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March 28, 2018
2018 AAA FOUR DIAMOND AWARDS PRESENTED TODAY

MICHIGAN’S “BEST OF THE BEST” HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS
 
WHO:                  Over 700 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism attendees
 
AAA Diamond Awards presentation team:
  1. Eva Aguirre Cooper, Community Affairs Director, WOOD TV8, WOTV4 and WXSP
  2. Jordan Carson, Entertainment Correspondent, WOTV4
  3. Dan Schrock, Senior Vice President, Field Operations, AAA - The Auto Club Group
  4. Randy Williams, Vice President, Field Operations-Michigan, AAA - The Auto Club Group
                            
AAA Diamond Award Winners
                             Michigan Hotels - 18
 

BATTLE CREEK
Firekeepers Casino Hotel (2015)
BIRMINGHAM
The Townsend Hotel (1988)
DEARBORN
The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel (2003)
The Henry, Autograph Collection (1989)
DETROIT
Greektown Casino-Hotel (2016)*
MGM Grand Detroit (2008)
MotorCity Casino Hotel (2009)
The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit (2010)
GRAND RAPIDS
Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton (1985)
JW Marriott Grand Rapids (2007)
 
 
 
KALAMAZOO
Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites (2012)
MACKINAC ISLAND
Grand Hotel (1994)
MIDLAND
the H Hotel (2013)
NEW BUFFALO
Four Winds  Casino Hotel (2018)
PLYMOUTH
The Inn at St. John’s (2011)
ROCHESTER
Royal Park Hotel (2006)
ROMULUS
The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport (2003)
WALLOON LAKE
Hotel Walloon (2016)
Michigan Restaurants - 5
BIRMINGHAM
Rugby Grille (2001)
DETROIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iridescence (2001)
FARMINGTON HILLS
Café Cortina (2003)
 
GRAND RAPIDS
Cygnus 27 (2004)
GROSSE POINTE
Marais (2014)
 

 
WHAT:                AAA Michigan’s annual Diamond Awards luncheon officially presenting the 2018 AAA Four-Diamond Awards to representatives from the top hotels and restaurants from across the state. Awards will be presented during the 2018 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism. There will be interview and photo opportunities with top hotel and restaurant honorees at the luncheon. 
 
WHEN:                Wednesday, March 28th  at 12:30pm (awards conclude at 1:15pm)
 
WHERE:              JW Marriott –International Ballroom-Second Floor
235 Louis Campau St NW, Grand Rapid, 616.242.1500
 
A Four Diamond restaurant provides distinctive fine-dining, creatively prepared and skillfully served, often with a wine steward, amid upscale ambience.
   
                      
 

 

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AAA Diamond Ratings Inspections have been conducted for over 80 years. AAA uses professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations, offering 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 U.S., 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 Guides and Travel Planner and the AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.
 
AAA provides more than 58 million members with automotive, travel, insurance and financial services through its federation of 36 motor clubs and nearly 1,100 branch offices across North America. Since 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for safe mobility. Drivers can request roadside assistance, identify nearby gas prices, locate discounts, book a hotel or map a route via the AAA Mobile app. To join, visit AAA.com.
 
AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary - A Century of Service in 2016 and has over 1.4 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG).  Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
 
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 9.5 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 58 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.
 
 

About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members across 11 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 nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.

About Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation
Established by AAA – The Auto Club Group in 2010, Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, Inc. (ACGTSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to producing a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by its efforts. ACGTSF provides programs, education and outreach to increase public awareness about the importance of traffic safety and improve driving behavior. ACGTSF is funded by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from organizations and individuals who support ACGTSF’s purpose.


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