Every year AAA, North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, evaluates more than 28,000 hotels and announces the prestigious Five Diamond Award list, honouring the top 0.4 percent of hotels and restaurants across North America. Four Seasons hotels and resorts continue to rank among the finest with 22 properties being awarded the Five Diamond ranking in 2015 – more than any other luxury hotel brand based on total number of properties in the region.
This year’s awards recognize more than 50 percent of Four Seasons hotels and resorts in North America including Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort and Four Seasons Hotel Denver for the very first time. In addition, three Four Seasons properties have maintained their Five Diamond rating for 25 or more consecutive years – Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Four Seasons Hotel Boston and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.
Since opening in mid 2014, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort has already established itself as a leading destination for discerning travellers to one of the most visited cities in the United States. Complete with five pools, a lazy river, views of stunning firework displays, world class restaurants and a Tom Fazio-designed Four Seasons championship golf course, it’s a luxury oasis located right on the grounds of Walt Disney World Resort.
Four Seasons Hotel Denver, located within a landmark tower in the heart of Denver’s theatre district, provides guests with an ideal spot for a luxurious urban escape featuring breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. With a rooftop pool, 10 room luxury Spa and EDGE, one of the city’s most sought after culinary destinations, the Hotel delivers a quintessentially Four Seasons experience within reach of some of the finest skiing in the United States.
Four Seasons holds the only Five Diamond rating in some of the most visited North American destinations including: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California; Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu on Hawaii Island and Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea; Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis in Missouri; Four Seasons Hotel Houston in Texas; Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole in Wyoming; Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler in British Columbia, Canada; and Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies.
Continuing a 79-year tradition, AAA’s professionally trained inspectors use published guidelines to conduct unannounced hotel and restaurant evaluations, assigning approved establishments a rating of One to Five AAA Diamonds. AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity. It covers the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and is the only rating system that conducts professional, on-site evaluations using published guidelines weighted by member priorities.