Chicago among cities with the most AAA Five and Four Diamond Hotels
31 January 2018
AURORA, Ill., Jan. 31, 2018 – AAA Chicago has unveiled the sixty hotels that have earned the AAA/CAA Five or Four Diamond Rating in the past 12 months in Illinois. The four Illinois hotels that earned a AAA Five Diamond designation are all located in Chicago, Ill. and are part of an exclusive group of 121 hotels across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean to earn that rating. This represents just 0.4 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels.
“Attaining the Five Diamond Rating is an impressive accomplishment and a point of great pride for these top hotels,” said Beth Mosher, AAA Chicago spokeswoman. “Five Diamond establishments stand apart by redefining personalized service, using creativity to enhance guest comfort and providing memorable experiences.”
The 2018 Five Diamond rated hotels for Illinois are as follows:
  • The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago (27 years)
  • The Langham, Chicago (3 years)
  • The Peninsula Chicago (15 years)
  • Trump International Hotel & Tower (7 years)
Additionally, Illinois boasts 56 AAA Four Diamond establishments for 2018; eight new hotels joined the list this year. The AAA Four Diamond Hotels added for 2018 are as follows:
  • Conrad Chicago (Chicago)
  • Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection (Chicago)
  • LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton (Chicago)
  • Marriott Marquis Chicago (Chicago)
  • The Godfrey Hotel Chicago (Chicago)
  • The Kimpton Gray Hotel (Chicago)
  • Viceroy Chicago (Chicago)
  • La Banque Hotel (Homewood)
In 2018, there were 1,676 hotels that received the AAA Four Diamond Rating; this is just 6.1 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected and Approved hotels. Across the AAA rating territories of U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean, Chicago is the city with the fourth highest number of AAA Five Diamond Hotels (4) and is second only to New York City with the highest number of AAA Four Diamond Hotels (38). The full listing for the 2018 AAA/CAA Five Diamond hotels can be found here and the full listing for the 2018 AAA/CAA Four Diamond hotels can be found here.
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.
AAA first started listing accommodation information in its travel publications in the early 1900s. In 1937, the first field inspectors were hired to inspect hotels, motels and restaurants. In 1963, AAA began to rate all accommodations as good, very good, excellent or outstanding. The Diamond rating process, introduced in 1977 for hotels and 1989 for restaurants, continues to be recognized as one of the most trusted rating process for North American travelers.
The listing of Five and Four Diamond restaurants will be released in February 2018.
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