AAA Five-Diamond Hotels and Resorts 2017

Award-Winning Accommodations

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Couples feel on top of the world at the Mandarin Oriental, New York. Mandarin Oriental.

AAA named 120 hotels and resorts to its list of Five Diamond hotels in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico for 2017. Year to year, the list doesn't change much, as hotels and resorts strive to maintain this prestigious designation. Still, there's always movement, and here's the lowdown on the winners and losers.

The Winners: 6 New Five-Diamond Hotels and Resorts Added in 2017

Four United States hotels joined the exclusive list this year: The exquisite Four Seasons Resort Lanai, a luxurious tropical paradise; The St. Regis New York, a timeless classic that originally opened in 1904; and Richmond's The Jefferson Hotel, a grande dame where the South has risen again. On Puerto Rico, Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve reveals how a prime beachfront property can be remade into a modern palace by the sea.

Outside of the U.S., Spice Island Beach Resort on Grenada is a family-run hotel that strives to provide guests with the best of everything. And the Spanish colonial-inspired Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City is the epitome of stylish sophistication.

The Losers: 5 Hotels and Resorts Demoted to Four Diamonds in 2017

Four USA hotels glitter less brightly and were eliminated from the list. Consigned to Four-Star siberia were Mandarin Oriental, Miami on Brickell Key; Georgia's The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead; and The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. Walden in Aurora, Ohio did not make an appearance on either list and that resulted in the state losing its only Five-Diamond property. And in Canada, British Columbia's Four Seasons Resort Whistler was demoted from five to four stars.

2017 AAA Five-Diamond List

COLORADO
   Four Seasons Hotel Denver 
   The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs
   The Little Nell - Aspen
   The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

CONNECTICUT
   Winvian Farm - Morris

GEORGIA
   The Cloister - Sea Island
   Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
   The St. Regis Atlanta Hotel
   The Lodge at Sea Island - St Simons Island
   The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds- Lake Oconee

RHODE ISLAND
   Ocean House

TENNESSEE
   The Hermitage Hotel - Nashville

UTAH
   Montage Deer Valley - Park City
   St. Regis Deer Valley - Park City 

VIRGINIA
   The Inn at Little Washington
   The Jefferson Hotel - Richmond

WISCONSIN
   The American Club - Kohler

C A N A D A

BRITISH COLUMBIA
   Shangri-la Hotel Vancouver 

ONTARIO
   Four Seasons Hotel Toronto 
   The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
   Shangri-La Hotel Toronto 
   Trump International Toronto 

C A R I B B E A N

ANTIGUA
   Jumby Bay

BARBADOS
   Sandy Lane Hotel

CAYMAN ISLANDS
   The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
   Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort & Club

M E X I C O

   Banyan Tree Cabo Marques 
   The Resort at Pedregal - Cabo San Lucas
   Fairmont Mayakoba
   Le Blanc Spa Resort - Cancun
   Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
   Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
   Grand Luxxe - Nuevo Vallarta 
   Grand Velas - Nuevo Vallarta
   Grand Velas  - Riviera Maya
   Hotel Mousai - Puerto Vallarta 
   One&Only Palmilla - San Jose Del Cabo
   Rosewood Mayakoba
   The Ritz Carlton, Cancun
   Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun 
   The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
   Las Ventanas al Paraiso - San José del Cabo
   Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Resort - Riviera Maya

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