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Eleven Oklahoma Hotels Earn AAA Four Diamond Distinction
January 31, 2018 — Just in time for Valentine’s Day getaways, AAA has named eleven Oklahoma hotels as Four Diamond Award winners. Of 27,000 hotels inspected by AAA in 2017, only 6.1 percent earn the coveted distinction. They are an exclusive group - refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.
“Attaining a Diamond Rating is an exceptional accomplishment that signifies meticulous attention to detail, creativity in enhancing comfort, outstanding service and memorable guest experiences,” said AAA Oklahoma spokesperson Leslie Gamble. 2018 Four Diamond Hotel are:
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (2017)
Choctaw Casino/Resort (2011)
21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City (2016)
Ambassador Oklahoma City, Autograph Collection (2015)
Colcord Hotel (2017)
Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel (1996)
Skirvin Hilton (2007)
Ambassador Hotel Tulsa, Autograph Collection (2015)
Hyatt Regency Tulsa (2017)
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center (2003)
River Spirit Casino Resort (2017)
(note: year in parentheses indicates first year hotel received honor)
“It’s a testament to Oklahoma’s hospitality industry that we have so many Four Diamond hotel establishments that provide a wonderful sense of comfort for travelers,” said Gamble. “And as more mid-scale and even budget properties are adding amenities for comfort and convenience, hotels that aim for a Diamond Rating must stay far ahead of the curve to differentiate themselves through advanced design concepts, high quality furnishings and scrupulous attention to guests’ expectations.”
The Renaissance Waterford Hotel continues to be the state’s longest honored AAA Four Diamond hotel, receiving the award for its 22nd consecutive year. The north Oklahoma City boutique hotel offers sophistication in stylish surroundings located in proximity to downtown and major tourist attractions in the city. Some suites offer private balconies with breathtaking views of the city.
The AAA inspectors who assign these ratings have a wide range of hospitality experience – their resumes include stints as hotel managers and food and beverage experts – that gives them an authoritative perspective. Inspectors provide an unmatched first-person, on-site view of emerging trends, which includes the continuing evolution of technology to elevate the guest experience. 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.