• AAA Unveils Hotel and Restaurant Inspection Results

     
    POSTED February 8, 2017
     

AAA wrapped up their undercover inspections of hotels and restaurants through North America. They then rated them on a scale of One to Five Diamonds, they have just announced the highest-rated properties.

“AAA Diamonds are the most reliable and respected ratings in the industry,” says Joseph J Richardson Jr., President and CEO, AAA – the Auto Club Group. “Travelers can depend on Diamond Ratings, because AAA personally inspects more properties than any other professional rating system in North America and is the only one that uses full-time, professionally trained evaluators to inspect properties on an annual basis.”

Wisconsin’s only Five Diamond property is The American Club, which has maintained that accreditation for 30 years. The luxury resort has extensive grounds, meetings facilities and multiple dining and shopping options.

The following Wisconsin hotels and restaurants earned the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Rating:

  • The Charmant Hotel
  • The Iron Horse Hotel
  • The Osthoff Resort
  • The Grand Geneva Resort and Spa
  • The Hilton Milwaukee City Center
  • The Milwaukee Marriott Downtown
  • The Pfister Hotel
  • The Edgewater
  • L’Etoile
  • Sanford Restaurant

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country.