LAS VEGAS
Aria Resort and Casino - 2010
Aria Sky Suites - 2011
Bellagio -- 2001
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas -- 1999
Mandarin Oriental - 2010
Palazzo - 2009
Skylofts at MGM Grand - 2006
Venetian - 2007
Wynn Tower Suites - 2013

New York

NEW YORK CITY
Four Seasons Hotel New York - 1994
Mandarin Oriental, New York - 2005
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

CARY
The Umstead Hotel & Spa -- 2007

CHARLOTTE
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte -- 2010

FEARRINGTON VILLAGE
The Fearrington House Inn -- 1994

Ohio

AURORA
Inn Walden - 2004

Pennsylvania

FARMINGTON
Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - 2006

PHILADELPHIA
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia -- 1984
The Rittenhouse Hotel & Condominium Residences -- 1991

Rhode Island

WATCH HILL
Ocean House - 2011

South Carolina

BLUFFTON
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff - 2011

KIAWAH ISLAND
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort -- 2006

Tennessee

NASHVILLE
The Hermitage Hotel -- 2003

Texas

HOUSTON
Four Seasons Hotel Houston - 2010
The St. Regis Houston - 2011

Utah

PARK CITY
Montage Deer Valley - 2013
Stein Eriksen Lodge - 2002

SALT LAKE CITY
Grand America Hotel - 2004

Virginia

WASHINGTON
The Inn at Little Washington -- 1989

Wisconsin

KOHLER
The American Club -- 1985

Wyoming

TETON VILLAGE
Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole - 2006


Canada

British Columbia

VANCOUVER
Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver -- 2012

WHISTLER
Four Seasons Resort -- 2007

Ontario

TORONTO
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto - 2013
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto - 2011

Quebec

MONTREAL
The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal - 2012

Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda
JUMBA BAY (ANTIGUA)
Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort - 2011

Barbados

HOLETOWN
Sandy Lane -- 2003

Dominican Republic
PUNTA CANA
Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort & Club, 2010

Nevis

CHARLESTOWN
Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies, 2012

Puerto Rico

RIO GRANDE
St. Regis Bahia Beach Puerto Rico, 2012

St. Lucia

SOUFRIERE
Jade Mountain Resort, 2010

Mexico

BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR
CABO SAN LUCAS
Capella Pedregal Resort and Spa - 2012

SAN JOSE DEL CABO
Las Ventanas al Paraiso -- 2002

DISTRITO FEDERAL MEXICO CITY
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico D.F. -- 1997

NAYARIT
NUEVO VALLARTA
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, 2007

PUNTA MITA
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita -- 2001
St. Regis, Punta Mita Resort - 2009


CANCUN
JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa, 2007
Le Blanc Spa Resort, 2010
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, 1996

PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Fairmont Mayakoba, 2007
Grand Velas Riviera Maya, 2010
Rosewood Mayakoba, 2009
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, 2013

PUERTO MORELOS
Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Resort, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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