Sunday, April 11, 2021

Hilton receives coveted award

Michel Petrone presents the AAA Four Diamond Award 2012 to Mac Chaudhry and members of the Hilton staff. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Michel Petrone presents the AAA Four Diamond Award 2012 to Mac Chaudhry and members of the Hilton staff. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Less than four percent of AAA Approved hotels and restaurants receive the Four Diamond Rating. 

The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa has been awarded the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Lodging designation. Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa has maintained the AAA Four Diamond rating for twelve consecutive years, since 2001.

Lodgings at this level feature upscale accommodations. They typically offer an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa is part of a select group within the hospitality industry. For 2012, 1,491 lodgings and 756 restaurants received the Four Diamond Rating. These 2,247 establishments account for just 3.8 percent of the total 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated lodgings and restaurants across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“We are honored to receive the valued AAA Four Diamond Rating,” said Mac Chaudhry, General Manager at Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa. We are committed to providing excellent hospitality and a memorable accommodations experience that exceeds guest expectations. The Four Diamond Rating acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our staff.”

“Four Diamond establishments consistently deliver attentive service and notable offerings in high-quality, comfortable surroundings,” said Michael Petrone, AAA director of Tourism Information Development. “To achieve and maintain exceptional standards on a daily basis is a commendable achievement. AAA is pleased to recognize Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa as an outstanding member of the hospitality industry.”

ABOUT AAA DIAMOND 

RATINGS 

AAA began field inspections of lodgings and restaurants in 1937 and introduced a formal rating system for accommodations in 1963. The early rating system evolved into the Diamond Rating System for lodgings in 1976 and was rolled out for restaurants between 1986 and 1991. Professionally trained AAA/ CAA inspectors use published guidelines to evaluate and rate properties as a service to members.

AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity and is the only rating system that covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It is one of only two that conduct physical, on-site evaluations. AAA/CAA Approved lodgings and restaurants are assigned a rating of One to Five Diamonds. For more information about Diamond Ratings and a complete list of Four and Five Diamond Lodging and Restaurants, visit AAA.com/ News.

To be eligible for evaluation, [lodgings must meet basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and security] [restaurants must meet basic requirements for cleanliness, food preparation and service]. Those that pass inspection during an unannounced evaluation are designated as an AAA Approved [Lodging/Restaurant]. Finally, the inspector assigns a rating of One to Five Diamonds based on the extensiveness of services, facilities and amenities — from basic, no-frills [lodgings/ restaurants] to luxurious, world-class [accommodations/dining]. The ratings help travelers choose establishments suited to their needs and expectations.

Travelers can access AAA/CAA Diamond Ratings and Inspector Notes in the printed TourBook guides, eTourBook guides and online at AAA.com using the searchable listings, TripTik Travel Planner or AAA Mobile Web. Plus, those with an Apple iPhone can now access AAA’s travel information on the go with the free AAA TripTik® Mobile app. AAA TripTik Mobile uses GPS technology to display AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants near a user’s location.

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