The Four Seasons Atlanta, InterContinental Buckhead, St. Regis Hotel and both Ritz-Carlton locations are the best hotels in Atlanta, according to travel organization AAA.
The five properties received AAA’s Five Diamond award — the group’s top recognition for hotels — in the group’s annual survey of Georgia’s leading lodgers and restaurants. The Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro and The Lodge at Sea Island in St. Simons also received Five Diamonds.
No restaurants received Five Diamonds.
Overall 34 Georgia hotels and 12 restaurants earned Four or Five Diamonds in AAA ratings — 28 of them in Atlanta — for the past 12 months, the organization said. AAA will host a Diamond award event on Monday at the Four Seasons.
The hotels are “refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes” while the restaurants “feature highly creative chefs, complex menus, fresh top-quality ingredients and knowledgeable staff,” AAA said.
The Four Diamond Hotels in Atlanta are: Grand Hyatt Atlanta, JW Marriott Buckhead, Loews Hotel Atlanta, Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Renaissance Atlanta Midtown, Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel, the Westin Buckhead, and the three W Hotel locations.
Metro Atlanta hotels receiving Four Diamonds are: The Westin Hotel-Atlanta Airport in College Park and the Marriott Evergreen Conference Resort in Stone Mountain.
Georgia hotels receiving Four Diamonds are: Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Braselton, 1884 Paxton House Inn in Thomasville and 1842 Inn and Marriott Macon City Center Hotel in Macon. In Savannah, the Four Diamond hotels are Andaz Savannah, Ballastone Inn, Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Foley House Inn, Hamilton-Turner Inn, Kehoe House, Mansion on Forsyth Park Hotel and Spa, The Gastonian and The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.
Metro Atlanta restaurants receiving Four Diamonds: Aria, Atlanta Grill, Bacchanalia, BLT Steak, Canoe, La Grotta Ravinia Ristorante Italiano, La Grotta Ristorante Italiano, Nan Thai Fine Dining, Nikolai’s Roof, Park 75 and Restaurant Eugene.
Georgia’s Bistro, a restaurant in Greensboro, also received Four Diamonds.
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