33 North Carolina Properties and 12 Restaurants Honored with AAA Four Diamond Award

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 1, 2019) – AAA Carolinas recognized 33 properties and 12 restaurants in North Carolina for 2019 with its prestigious Four Diamond Award.

“Four Diamond hotels and restaurants provide guests with a memorable experience and attentive service in comfortable, high quality surroundings,” said David E. Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas. “These establishments in North Carolina consistently exceed the expectations of the most selective and critical traveler—the AAA inspector.  We are proud to have these dedicated businesses in our region.”

AAA gives the Four Diamond Awards annually to qualified hotels and restaurants in North America. A total of 1,722 properties and 656 restaurants nationally earned the Four Diamond ratings in 2019 after specially trained evaluators conduct anonymous overnight stays or dine incognito.

AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities.

Lodgings include eight different classifications, such as bed and breakfast, hotel, cottage and country inn with four sub-classifications such as historic, classic, resort and casino. Restaurants have varying cuisines and ambiances, with more than 100 different categories.

Each restaurant and lodging that receives any level of diamond rating from AAA is listed in AAA’s TourBooks, which are distributed for free to any of the organization’s 53 million members nationwide.

Four Diamond lodgings in North Carolina, listed with the number of years won, include:

ASHEVILLE

  • 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage (8 years)
  • 1900 Inn on Montford (10 years)
  • Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn and Spa (5 years)
  • Albermarle Inn (16 years)
  • Biltmore Village Inn (8 years)
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Autograph Collection (10 years)
  • Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park (9 years)
  • The Inn on Biltmore Estate (18 years)
  • The Omni Grove Park Inn (18 years)

CASHIERS

  • Innisfree Bed & Breakfast By-The-Lake (26 years)

CHAPEL HILL

  • The Carolina Inn (22 years)
  • The Siena Hotel, Autograph Collection (23 years)

CHARLOTTE

  • Charlotte Marriott SouthPark (30 years)
  • Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel (first year)
  • Omni Charlotte Hotel (first year)
  • Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel (8 years)
  • The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel (16 years)
  • The Duke Mansion Historic Inn & Meeting Place (14 years)

DUCK

  • Sanderling Resort (8 years)

DURHAM

  • 21c Museum Hotel Durham (3 years)
  • Arrowhead Inn Bed & Breakfast (16 years)
  • JB Duke Hotel (2 years)
  • The King’s Daughters Inn (8 years)
  • Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club (19 years)

GREENSBORO

  • Grandover Resort & Conference Center Golf & Spa (20 years)
  • Henry Hotel (20 years)
  • Proximity Hotel (11 years)

PINEHURST

  • Holly Inn (17 years)
  • The Carolina Hotel (37 years)

RALEIGH

  • Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel (8 years)

WILMINGTON

  • Graystone Inn (20 years)
  • The Verandas (17 years)

WINSTON-SALEM

  • The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel (3 years)

Four Diamond restaurants in North Carolina, listed with the number of years won, include:

ASHEVILLE

  • Vue 1913 An American Brasserie (5 years)

BOONE

  • Gamekeeper Restaurant & Bar (12 years)

CHAPEL HILL

  • Crossroads Chapel Hill (17 years)
  • Il Palio Ristorante (19 years)

CHARLOTTE

  • McNinch House (22 years)

DUCK

  • Kimball’s Kitchen (6 years)

DURHAM

  • The Fairview Dining Room (27 years)

GIBSONVILLE

  • Saint Jacques at the Burke Manor (5 years)

KINSTON

  • Chef and the Farmer (9 years)

PINEHURST

  • 1895 Grille (18 years)

RALEIGH

  • Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern (15 years)

WILMINGTON

  • manna (5 years)

 

Each restaurant and lodging that receives any level of diamond rating from AAA is listed in AAA’s TourBooks, which are distributed for free to any of the organization’s 53 million members nationwide.

AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online AAA Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online AAA Travel Guides and AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.

AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 2.1 million members and the public with travel, automobile and insurance services while being an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.

For more information on this press release, please contact:

Public Relations Manager
Tiffany Wright
tmwright@aaacarolinas.com
Work : 704-737-8306
Cell : 704-569-7768