|LOS ANGELES - Nov. 12, 2004 -- Twelve Southern California hotels and
one restaurant have been approved for the AAA Five Diamond Award for 2005,
according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. The Belvedere
restaurant in The Peninsula Beverly Hills received its 10th AAA Five Diamond
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel received its 19th consecutive award, and The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey and Four Seasons Hotel, Newport Beach, received the honor for the 13th year.
"The AAA Five Diamond Award goes to very select hotels and restaurants that meet the highest standards of excellence," said the Auto Club's Approved Accommodations Manager Chuck Smith. "The Auto Club congratulates Southern California's outstanding Five Diamond establishments for consistently delivering memorable travel and dining experiences with world-class service."
More than 55,000 properties are evaluated each year by AAA's 65 full-time tourism editors. Only 0.26 percent earn the AAA Five Diamond distinction and are listed in the 2005 AAA TourBook(R) guides. Southern California hotels that received the 2005 AAA Five Diamond Award with consecutive years listed are:
Some 2005 AAA Five Diamond Fast Facts:
AAA started listing accommodation information in its travel publications in the early 1900s. AAA introduced the current One-to-Five Diamond rating system in the 1977 Edition of the TourBook(R) guides, although AAA had been inspecting restaurants since 1937.
|Also See:||The 2005 Mobil Five-Stars Awarded to 31 Lodgings and 14 Restaurants; The Four Seasons Resort at Wailea in Maui Achieves 5 Star Rating for the First Time / November 2004|
|AAA Delays the Implementation of New Lodging Diamond Rating Guidelines Until 2003 / June 2002|