10 Hotels Join AAA's Five-Diamond List for 2019

Ten new hotels have been added to AAA’s Five Diamond Award list for 2019, bringing the total number of properties on the exclusive list to 121.

“The Five Diamond Rating is an impressive accomplishment that recognizes the upper echelon of hotels. These properties have extraordinary physical qualities, extensive amenities and impeccable standards of excellence in delivering a highly personalized experience,” said Michael Petrone, director, AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings.

Properties are added to the list after undergoing a rigorous evaluation that includes in-person inspections, anonymous overnight stays and, finally, a review by a panel of experts as an additional step to ensure credibility.

The newest names on the list include:

Baccarat Hotel New York (New York, New York)

A storybook destination from the fabled French glass company, this ultra-high-end contemporary property is known for its top-notch service and the decor is fit for a king.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

This unique property features stunning Asian and Mexican architecture throughout. A gated resort, located on the famed Riviera Maya coast, Banyan Tree blends untouched nature in a carefully maintained ecosystem.

Fairmont Pacific Rim (Vancouver, Canada)

Guests are pampered at this luxury tower, which showcases beautiful, innovative design. Gorgeous rooms with spectacular views feature an enhanced Pacific Northwest feel.

Hotel Emma (San Antonio, Texas)

Guests will be stunned by this chic hotel, the site of the former Pearl’s Brewhouse, built in 1894. The property includes an upscale, beautifully crafted lobby, as well as a library and rooftop pool areas.

Montage Los Cabos (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)

Featuring several infinity-edge pools that blend in with the ocean and overlook a secluded beach, Montage Los Cabos offers an unforgettable getaway. The impressive guest bathrooms feature indoor and outdoor showers.

NIZUC Resort & Spa (Cancun, Mexico)

A beautiful and expansive resort, NIZUC features rustic and elegant Mayan-inspired décor. The guest rooms are spacious with many custom furnishings and luxurious features.

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)

This colonial-style hacienda includes gorgeous public areas and meticulously maintained gardens. The spacious guest rooms meanwhile feature a refined colonial décor with fireplaces and terraces.

The Dominick Hotel (New York, New York)

With stellar views of the city, The Dominick Hotel is a bastion of contemporary luxury features swanky modern Italian furnishings, impressive artwork and marble bathrooms. The SoHo location puts you at the very heart of Manhattan’s fashion culture.

The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston (Houston, Texas)

Houston’s premier property offers guests impeccable service and highest quality amenities. This contemporary hotel is a crown jewel among the city’s accommodations.

The St. Regis Mexico City (Mexico City, Mexico)

A gleaming hotel tower offering large rooms complete with high-tech conveniences and a butler, The St. Regis Mexico City includes many rooms that overlook iconic symbols of Mexico.

Many of this year’s new Five Diamond honorees have received top marks in the past for their physical attributes that, although impressive, were not paired with AAA’s exceptionally high Five Diamond service expectations, until now, according to the statement released by AAA.

“After demonstrating notable service enhancements, San Antonio’s first Five Diamond establishment, Hotel Emma, as well as Banyan Tree Mayakoba, NIZUC Resort & Spa, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende and The St. Regis Mexico City, received the coveted fifth Diamond for the first time,” said AAA.

Others, like Baccarat Hotel, The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston and Montage Los Cabos, attained the AAA Five Diamond Rating shortly after opening within the past 12 months.

To see the complete lists of 2019 AAA Four and Five Diamond Hotels, visit AAA.com/DiamondAwards. To see which cities and states have the most award winners, see AAA Four and Five Diamond Hotel Facts.

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