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Jenifer Moore
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CINCINNATI, OH (January 31, 2018) — AAA is pleased to announce that six hotels in the Greater Cincinnati area have earned the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award.  The Cincinnatian Hotel continues to be the area’s longest honored AAA Four Diamond recipient receiving the award for its 21st consecutive year, while the recently opened Hotel Covington is a new addition to the list.

“It’s a testament to Cincinnati that we have so many Four Diamond hotel establishments that provide a wonderful sense of comfort for travelers,” said Jenifer Moore, spokesperson for AAA.  “Four Diamond lodgings represent the best the hospitality industry has to offer and AAA applauds them for this outstanding achievement.”

A total of 1,676 hotels throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean received the Four Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for this year’s AAA Four Diamond distinction.  These elite establishments account for 6.1 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved and Diamond Rated hotels.

Built in 1882 and designed as a “Grand Hotel” of the 19th century, the Cincinnatian Hotel has been elegantly restored with a $25 million renovation in 1987 featuring distinguished granite exterior and a marble and walnut grand staircase. The historic hotel has 146 rooms including seven luxurious suites all with contemporary amenities such as glass-enclosed showers, separate soaking tubs and iHome devices in each guest room.


This year, 126 hotels were added to the AAA Four Diamond Award list, including Hotel Covington, located just over the Ohio River in Covington, Kentucky.

Hotel Covington, once a 1907 department store, has been reinvented as a stylish temple for travelers. Guest rooms at this former temple to commerce are a creative synthesis of traditional and modern elements with an emphasis on local decorative objects. Many rooms and public areas are decorated with images of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, while the elegantly appointed restaurant (specializing in local dishes) opens out onto a courtyard that is an inviting urban nook, perfectly situated for a conversation over beverages or a leisurely dinner.

Greater Cincinnati AAA Four Diamond hotels:


21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown

The Cincinnatian Hotel

The Westin Cincinnati



Hotel Covington



For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct anonymous, in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.


Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online AAA Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online AAA Travel Guides and AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices. 

AAA provides automotive, travel, and insurance services to 58 million members nationwide and more than three million members in Ohio.  AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years.  AAA is a not-for-profit, fully tax-paying member organization works on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel, and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app ( for iPhone, iPad and Android.  For more information, visit

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