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AAA Announces New Diamond Designations for TN Hotels & Restaurants

Thirty hotels and restaurants make the list

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 26, 2020) For more than 80 years, AAA has conducted professional, in-person property inspections and published the results for member travelers. Hotels and restaurants must meet AAA's high standards of cleanliness, comfort and hospitality to be part of the esteemed AAA Diamond Program, then they are assigned a designation of either Approved, Three Diamond, Four Diamond or Five Diamond. More diamonds indicate more elaborate surroundings and attention from service staff.

"AAA Diamonds give travelers a reliable way to find hotels and restaurants that meet AAA's quality standards and provide the type of experience appropriate for their needs", said Megan Cooper, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group.

To be included in the AAA Diamond Program, properties must pass an unannounced, on-site evaluation. To ensure a typical guest experience, hotels and restaurants aren't told in advance when inspectors are coming. The comprehensive AAA Requirements & Diamond Guidelines for hotels and restaurants serve as the blueprint for properties to earn Diamonds. These were updated in January 2020 to reflect the latest AAA member priorities and industry trends. For more information, visit AAA.com/Diamonds.

Thirty hotels and restaurants in Tennessee have earned the coveted Four Diamond Designation this year. AAA Four Diamond hotels and restaurants are an exclusive group. They must be refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail. To see the complete lists of 2020 AAA Four and Five Diamond hotels and restaurants, visit AAA.com/DiamondAwards.

Tennessee Diamond Designations

Four Diamond Restaurants

  • St. John's Restaurant - Chattanooga
  • Chez Philippe - Memphis
  • Bastion - Nashville
  • Capitol Grille - Nashville
  • The Catbird Seat - Nashville

Four Diamond Hotels

  • The Westin Chattanooga
  • Hilton Franklin Cool Springs
  • The TENNESSEAN Hotel - Knoxville
  • Hu. Hotel - Memphis
  • River Inn of Harbor Town - Memphis
  • The Guest House at Graceland - Memphis
  • The Peabody Memphis
  • The Westin Memphis Beale Street
  • Bobby Hotel - Nashville
  • Fairlane Hotel - Nashville
  • Hilton Nashville Downtown
  • Hilton Nashville Green Hills
  • Holston House Nashville
  • Hutton Hotel - Nashville
  • JW Marriott Nashville
  • Kimpton Aertson Hotel - Nashville
  • Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville
  • Noelle, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel - Nashville
  • Omni Hotel - Nashville
  • Renaissance Nashville Hotel - Nashville
  • The Hermitage Hotel - Nashville
  • The Westin Nashville
  • Thompson Nashville
  • Union Station Hotel, Autograph Collection - Nashville
  • Christopher Place - Newport

About the AAA Diamond Program

For more than 80 years, AAA's professional inspectors have conducted in-person property evaluations. AAA is the only entity using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. AAA's inventory includes some 60,000 Diamond hotels and restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Travelers can find AAA Diamond hotels and restaurants and inspector insight in AAA's trip planning products: AAA Mobile app, AAA Travel Guides, TripTik Travel Planner and the AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices. For more information, visit AAA.com/Diamonds.

About AAA - The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, banking, financial services, and travel offerings to over 13.5 million members across 13 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, South Carolina 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 60 million members in the United States and Canada 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. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.