AAA Announces Colorado Five and Four Diamond Rated Hotels

DENVER, January 15, 2016 – AAA Colorado announces today the four hotels in Colorado that have earned the Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months. The AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are AAA’s highest designations for hotels.

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, has maintained the Five Diamond Rating for 40 consecutive years – since 1976 when AAA first introduced the Diamond Ratings for accommodations. It is the only hotel in North America to achieve this accomplishment. The Little Nell in Aspen has received a Five Diamond Rating for 25 consecutive years and The Ritz–Carlton, Denver, has been a Five Diamond Rated property for six consecutive years. Denver’s second Five Diamond Rated hotel, the Four Seasons Hotel, has held the distinction for two consecutive years.

“Attaining the Five Diamond Rating is not an easy undertaking,” said Linda Cavanagh, President and CEO of AAA Colorado. “Establishments at this level must consistently provide an unparalleled guest environment and experience.”

Five Diamond candidates undergo multiple unannounced evaluations by a AAA inspector and a final decision by a panel of experts. Inspectors meticulously evaluate guest services and physical attributes, closely examining the level of competence, refinement and hospitality, from reservations to checkout. This exclusive group represents just 0.4 percent of the 28,000 AAA Diamond Rated hotels nationwide.

Colorado is also home to 33 hotel properties that have reached AAA Four Diamond status. The Crawford Hotel, Denver, and Lumiere Hotel Telluride were added to the Four Diamond list during the past 12 months.

AAA is the only rating system that conducts on-site professional evaluations guided by member priorities. With more properties than any other rating entity, AAA is the only rating system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property inspections and publish the results, on a system of One to Five Diamonds, to guide member travel decisions.

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AAA Colorado has more than 630,000 members and is an advocate for safety and security for all travelers. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 54 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive related services, as well as member exclusive savings.