Who made the list of Virginia Four and Five Diamond restaurants, properties for 2015?
AAA Mid-Atlantic has announced the 22 hotels and 12 restaurants in Virginia that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months. The AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are AAA’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants.
Hotels rated Four or Five Diamond are stylish and refined with upscale physical attributes. Guests receive personalized attention from an experienced staff enhancing an extensive array of amenities in a luxurious setting.
Area hotels receiving the AAA/CAA Four or Five Diamond Rating include:
Five Diamond® Property
- The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, VA (1989)
Four Diamond® Properties and Restaurants
- The Martha Washington Hotel and Spa, Abingdon (1998)
- Morrison House-A Kimpton Hotel, Alexandria (1986)
- The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City (1990)
- The Boar’s Head, Charlottesville (2001)
- The Oaks Victorian Inn, Christiansburg (1995)
- Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center, Glen Allen (2004)
- The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs (2004)
- The Tides Inn, Irvington (2004)
- Keswick Hall, Keswick (2001)
- Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg (1991)
- Page House Inn Bed and Breakfast, Norfolk (1995)
- Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston (1991)
- Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa/Short Pump, Richmond (2010)
- The Berkeley Hotel, Richmond (1989)
- The Westin Richmond, Richmond (2009)
- Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Tysons Corner (2012)
- The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner (1992)
- Middleton Inn, Washington (1998)
- Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg (1990)
- Liberty Rose Bed and Breakfast, Williamsburg (1994)
- Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg (2002)
Restaurants at the Four or Five Diamond level offer a distinctive fine dining experience. Creative chefs, imaginative menus, fresh top-quality ingredients and expert staff distinguish these establishments.
Area restaurants receiving the AAA/CAA Four or Five Diamond Rating include:
Five Diamond® Restaurant
- The Inn at Little Washington Dining Room, Washington, VA (1988)
Four Diamond® Restaurants
- Restaurant Eve, Alexandria (2012)
- The Old Mill Room, Charlottesville (1987)
- 2941 Restaurant, Falls Church (2004)
- L’Auberge Chez Francois & Jacques’ Brasserie, Great Falls (1992)
- Fossett’s, Keswick (2004)
- Lemaire, Richmond (2010)
- Salacia, Virginia Beach (2006)
- Terrapin, Virginia Beach (2008)
- L’Auberge Provencale, White Post (1991)
- Fat Canary, Williamsburg (2004)
- The Regency Dining Room, Williamsburg (2002)
Establishments at the Four and Five Diamond rating levels make up just 3.8 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively, of the more than 58,000 AAA/CAA Approved hotels and restaurants. Across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, these select properties represent the upper echelon of the hospitality industry.
“Hotel properties and restaurants that earn the prestigious Four and Five Diamond rating provide guests with a tailored experience and superior service in comfortable, high quality surroundings,” said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “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.”
AAA inspectors visit more than 58,000 hotels and restaurants over the course of the year, allowing them to identify emerging trends in the industry.. Inspectors have observed hotels increasingly using technology to complement the white glove service guests expect at the ultra-luxury level, allowing options such as mobile check-in and touch-screen access to concierge services. Similarly, at restaurants they have observed the emergence of tablet-based digital menus, with electronic ordering and tableside payment features.
ABOUT AAA/CAA DIAMOND RATINGS: For 79 years AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property inspections. AAA offers 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 trip planning products: the AAA Mobile®app for tablets and smartphones, the desktop and mobile versions of the TripTik® Travel Planner online mapping and routing tool, searchable Travel Guides on AAA.com and AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA/CAA offices.