AAA Names Four Diamond Honorees

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AAA Hoosier Motor Club is recognizing nine Indiana hotels and one restaurant as Four Diamond honorees. The annual list is based on factors including setting and staff.

January 16, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Nine hotels and one restaurant in AAA Hoosier Motor Club territory are being recognized as AAA Four Diamond honorees, according to AAA Hoosier Motor Club, which provides AAA services to members in 50 of Indiana's 92 counties.

While the majority of those facilities honored by AAA are repeat winners, one hotel--The Alexander in downtown Indianapolis, is a first-time addition to the annual list.

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.

AAA Hoosier Motor Club-territory Four-Diamond hotel honorees include...

--French Lick Springs Hotel - (French Lick)

--Conrad Indianapolis - (Indianapolis)

--Hyatt Regency Indianapolis - (Indianapolis)

--JW Marriott Indianapolis - (Indianapolis)

--Omni Severin Hotel - (Indianapolis)

--The Alexander - A Dolce Hotel - (Indianapolis)

--The Villa Inn, Restaurant and Spa - (Indianapolis)

--The Westin Indianapolis - (Indianapolis)

--West Baden Springs Hotel - (West Baden Springs)

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.

AAA Hoosier Motor Club's Four-Diamond restaurant winner is...

--Restaurant Tallent (Bloomington)

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.

"Four and Five Diamond hotels and restaurants provide guests with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high quality surroundings," said Greg Seiter, public affairs manager with AAA Hoosier Motor Club. "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 a given 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.

About AAA Hoosier Motor Club

AAA Hoosier Motor Club, a member of AAA Club Partners (ACP), is a fully tax-paying, not-for-profit corporation that offers a wide range of services. The 405,000-member affiliate of the American Automobile Association (AAA) works for the enhancement of safety and the overall improvement of travel conditions within its 50-county Indiana territory. AAA is the largest motoring and leisure travel organization in North America with more than 53 million members. Additionally, AAA Insurance has been protecting the cars, homes, and financial security of Hoosiers for more than 80 years.

For more information on AAA Hoosier Motor Club, please visit AAA.com.

Source: AAA Hoosier Motor Club