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 AAA Now Assessing an Application Fee to First-time Lodging Applicants
and Repeat Applicants that Previously Failed an Evaluation
ORLANDO, FL  August 1, 2006  AAA, which evaluates hospitality establishments across North America as a service to members, will now charge an application fee for lodging properties that request an evaluation.

“This is a necessary step to help offset the rising costs of processing thousands of applications each year,” says Michael Petrone, director of AAA’s Diamond Rating Process. “Payment will have no bearing on the outcome of evaluations; AAA does not guarantee that all applicants will pass the evaluation to become AAA Approved and Diamond rated.”

The application fee applies to first-time applicants and repeat applicants that previously failed an evaluation or were disassociated from AAA for any reason. The fee will not impact current AAA Approved and Diamond rated properties that remain in good standing.

Properties can access more information and evaluation applications at


Michael L. Pina 
National Manager of Public Affairs 
607 14th Street, NW 
Suite 200 
Washington, DC 20005 
(202) 942 2079 (Office)

Also See: Six Hotels Added to AAA Five Diamond Winners for 2006 Complete List of 88 AAA Five Diamond Hotels and 62 AAA Five Diamond Restaurants / November 2005

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