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Philadelphia Bling: AAA Honors Top Philadelphia Area Hotels with Coveted Diamond Awards
Ten Hotels Honored in the Philadelphia Area
PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 16, 2018) – AAA Mid-Atlantic has announced that 10 hotels in the Philadelphia region have earned the 2018 AAA Four Diamond Award® rating during the past 12 months. The AAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are the travel authority’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants. The winners were celebrated at an event held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
“AAA Four Diamond hotels provide guests with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high quality surroundings,” said Jana L. Tidwell, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “These establishments consistently exceed the expectations of the most discriminating traveler – the AAA inspector. We are proud to have these exceptional businesses in our region.”
AAA Diamond Ratings give travelers a reliable way to find hotels and restaurants that meet AAA’s quality standards and provide the type of experience appropriate for their needs. To be AAA Approved, properties must pass an unannounced, on-site evaluation. Hotels must provide acceptable cleanliness, comfort and hospitality, and restaurants must meet requirements for cleanliness, food preparation and service. After an establishment is approved, the AAA inspector reviews an extensive list of attributes to determine the appropriate rating level, on a scale of One to Five Diamonds, based on the extensiveness of services, facilities and amenities.
2018 AAA Four Diamond® Hotel Award recipients in the Philadelphia Area
Hyatt at the Bellevue (23 year recipient)
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia (6 year recipient)
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia (6 year recipient)
Loews Philadelphia Hotel (11 year recipient)
Renaissance Hotel Philadelphia Downtown (27 year recipient)
Sofitel Philadelphia (17 year recipient)
The Inn at Bowman’s Hill (11 year recipient)
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel (17 year recipient)
The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square (3 year recipient)
The Westin Philadelphia (18 year recipient)
AAA inspectors visit more than 58,000 hotels and restaurants over the course of the year, allowing them to identify emerging trends in the industry. Inspectors have observed hotels increasingly using technology to complement the white glove service guests expect at the ultra-luxury level, allowing options such as mobile check-in and touch-screen access to concierge services. Similarly, at restaurants they have observed the emergence of tablet-based digital menus, with electronic ordering and tableside payment features.
ABOUT AAA/CAA DIAMOND RATINGS
For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, 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 Guides and Travel Planner and the AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices. For the complete lists of AAA Four and Five Diamond restaurants, visit AAA.com/DiamondAwards. For Diamond Rating news and information, visit the Diamond Ratings section of NewsRoom.AAA.com/diamond-ratings.
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