Four Diamond Award, Four Hotels for the First Time
|LOS ANGELES - Oct. 14, 2004 -- Fifty-five Southern California hotels
have earned the AAA 2005 Four Diamond Award, according to the Automobile
Club of Southern California. Four hotels have joined the AAA Four Diamond
ranks for the first time. The award-winning properties are among the top
4 percent of more than 2,000 Southern California hotels and motels inspected
by the Auto Club, the nation's largest AAA affiliate.
"The AAA Four Diamond status represents a profound effort and extraordinary accomplishment by a hotel," said the Auto Club's Approved Accommodations Manager Charles Smith. "This award signifies that a property has met AAA's objective rating criteria and met levels of excellence during extensive inspections. In the face of another difficult year for the travel industry, this year's group of Four Diamond properties continued to reflect a high degree of hospitality and attention to detail."
Hotels honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award for 2005 and the number of consecutive years each property has earned the award follow:
AAA's Diamond rating program is the only hotel and restaurant review
system in the nation that uses specially trained full-time field representatives.
As part of AAA's national network, the Auto Club's own staff reviews establishments
in Southern California without prior notification using objective and detailed
Nationwide, AAA inspects more than 47,000 properties each year. Properties are rated within their own classification, such as motel, hotel, bed & breakfast, etc. There are 13 classifications, ranging from facilities that offer limited services to those offering full services. Fewer than 3 percent of the estimated 25,000 AAA-rated lodgings and less than 4 percent of the estimated 11,000 restaurants attain AAA Four Diamond status. Approximately 60 percent of all lodging facilities in the nation qualify for a one to five Diamond rating. AAA Five Diamond hotels and restaurants will be announced in November.
Automobile Club of Southern California
Carol Thorp or Elaine Beno, 714-885-2333
|Also See:||Southern California Hotels and Restaurants Receive AAA Four Diamond Awards / Oct 1997|
|AAA Delays the Implementation of New Lodging Diamond Rating Guidelines Until 2003 / June 2002|