AAA Announces New Four Diamond Hotels and Restaurants from Canada to Mexico under Diamond Designations

WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2024) – AAA has added five hotels and one restaurant to its prestigious Four Diamonds list. The AAA Inspectors evaluate properties across North America, the Caribbean, and Costa Rica based on the 4 Cs of AAA Diamonds: Cleanliness, Comfort, Cuisine, and Consistency. This month, properties in Canada, Mexico, and Florida, as well as a restaurant in San Antonio, have been recognized as AAA Four Diamond establishments, known for their upscale amenities, exceptional service, and outstanding dining options.

The new additions to the list are:

– Paradox Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
– AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
– Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection, Fort Myers, Florida
– Aguascalientes Marriott Hotel, Aguascalientes, Mexico
– Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico
– Mixtli, San Antonio, Texas

Two AAA Five Diamond hotels have maintained their high standards and retained their distinguished designation for another year.

AAA updates its Diamond lists monthly as Inspectors visit hotels and restaurants throughout the year. The Diamond designations reflect AAA Inspectors’ commitment to quality and consistency in the hospitality industry. These Inspectors are trained professionals who conduct unannounced, independent, in-person property inspections.

Currently, there are approximately 130 Five Diamond hotels and 60 Five Diamond restaurants, along with 1,700 Four Diamond hotels and 500 Four Diamond restaurants.

Five Diamond properties are known for offering ultimate luxury and leading-edge cuisine. Four Diamond properties offer upscale amenities and distinctive fine dining.

You can plan a visit to Diamond properties on Trip Canvas, AAA’s free travel planning tool, or connect with a AAA travel agent for recommendations and hotel reservations.

The 4Cs of AAA Diamonds include:

– Cleanliness: AAA hotel inspections include ATP surface testing, the same technology used to verify cleanliness in the healthcare and food service industries.
– Comfort: Inspectors evaluate a property’s quality of experience, range of amenities, and level of hospitality.
– Cuisine: Diamond restaurants are assessed on their food, service, and vibe. Inspectors dine at these properties anonymously.
– Consistency: AAA Diamond properties – no matter the designation – have one thing in common: consistency. Unlike subjective star reviews, Diamond inspections rely on published guidelines based on industry standards.

About AAA:

Started in 1902 by automotive enthusiasts who wanted to chart a path for better roads in America and advocate for safe mobility, AAA has transformed into one of North America’s largest membership organizations. Today, AAA provides roadside assistance, travel, discounts, and financial and insurance services to enhance the life journey of 64 million members across North America, including more than 57 million in the United States. To learn more about all AAA has to offer or to become a member, visit


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