AAA Announces Oklahoma’s Top Hotels for 2017
Team Radio Marketing Group - January 4, 2017 2:25 pm
Eight hotels in Oklahoma have been selected as the best in the state, recipients of AAA’s Four Diamond Award for 2017.
AAA Oklahoma’s club publication, Home & Away magazine, reveals the eight hotels in the current Jan/Feb 2017 issue, plus the year each property first received the AAA Four Diamond Award:
Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel – 1996
Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center, Hotel & Spa – 2002
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center – 2003
Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City – 2007
Choctaw Casino Resort Grand Tower, Durant – 2011
Ambassador Hotel, Oklahoma City, Autograph Collection – 2015
Ambassador Hotel, Tulsa, Autograph Collection – 2015
21c Museum Hotel, Oklahoma City – 2016
“Earning AAA’s Four Diamond Award is certainly a challenge,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “But keeping those four diamonds is even harder. We are thrilled these eight properties have made the commitment necessary to win and keep this coveted honor. It marks these hotels as the very best in Oklahoma.”
Collectively, Four Diamond establishments represent fewer than six percent of the 28,000 AAA approved-and diamond-rated establishments in the nation.
Oklahoma is also home to a AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, the Polo Grill in Tulsa, recipient of the award every year since 2000.
According to AAA’s TourBook travel guides, a Four Diamond property is one that is “refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.”
Diamond ratings appear in TourBooks, on the club’s Web site, AAA.com, and via the AAA Mobile app, available free at AAA.com/Mobile.
AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity. AAA Approved lodgings and restaurants are assigned a rating of one to five diamonds, but even that first diamond must be earned. It is the only system that uses full-time, professionally-trained evaluators to inspect each and every property annually.