Lone Star State Luxury Found In 93 Hotels and 32 Restaurants Named on AAA Four and Five Diamond List for 2014

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(Irving, TX) – From the Coastal Bend to the Big Bend and from The Big D to the Hill Country, Texas offers a vacation destination to suit the desire of any traveler.   AAA Texas offers recommendations to those travelers for luxurious hotels and world-class restaurants throughout the state.  AAA Texas has announced 93 hotels and 32 restaurants in the Lone Star State 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 the hospitality industry.

 

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

 

Houston

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

 

Texas – 4 Diamond Hotels

 

Austin

  • Four Seasons Hotel (1987)
  • Hilton Austin (2004)
  • Hotel Ella (2013)*
  • 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)
  • Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa (1996)
  • 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 (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)
  • Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion (2013)*
  • Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh (2009)
  • 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 Ritz-Carlton, Dallas (2013)*
  • 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)

 

Frisco

  • 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 (2005)
  • Grand Hyatt DFW (2007)

 

Horseshoe Bay

  • Marriott Horseshoe Bay Resort (2005)

 

Houston

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

 

Irving

  • Four Seasons Resort and Club (2013)*
  • 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, Autograph Collection (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)
  • La Cantera Hill Country Resort (2002)
  • Marriott Plaza San Antonio (1979)
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa (2005)
  • Noble Inns – The Oge House Riverwalk (2008)
  • Omni La Mansion del Rio (1976)
  • Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade (1996)
  • San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter (1989)
  • Sheraton Gunter (2006)
  • The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio (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)
  • The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (2008)

 

Galveston

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

 

Houston

  • Brennan’s of Houston (2010)
  • DaMarco (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)
  • 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.

* indicates establishments new to the list by year-end 2013.

List published 1/17/2014, and is subject to change based on establishment operations.

Additional lists are available at AAA.com/Diamonds.

 

“Receiving these designations is not an easy undertaking for these hotels and restaurants,” said AAA Texas Vice President Branch Operations Rhonda Wilson.  “These establishments provide an unparalleled environment, knowledgeable staff, and memorable experiences that guests will fondly look back upon for years to come.  We’re thrilled to have these hotels and restaurants in the great state of Texas.”

 

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.

 

ABOUT AAA DIAMOND RATINGS

 

AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity. It is the only rating system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and the only rating system that conducts professional, on-site evaluations using published guidelines weighted by member priorities.

 

AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotel and restaurant listings can be found in the downloadable eTourBook® guides and AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the TripTik® Travel Planner and Travel Guides on AAA.com, and AAA TourBook® guides available at AAA and CAA offices. Travelers can access information about AAA inspections and Diamond Ratings at AAA.com/Diamonds.

 

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. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

 

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