AAA Texas: 95 Hotels and 35 Restaurants in Texas Named on AAA Four and Five Diamond List for 2013

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(Irving, TX) – AAA Texas has announced 95 hotels and 35 restaurants in the Lone Star State that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months.  The AAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are the travel authority’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants.  

AAA Four and Five Diamond hotels are refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes. They offer guests personalized attention and extensive amenities in a luxurious setting. Area hotels receiving the AAA Four or Five Diamond Rating include:

Texas – 5 Diamond Hotels

Dallas

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas (2009)

Houston

  • Four Seasons Hotel Houston (2010)
  • The St. Regis Houston (2011)

Irving

  • Four Seasons Resort and Club (2003)

 

Texas – 4 Diamond Hotels

Austin

  • Barton Creek Resort & Spa (1996)
  • Four Seasons Hotel (1987)
  • Hilton Austin (2004)
  • Hyatt Regency Austin (1997)
  • Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa (2007)
  • InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel (2009)
  • Omni Austin Hotel Downtown (1993)
  • Omni Austin Hotel Southpark (2004)
  • Renaissance Austin Hotel (2004)
  • The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (2011)
  • The Driskill (2000)
  • W Austin (2011)
  • Westin Austin at the Domain (2011)

Bryan

  • The Villa at Messina Hof (2012)

Corpus Christi

  • Omni Corpus Christi Hotel-Bayfront Tower (2012)

Dallas

  • Dallas Marriott City Center (2007)
  • Hilton Anatole Dallas (2010)
  • Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre (1988)
  • Hilton Dallas Park Cities (2006)
  • Hotel Palomar (2007)
  • Hotel St. Germain (1992)
  • Hotel ZaZa (2003)
  • Renaissance Dallas Hotel (2003)
  • Rosewood Crescent Hotel (2002)
  • Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (2012)
  • Sheraton Dallas Hotel (2012)
  • The Adolphus (1993)
  • The Fairmont Dallas (2000)
  • The Luxe Stoneleigh Hotel and Spa (2009)
  • The Westin Galleria, Dallas (1984)
  • W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences (2011)
  • Warwick Melrose Hotel Dallas (2006)

Farmers Branch

  • Omni Dallas Hotel Park West (1997)

Fort Worth

  • Omni Hotel (2009)
  • The Ashton Hotel (2002)

Frisco

  • Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa (2006)
  • The Westin Stonebriar (2003)

Galveston

  • Hilton Galveston Island Resort (2008)
  • Hotel Galvez and Spa – A Wyndham Grand Hotel (2004)
  • Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center (2004)
  • The San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center (2000)

Grapevine

  • Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center on Lake Grapevine (2005)
  • Grand Hyatt DFW (2007)
  • Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center (2003)

Horseshoe Bay

  • Marriott Horseshoe Bay Resort (2005)

Houston

  • Hilton Americas – Houston (2005)
  • Hilton Houston Post Oak (2005)
  • Hotel Icon Houston (2005)
  • Hotel ZaZa Houston Museum District (2008)
  • Hyatt Regency Houston (2010)
  • Inn at the Ballpark (2011)
  • JW Marriott Houston (2009)
  • Omni Houston Hotel (2006)
  • Omni Houston Hotel Westside (2006)
  • Renaissance Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel (2002)
  • Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston (2003)
  • The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa (1995)
  • The Magnolia Hotel (2010)
  • The Westin Galleria, Houston (2003)
  • Westin Houston Memorial City (2011)
  • Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria (2011)

Irving

  • Omni Mandalay Dallas at Las Colinas (1987)

Lakeway

  • Lakeway Resort & Spa (2012)

Lubbock

  • Overton Hotel & Conference Center (2011)

Montgomery

  • La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa (2009)

New Braunfels

  • Gruene Apple Bed & Breakfast (2009)
  • The Lamb’s Rest Inn (2012)

Richardson

  • Renaissance Dallas-Richardson Hotel (2001)

Rockwall

  • Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront (2011)

San Antonio

  • Eilan Hotel Resort & Spa (2012)
  • Grand Hyatt San Antonio (2008)
  • Hilton Palacio del Rio (2012)
  • Hotel Contessa (2006)
  • Hotel Valencia Riverwalk (2004)
  • Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa (1993)
  • Hyatt Regency San Antonio (1982)
  • JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa (2010)
  • Marriott San Antonio Plaza (1979)
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa (2005)
  • Noble Inns – The Oge House Riverwalk (2008)
  • Omni La Mansion del Rio (1976)
  • Omni San Antonio Hotel (1996)
  • San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter (1989)
  • San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk (1980)
  • Sheraton Gunter (2006)
  • The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort (2002)
  • The Westin Riverwalk (2003)

Stonewall

  • Rose Hill Manor (2006)

The Woodlands

  • Hyatt Market Street The Woodlands (2010)
  • The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center (2004)

Washington

  • The Inn at Dos Brisas (2009)

Restaurants at this rating level offer a distinctive fine dining experience. They feature highly creative chefs, complex menus, fresh top-quality ingredients and knowledgeable staff. Area restaurants receiving the AAA Four or Five Diamond Rating include:

 

Texas – 5 Diamond Restaurants

Dallas

  • The French Room (1989)

(in The Adolphus)

 

Texas – 4 Diamond Restaurants

Austin

  • Hill Country Dining Room (2005)
  • The Driskill Grill (2002)
  • Trio (2008)

Bryan

  • Christopher’s World Grille (2009)

College Station

  • The Republic (2008)

Dallas

  • Abacus (2001)
  • Bijoux (2010)
  • Fearing’s (2008)
  • Hotel St. Germain (2000)
  • Pyramid Restaurant & Bar (1989)
  • T/X Restaurant (2012)
  • The Landmark Restaurant (2006)
  • The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (2008)

Galveston

  • Shearn’s Restaurant (2004)
  • The Steakhouse (2003)

Houston

  • Brennan’s of Houston (2010)
  • DeMarco (2011)
  • Mark’s American Cuisine (2011)
  • Noe Restaurant & Bar (2005)
  • Pappas Bros. Steakhouse (2010)
  • Quattro (2002)
  • The Remington Restaurant (2002)
  • Tony’s (2002)
  • Valentino (2010)

Irving

  • Café on the Green (2006)

San Antonio

  • Antlers Lodge (2009)
  • Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood (2004)
  • Citrus (2008)
  • Fig Tree Restaurant (1999)
  • Francesca’s at Sunset (2002)
  • Las Canarias Restaurant (1999)
  • Ostra (2011)
  • Sustenio (2012)

Washington

  • The Inn at Dos Brisas (2008)

 

(XXXX) indicates year establishment first received current, consecutively maintained Diamond Rating.

“Four and Five Diamond hotels and restaurants are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high quality surroundings,” said AAA Texas Vice President Branch Operations, Rhonda Wilson.  “These establishments consistently exceed the expectations of the most discriminating traveler – the AAA inspector. We are proud to have these dedicated businesses in our region.”

Collectively visiting some 1,200 hotels and restaurants every week, AAA inspectors are in a unique position to identify emerging trends in the hospitality industry. Inspectors have observed hotels and restaurants using increasingly personalized approaches to enhance guest comfort and satisfaction.

Experienced, highly qualified staff are required to provide the custom service today’s upscale hotel guest expects. Larger hotels, faced with the difficulties of responding to individual needs, often restructure their approach. Many use the immediacy of social media to augment the experience as travelers research, book and talk about their stay.

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