2012 AAA Four Diamond Award
Congratulations Stevenswood Spa Resort for achieving the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award for 2012. This makes 21 consecutive Four Diamond Awards that Stevenswood has been awarded since 1991.
AAA’s professionally trained inspectors use published guidelines to evaluate and rate lodgings and restaurants as a service to members. AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity — with a current inventory of more than 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated lodgings and restaurants. AAA’s Diamond Rating System is the only rating system that covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and is one of only two that conduct physical, on-site evaluations.
What It Means to Be AAA Approved and Diamond Rated
To be eligible for evaluation, establishments meet basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and security (lodgings) or cleanliness, food preparation and service (restaurants). Evaluations are unannounced to ensure that AAA’s professional inspectors experience a hotel or restaurant just as a guest would.
Establishments that demonstrate these requirements during an unannounced inspection are designated as AAA/CAA Approved. Every hotel or restaurant that achieves the AAA Approved designation offers an acceptable level of quality for members; AAA does not distinguish any degrees of quality.
After establishments are designated as AAA/CAA Approved, inspectors assign a rating of One to Five Diamonds based on the extensiveness of services, facilities and amenities typical of each rating level. The Diamond Ratings guide members in selecting establishments appropriately matched to their needs and expectations.
AAA/CAA FOUR DIAMOND LODGINGS AND RESTAURANTS
2012 FACT SHEET
Data provided Jan. 20, 2012 – Valid through Dec. 31, 2012
Continuing a 75-year tradition, AAA’s professionally trained inspectors use published guidelines to conduct unannounced lodging and restaurant evaluations, assigning Approved establishments a rating of One to Five AAA Diamonds.
¨ For 2012, 241 establishments (190 lodgings and 51 restaurants) were added to the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Award® list.
¨ A total of 2,245 establishments (1,491 lodgings and 754 restaurants) throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean received the Four Diamond Rating.
¨ The net addition of 139 Four Diamond establishments (all lodgings) represents a 7 percent increase, compared to the total 2,106 last year.
¨ Collectively, Four Diamond establishments represent just 3.8 percent of the current 59,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated establishments.
¨ Four Diamond lodgings account for 4.8 percent of the total 31,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated lodgings; Four Diamond restaurants account for 2.7 percent of the total 28,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated restaurants.
¨ Thirteen lodgings have maintained the Four Diamond Rating for 36 consecutive years, since 1976 when the Diamond Ratings were first introduced for lodgings.
¨ Ninety-five lodgings have maintained the Four Diamond Rating for 25 or more consecutive years.
¨ Sixty restaurants have maintained the Four Diamond Rating for 20 or more consecutive years.
¨ The Green Room in Wilmington, Del., is the longest tenured Four Diamond Restaurant, since 1985 when AAA began rolling out Diamond Ratings for restaurants.
¨ States/provinces with the most Four Diamond lodgings: California (178), Florida (131), Texas (85), New York (60), Ontario (56), Massachusetts (46) and Arizona (45).
¨ Cities with the most Four Diamond lodgings: New York (37), Chicago (28), Boston (26), San Francisco (24), Toronto (23), New Orleans (19), Seattle (17) and Montréal (17).
¨ States/provinces with the most Four Diamond restaurants: California (72), Florida (60), Ontario (54), New York (47), Texas (38), Nevada (30) and Arizona (29).
¨ Cities with the most Four Diamond restaurants: New York (38), Las Vegas (27), Toronto (24), Chicago (16), San Francisco (13), Boston (13) and Atlanta (12).
¨ States/provinces with the most Four Diamond establishments: California (250) – 178 lodgings/72 restaurants, Florida (191) – 131 lodgings/60 restaurants, Texas (123) – 85 lodgings/38 restaurants, Ontario (110) – 56 lodgings/54 restaurants, and New York (107) – 60 lodgings/47 restaurants.
ABOUT AAA/CAA DIAMOND RATINGS
AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity and is the only rating system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It is one of only two that conduct physical, on-site evaluations.
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