Diamond Ratings Articles & Information
In the News
- USA Today
Six hotels have made AAA’s list of Five Diamond establishments for the first time, earning the highest designation given by the travel authority. >> Full article
Shortly after 10 a.m. on a steamy summer morning, Conrad Bond walked to the front desk of the Four Seasons Orlando and delivered an unexpected message: I’m here from AAA and I need to do our annual property inspection. AAA inspectors make unannounced visits to properties once each year, so hotel managers have one chance to get it right. >> Full article
- Austin Chronicle
No two days are alike for Inspector Z, or the 50 or so other inspectors in AAA’s division of travel investigators responsible for inspecting an inventory that includes 58,000 properties. One day he may be rating a One Diamond roadside mom-and-pop, and the next, luxuriating in a lavish ocean-front resort to collect information for the auto club’s elite Five Diamond committee to consider presenting its ultimate award.>> Full article
- AAA Diamond Ratings System Facts: Key advantages and attributes of AAA’s unique Diamond Rating system; history of AAA inspections and ratings.
- 2016 Four and Five Diamond Hotel Facts: Statistics and notables about hotels currently rated as AAA Four and Five Diamond.
- 2016 Four and Five Diamond Restaurant Facts: Statistics and notables about restaurants currently rated as AAA Four and Five Diamond.