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February 06, 2018
AAA ANNOUNCES 2018 “FOUR DIAMOND” RATING AWARDS

Michigan Hotels and Restaurants Earn Coveted Award
Perfect Places for Valentine’s Celebrations
 
Dearborn, Michigan (February 6, 2018) — With Valentine’s Day weekend on the horizon, celebration planning  is on the minds of sweethearts across Michigan.  To make that planning a little easier, AAA Michigan has officially announced its 2018 award-winning hotels and restaurants that have earned the coveted Four Diamond Rating during the past 12 months. The AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are AAA’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants and provide suggestions for that perfect place for Valentine’s celebrations.  Awards will be presented to all establishments on March 28th during the AAA Diamond Awards luncheon at the Pure Michigan’s Governors Conference on Tourism in Grand Rapids.
 

 
 

2018 Four Diamond Hotels (18)

  1. BATTLE CREEK
Firekeepers Casino Hotel (2015)

  1. BIRMINGHAM
The Townsend Hotel (1988)

  1. DEARBORN
The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel (2003)
The Henry, Autograph Collection (1989)

  1. DETROIT
Greektown Casino-Hotel (2016)
MGM Grand Detroit (2008)
MotorCity Casino Hotel (2009)
The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit (2010)

  1. GRAND RAPIDS
Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton (1985)
JW Marriott Grand Rapids (2007)

  1. KALAMAZOO
Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites (2012)

  1. MACKINAC ISLAND
Grand Hotel (1994)

  1. MIDLAND
the H Hotel (2013)
 
  1. NEW BUFFALO
Four Winds Casino Hotel (2017)*

  1. PLYMOUTH
The Inn at St. John’s (2011)

  1. ROCHESTER
Royal Park Hotel (2006)

  1. ROMULUS
The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport (2003)

  1. WALLOON LAKE
Hotel Walloon (2016)*
2018 Four Diamond Restaurants (5)

  1. BIRMINGHAM
Rugby Grille (2001)

  1. DETROIT
Iridescence Restaurant (2001)

  1. FARMINGTON HILLS
Café Cortina (2003)

  1. GRAND RAPIDS
Cygnus 27 (2004)

  1. GROSSE POINTE
Marais (2014)
 

 
 

 
 
(xxxx) indicates year establishment first received current, consecutively maintained Diamond Rating. List published January 27, 2018, and is subject to change based on establishment operations. Additional lists available at AAA.com/Diamonds.

 
                      
 

A Four Diamond restaurant provides distinctive fine-dining, creatively prepared and skillfully served, often with a wine steward, amid upscale ambience.
   “Diamond ratings are an invaluable resource to both travelers and business owners,” said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, Travel Sales Development, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Since annual inspections are unannounced, our inspectors get the truest representation of the traveler experience at each property. Our unbiased review allows hotel managers to make improvements, and helps travelers choose a hotel that fits their needs for any occasion.”
To be AAA Inspected and 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.
  • During on-site evaluations, inspectors check everything including lobby décor and guestroom bedding at hotels, to food presentation and service attributes at restaurants.
  • Inspectors follow AAA’s comprehensive, published Approval Requirements and Diamond Rating Guidelines for Hotels and, Restaurants, which are periodically updated to reflect current member priorities and industry trends. and
  • After an establishment is “Inspected and 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.
 AAA rates more properties than any other professional rating entity

  • Inspections are made at properties throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
  • Nearly 59,000 establishments are AAA Inspected and Approved (more than 27,000 hotels and more than 31,000 restaurants).
  • 189 establishments received the AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months.
  • 2,341 establishments (1,676 hotels and 665 restaurants) received the Four Diamond Rating.

 
 
AAA Diamond Ratings Inspections have been conducted for over 80 years. AAA uses professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations, offering 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 U.S., 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.
 
AAA provides more than 58 million members with automotive, travel, insurance and financial services through its federation of 36 motor clubs and nearly 1,100 branch offices across North America. Since 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for safe mobility. Drivers can request roadside assistance, identify nearby gas prices, locate discounts, book a hotel or map a route via the AAA Mobile app. To join, visit AAA.com.
 
AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary - A Century of Service in 2016 and has over 1.4 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG).  Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 57 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.
 
 
 
 

About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.

About Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation
Established by AAA – The Auto Club Group in 2010, Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, Inc. (ACGTSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to producing a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by its efforts. ACGTSF provides programs, education and outreach to increase public awareness about the importance of traffic safety and improve driving behavior. ACGTSF is funded by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from organizations and individuals who support ACGTSF’s purpose.


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