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Five Diamond Resorts is the ultimate guide and directory for luxury Five Diamond Resorts and Five Diamond Hotels in North America. Our site has reservation links, pictures, descriptions and package reservation resources for all 125 of the AAA Five Diamond Award® winning Resorts and Hotels in North America for 2013.
What does it mean to receive the AAA Five Diamond Award®?
Luxury defined... The AAA Five Diamond Award® is the most coveted designation within North America's hospitality industry. Recipients of this distinguished award must undergo a rigorous evaluation process focusing on management and staff; housekeeping and maintenance; exterior, grounds and public areas; room décor, ambience and amenities; bathrooms; and guest services. In order for the esteemed AAA Five Diamond Award® rating to be attained, all elements must represent a first-class experience. PDF - AAA Five Diamond Award® Winners for 2013
2013 FACTS SHEET
• For 2013, 13 new establishments (Nine lodgings and four restaurants) were added to the coveted Five Diamond Award® list.
• Of note among the 13 new additions are the only AAA Five Diamond hotels in Puerto Rico and Nevis. New York and Florida each added three new Five Diamond establishments: New York added one hotel and two restaurants, while Florida added two hotels and one restaurant. Florida’s additions include the only new Five Diamond pair: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and its on-site restaurant, Salt.
• The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the only hotel that has maintained the Five Diamond Rating for 37 consecutive years – since 1976 when AAA first introduced the Diamond Ratings for accommodations.
• The number of Five Diamond hotels in Canada doubled to four with the addition of the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver and The Ritz-Carlton Montréal. The country is also home to five Five Diamond Restaurants, representing nearly 10 percent of the total.
• The only restaurant to maintain Five Diamond status for 25 consecutive years (since the Diamond Ratings were first applied to restaurants) is The Inn at Little Washington Dining Room in Washington, Va.
• States with the greatest number of Five Diamond Lodgings: California (20); Florida (13); Nevada (8); New York (8); Quintana Roo, Mexico (7), ; and Georgia (7).
For the complete 2013 winners lists and additional information on the AAA Diamond Rating System, visit AAA.com/travel. FiveDiamondResorts.com was created to be an independent directory guide for Five Diamond award winning hotels and resorts and is not associated with AAA.
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