By John Ostapkovich
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — AAA is out with its latest guide to the region’s top-drawer hotels and restaurants.
The three five Diamond-rated establishments and twelve that got four Diamonds represent the finest in amenities and service, says AAA’s Jenny Robinson.
“The five Diamond establishment really goes that one step farther. We don’t have that many that are five Diamond-rated. That’s why it’s very special rating. But four Diamond establishments are still extremely high quality, excellent experiences.”
Philadelphia’s Four Seasons Hotel, its Fountain Restaurant and the Rittenhouse Hotel are the five Diamond winners. The entire list is below, but it may also be in your pocket if you have a smartphone.
“We have free apps, which are called TripTik. You can look up hotels and restaurants and see on the app what the diamond ratings are,” Robinson says.
AAA Five and Four Diamond Award Winners 2012:
2012 AAA Five Diamond® Award recipients in the Philadelphia Area
The Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia (28 year recipient)
The Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia (21 year recipient)
Fountain Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel (18 year recipient)
2012 AAA Four Diamond® Award recipients in the Philadelphia Area
Omni Hotel at Independence Park, Philadelphia (21 year recipient)
Swann Lounge & Café, Philadelphia (18 year recipient)
Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia (17 year recipient)
Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, Philadelphia (16 year recipient)
The Westin Philadelphia (12 year recipient)
The Hilton Inn at Penn, Philadelphia (11 year recipient)
Sofitel Philadelphia (11 year recipient)
Moshulu, Philadelphia (8 year recipient)
Loews Philadelphia Hotel (5 year recipient)
The Inn at Bowman’s Hill, New Hope (5 year recipient)
Le Meridien Philadelphia (2 year recipient)
Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing (1st year recipient)