16 Hotels and 2 Restaurants in Oregon Make AAA’s Four Diamond List
Across the continent, just 4.2 percent of all AAA Approved hotels and restaurants begin the year with the travel authority’s highest ratings
PORTLAND, Ore. – For the 78th year, AAA is out with its list of the top hotels and restaurants for 2014 that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months. The AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are the travel authority’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants.
AAA Four and Five Diamond hotels are refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes. They offer guests personalized attention and extensive amenities in a luxurious setting.
Restaurants receiving the Four or Five Diamond Rating offer a distinctive fine dining experience. They feature highly creative chefs, imaginative menus, fresh top-quality ingredients and a knowledgeable staff.
Oregon hotels receiving the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Rating are:
The Oxford Hotel (2010)
Stephanie Inn (1995)
Whale Cove Inn (2011)
Inn at the 5th (2012)
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort (1992)
Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge (1976)
The Allison Inn & Spa (2010)
Hotel Monaco Portland, a Kimpton Hotel (1997)
Hotel Vintage Plaza, a Kimpton Hotel (2001)
RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel (1986)
The Governor Hotel (2001)
The Heathman Hotel (1985)
The Nines (2009)
The Westin Portland (2000)
FivePine Lodge & Spa (2011)
Sunriver Resort (1999)
(The year listed by each establishment indicates the year the property first received the current, consecutively maintained Diamond rating)
Restaurants in Oregon earning the Four Diamond Rating are:
The Painted Lady (2011)
Noisette Restaurant (2012)
About AAA/CAA Diamond Ratings:
AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity. It is the only rating system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and the only rating system that conducts professional, on-site evaluations using published guidelines weighted by member priorities.
“AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond establishments represent the upper echelon of the hospitality industry,” says Doreen Loofburrow, Vice President of Travel and Marketing at AAA Oregon/Idaho. “Four and Five Diamond hotels and restaurants are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high quality surroundings and consistently exceed the expectations of the most discriminating traveler – the AAA inspector.”
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. 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.
¨ For 2014, 129 establishments (84 hotels and 45 restaurants) were newly added to the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Award list.
¨ A total of 2,277 establishments (1,548 hotels and 729 restaurants) throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean received the Four Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2013 Four Diamond Award list.
¨ The net decrease of 12 Four Diamond establishments represents a 0.5 percent decline from the total 2,289 last year.
¨ Collectively, Four Diamond establishments represent just 3.9 percent of the current 59,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated establishments.
¨ Four Diamond hotels account for 5.3 percent of the more than 29,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels; Four Diamond restaurants account for 2.5 percent of the nearly 30,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated restaurants.
¨ Twelve hotels, including the Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge in Gold Beach, have maintained the Four Diamond Rating for 38 consecutive years, since 1976 when the Diamond Ratings were first introduced for hotels.
¨ One hundred and 19 hotels, including the Heathman Hotel and RiverPlace Hotel in Portland, have maintained the Four Diamond Rating for 25 or more consecutive years.
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.