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Jenifer Moore
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CINCINNATI, Oh. (February 19, 2020) AAA is pleased to announce the local dining and hotel establishments with a continued legacy of hospitality excellence in 2020.

For the sixth year in a row, Orchids at Palm Court located in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza reigns as Ohio’s only Five Diamond restaurant, joining only 66 others in North America. Five Diamond restaurants, just 0.2% of the more than 30,000 AAA Diamond restaurant listings, feature leading edge cuisine, ingredients and preparation with extraordinary service and surroundings.

“For more than 80 years, travelers have relied on AAA’s trusted recommendations to enhance their travel experience,” said Jenifer Moore, AAA spokesperson. “These upper echelon establishments are Cincinnati gems and we are proud of their longstanding Diamond award-winning tradition.”

Longtime Four Diamond establishments Boca Restaurant and Nicola’s retain their place in this exclusive group for 13 years and 12 years, respectively.  

Five hotels in the Greater Cincinnati region 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 23rd consecutive year.

The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza follows, holding the distinction of being the recipient of the Four Diamond Award for 17 years, while the 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati and the Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown have held the rating for six years. Hotel Covington has earned the Four Diamond distinction for the third consecutive year.

In January, AAA unveiled a contemporized version of its highly acclaimed AAA Diamond Program, modernized to meet the needs of today’s travelers. A new Diamond designation reflecting AAA’s professional inspector reviews using updated guidelines sets the program apart from services that rely on unverified hotel and restaurant ratings. For more information, visit


For more than 80 years, AAA’s professional inspectors have conducted in-person property evaluations. AAA is the only entity using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. AAA’s inventory includes some 60,000 Diamond hotels and restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Travelers can find AAA Diamond hotels and restaurants and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: AAA Mobile app, AAA Travel Guides, TripTik Travel Planner and the AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.



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