Three new properties have been added to the list of Utah’s Four Diamond Award winning lodges and restaurants, reports AAA Utah. Utah now has 15 Four Diamond rated lodgings and 10 Four Diamond restaurants.
Zermatt Resort and Spa in Midway, Goldener Hirsch Inn in Park City, and The Paris restaurant in Salt Lake City are Utah’s newest Four Diamond Award winning properties.
“Utah’s growing popularity as a vacation destination spot is reflected in the expanding number of our Four Diamond properties,” said Rolayne Fairclough, AAA Utah spokesperson. “These winning properties reflect high levels of quality and service. Only 3 percent of the 60,000-plus AAA Diamond Rated lodgings and restaurants receive the prestigious Four Diamond Award.”
The AAA Diamond Rating system for lodges and restaurants was instituted 33 years ago to provide members with a way to anticipate levels of service and cost in planning travel. The Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown holds the record for Utah with its 28th consecutive award. Little America Hotel has received the Four Diamond Award for 24 consecutive years.
“To earn a Four Diamond Award, lodgings must be upscale in all areas and offer guests a wide range of amenities,” said Fairclough. “Restaurants must feature a distinctive fine dining experience, outstanding service and creative and complex menus.”
AAA’s Diamond Rating System is the only rating system that covers all of North America and one of only two that conducts physical, on-site evaluations. It is the only system that uses 65 full-time, professionally trained evaluators to inspect each property on an annual basis using a set of guidelines that are made available to all establishments.
2008 UTAH’S AAA FOUR DIAMOND AWARD WINNERS:
Blue Boar Inn 12 years
Invited Inn 5 years
Johnson Mill Bed and Breakfast 6 years
Zermatt Resort and Spa 1 year
Blue Boar Inn Restaurant 6 years
Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa 7 years
Sunflower Hill Luxury Inn 12 years
Goldener Hirsch Inn 1 year
Grand Summit Resort Hotel 6 years
Hotel Park City 5 years
Goldener Hirsch Restaurant 5 years
Grappa Italian Restaurant 2 years
The Glitretind 13 years
The Tree Room Restaurant 7 years
SALT LAKE CITY
Hilton Salt Lake City Center 6 years
Hotel Monaco 9 years
Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown 28 years
Salt Lake City Marriott City Center 6 years
Little America Hotel 24 years
Bambara Restaurant 2 years
Log Haven Restaurant 6 years
Metropolitan Restaurant 9 years
The Paris Restaurant 1 year
LaCaille 14 years
The Green Valley Spa and Resort 10 years
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