Luxury hotel rating 2017: 7 hotels included in AAA Five Diamond List, from New York to Hawaii

Seven new properties have joined AAA’s Five Diamond List for 2017, an exclusive group that represents the upper echelons of hotel and dining luxury

Jan 30, 2017 | By Vimi Haridasan

It is a prestigious honour to be admitted to the AAA Diamond List. To become admitted to the club, hotels and restaurants must pass anonymous inspections conducted by AAA experts. Here’s a look at the new Five Diamond honorees and what the inspectors had to say about them:

The Modern, New York
Cuisine at this Michelin-starred restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art is described as sublime, cosmopolitan and relaxed. Inspectors have high praise for the sautéed foie gras, lobster steamed in spinach, bone marrow-crusted beef and Long Island duck.

Four Seasons Resort Lana’I, Lanai City, Hawaii
Guests are treated to panoramic views of the ocean atop rugged rugged lava cliffs and white sand beaches, with décor that integrates Hawaiian esthetics.

The St. Regis New York, New York City
The grandiosity of the luxury hotel and attentive service put the St. Regis in a “rarefied, supreme class altogether.”

Spice Island Beach Resort, St. George’s, Grenada
This all-inclusive resort features luxurious suites tucked among private gardens and is located on white-sand beach.

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico D.F., Mexico City
Rooms are described as chic and elegant, and the hotel itself stylish and sophisticated.

Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Dorado, Puerto Rico
Enveloped in natural, sanctuary-style surroundings, the guest suites are spacious and offer ocean views.

The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia
The historic landmark is a 1895 Beaux-Arts hotel that features a Tiffany stained-glass rotunda and grand staircase. Perfect for history buffs.

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