Michigan’s Top Hotels and Restaurants Earn Coveted Award

06 March 2019


Dearborn, Mich., (March 6, 2019) — AAA Michigan officially announced its 2019 award-winning hotels and restaurants that have earned the coveted Four Diamond Rating during the past 12 months. Awards were presented today at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City during the AAA Four Diamond Awards luncheon at the Pure Michigan’s Governors Conference on Tourism.  

Taking part in the presentation were Dan Schrock, Senior Vice President of Field Operations, AAA-The Auto Club Group, and Randy Williams, Vice President of Field Operations, AAA Michigan, along with guest MCs from News/Talk 760 WJR, Morning Radio Show Host Paul W. Smith and Ann Thomas, Executive Producer and Radio Show Host.

This year’s AAA Four Diamond awards include 18 hotels and four restaurants in Michigan. They are:

Firekeepers Casino Hotel (2015)

The Townsend Hotel (1988)

The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel (2003)
The Henry, Autograph Collection (1989)

Greektown Casino-Hotel (2016)
MGM Grand Detroit (2008)
MotorCity Casino Hotel (2009)
The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit (2010)

Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton (1995)
JW Marriott Grand Rapids (2007)

Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites (2012)

Grand Hotel (1994)

the H Hotel (2013)

Four Winds Casino Hotel (2017)

The Inn at St. John’s (2011)

Royal Park Hotel (2006)

The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport (2003)

Hotel Walloon (2016)


Rugby Grille (2001)

Iridescence Restaurant (2001)

Café Cortina (2003)

Cygnus 27 (2004)

The year next to the property name indicates the first year it received a current, consecutively maintained Diamond Rating.

A Four Diamond hotel is refined and stylish, providing upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.  A Four Diamond restaurant provides distinctive fine-dining, creatively prepared and skillfully served, often with a wine steward, amid upscale ambience.

“Diamond ratings are an invaluable resource to both travelers,” said Dan Schrock, Senior VP of Field Operations, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Since annual inspections are unannounced, our inspectors get the truest representation of the traveler experience at each property. Our unbiased review helps travelers choose a hotel or restaurant that fits their needs for any occasion.”

 AAA rates more properties than any other professional rating entity:

  • Inspections are made at properties throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
  • AAA’s inventory includes more than 59,000 Inspected & Approved and Diamond Rated establishments across five rating levels – more than 27,000 hotels and nearly 32,000 restaurants.
  • 2,378 establishments (1,722 hotels and 656 restaurants) received the Four Diamond Rating.

About AAA Inspections
For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
The AAA inspectors who assign these ratings have a wide range of hospitality experience – their resumes include stints as hotel managers and food and beverage experts – that gives them an authoritative perspective. Inspectors provide an unmatched first-person, on-site view of emerging trends, which includes the continuing evolution of technology to elevate the guest experience.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online AAA Travel Guides and Travel Planner and the AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.8 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 59 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.