CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - For 2013, the 2,289 Four Diamond winners (1,535 hotels and 754 restaurants) include the following local establishments who represent the upper echelon of the hospitality industry:
- The Palace Restaurant
- The Celestial, Cincinnati
- Orchids at Palm Court
- Boca Restaurant
- The Cincinnatian
- Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
- The Westin Cincinnati
- Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter,
"It speaks well for this area that we have so many Four Diamond winners," said AAA Corporate Public Affairs Manager Cheryl Parker. "This year is even more special since The Palace has reached a great milestone by earning this distinction from AAA inspectors for 25 years. We are proud to have all of these dedicated establishments in our region."
AAA's Diamond Rating System is the only system that covers all of North America and one of only two that conducts physical, on-site evaluations. AAA uses full-time, professionally trained evaluators to inspect each property on an annual basis using a set of rigorous guidelines that are made available to all establishments.