• 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

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

The new reality for in-person meetings and events is coming into focus. While gatherings were cancelled or went virtual during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, states are now slowly beginning to reopen and move toward a return to in-person gatherings. Associated Luxury Hotels International, or ALHI, published safety recommendations for planners, hotels, airlines and more, as society begins to formulate safety guidelines for travel, tourism, meetings and events.  

 

The U.S. Travel Association has called the current moment the “Great Travel Depression,” in light of the economic effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.