AAA 2013 Diamond Ratings
AAA 4 Diamond Property
We are extremely excited to announce that for the second year in a row we have been awarded the 4 Diamond award by AAA. This is a wonderful honor as 13 properties in Oregon were nominated and only three are in Central Oregon.
13 Hotels and 2 Restaurants in Oregon Make AAA’s Four Diamond List
Across the continent, just 4.2 percent of all AAA Approved hotels and restaurants begin the year with the travel authority’s highest ratings
PORTLAND, Ore. – For the 77th year, AAA is out with its list of the top hotels and restaurants for 2013 that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months. The AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are the travel authority’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants.
AAA Four and Five Diamond hotels are refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes. They offer guests personalized attention and extensive amenities in a luxurious setting. Oregon hotels receiving the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Rating are:
The Oxford Hotel (2010)
Stephanie Inn (1995)
Whale Cove Inn (2011)
Inn at the 5th (2012)
Hotel Monaco Portland, a Kimpton Hotel (1997)
Hotel Vintage Plaza, a Kimpton Hotel (2001)
RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel (1986)
The Governor Hotel (2001)
The Heathman Hotel (1985)
The Nines (2009)
The Westin Portland (2000)
FivePine Lodge & Spa (2011)
Sunriver Resort (1999)
(note the year listed by each establishment indicates the year the property first received the current, consecutively maintained Diamond rating)
Restaurants receiving the Four or Five Diamond Rating offer a distinctive fine dining experience. They feature highly creative chefs, complex menus, fresh top-quality ingredients and knowledgeable staff. Restaurants in Oregon earning the Four Diamond Rating are:
The Painted Lady (2011)
Noisette Restaurant (2012)
About AAA/CAA Diamond Ratings:
AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity. It is the only rating system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and the only rating system that conducts professional, on-site evaluations using published guidelines weighted by member priorities.
“AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond establishments represent the upper echelon of the hospitality industry,” says Doreen Loofburrow, Vice President of Travel and Marketing at AAA Oregon/Idaho. “Four and Five Diamond hotels and restaurants are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high quality surroundings and consistently exceed the expectations of the most discriminating traveler – the AAA inspector.”
AAA’s professionally trained inspectors use published guidelines to conduct unannounced hotel and restaurant evaluations, assigning Approved establishments a rating of One to Five AAA Diamonds. Collectively visiting some 1,200 hotels and restaurants every week, AAA inspectors are in a unique position to identify emerging trends in the hospitality industry. Inspectors have observed hotels and restaurants using increasingly personalized approaches to enhance guest comfort and satisfaction.
¨ For 2013, 163 establishments (101 hotels and 62 restaurants) were newly added to the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Award® list. This includes the Inn at the 5th Hotel in Eugene and Noisette Restaurant in Portland.
¨ A total of 2,289 establishments (1,535 hotels and 754 restaurants) throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean received the Four Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2013 Four Diamond Award® list.
¨ The net addition of 44 Four Diamond establishments (all hotels) represents a 2 percent increase over the total 2,245 last year.
¨ Collectively, Four Diamond establishments represent just 3.9 percent of the current 59,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated establishments.
¨ Four Diamond hotels account for 5.1 percent of the total 30,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels; Four Diamond restaurants account for 2.6 percent of the total 29,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated restaurants.
¨ One hundred and ten hotels, including the Heathman Hotel and RiverPlace Hotel in Portland, have maintained the Four Diamond Rating for 25 or more consecutive years.
AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotel and restaurant listings can be found in the downloadable eTourBook® guides and AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the TripTik® Travel Planner and Travel Guides on AAA.com, and AAA TourBook® guides available at AAA and CAA offices. Travelers can access information about AAA inspections and Diamond Ratings at AAA.com/Diamonds.
For more information about Diamond Ratings and the complete Five Diamond hotel and restaurant lists, visit NewsRoom.AAA.com.
For more info go to www.AAA.com. AAA Oregon/Idaho provides more than 745,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services, and is an affiliate of AAA National, serving more than 53 million motorists in North America.