AAA Tidewater Virginia Announces 2014 Diamond Award Winners

Across the continent, just 4.2 percent of all AAA Approved hotels and restaurants began the year with the travel authority’s highest ratings

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Friday, January 17, 2014) – AAA Tidewater Virginia has announced the four lodgings and four restaurants that earned the Four Diamond Award® or Five Diamond Award® in Southeastern Virginia. The AAA/CAA Five and Four Diamond Ratings are the travel authority’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants.

Five and Four Diamond lodgings are refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes. They offer guests extensive amenities and a wide range of services. Area lodgings and restaurants receiving the prestigious AAA/CAA Four Diamond Rating, and the year they were first recognized, include the following:

                         

Lodgings:         Page House Bed & Breakfast (1995)             Norfolk

                        Kingsmill Resort & Spa (1990)                     Williamsburg

                        Liberty Rose Bed & Breakfast (1994)            Williamsburg

                        Williamsburg Inn (2002)                               Williamsburg

Restaurants:      Salacia (2006)                                            Virginia Beach

                         Terrapin (2008)                                           Virginia Beach

                         Fat Canary (2004)                                    Williamsburg                                   

                        The Regency Dining Room (2002)                Williamsburg

 “Four Diamond hotels and restaurants provide guests with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high quality surroundings,” said Georjeane Blumling, spokesperson for AAA Tidewater Virginia. “These establishments consistently exceed the expectations of the most discriminating traveler – the AAA inspector. We are proud to have these dedicated businesses in our region.”

Collectively visiting some 1,200 hotels and restaurants every week, AAA inspectors are in a unique position to identify emerging trends in the hospitality industry. Inspectors have observed hotels and restaurants using increasingly personalized approaches to enhance guest comfort and satisfaction.

Experienced, highly qualified staff are required to provide the custom service today’s upscale hotel guest expects. Larger hotels, faced with the difficulties of responding to individual needs, often restructure their approach. Many use the immediacy of social media to augment the experience as travelers research, book and talk about their stay.

ABOUT AAA/CAA DIAMOND RATINGS

AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity, covering the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. AAA offers the only ratings based on professional, on-site evaluations using published guidelines weighted by member priorities.

AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotel and restaurant listings can be found in the eTourBook® guides and AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the TripTik® Travel Planner and Travel Guides on AAA.com and AAA TourBook® guides available at AAA and CAA offices. Travelers can access information about AAA inspections and Diamond Ratings at AAA.com/Diamonds.

As part of North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA Tidewater Virginia provides its more than 325,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding AAA Tidewater Virginia has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.  For more information, visit AAA.com and follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/AAATWnews.