AAA Five-Diamond Hotels and Resorts 2017

Award-Winning Accommodations

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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

ARIZONA
   Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
   The Phoenician - Scottsdale
   The Canyon Suites at the Phoenician - Scottsdale
   Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
   The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

CALIFORNIA
   The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows
   Chateau du Sureau - Oakhurst 
   Fairmont Grand Del Mar - San Diego
   Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
   Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
   Lodge at Torrey Pines
   Montage Laguna Beach 
   Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
   Park Hyatt Aviara Resort - Carlsbad
   The Peninsula Beverly Hills
   Pelican Hill Resort  - Newport Beach
   Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa - Rancho Santa Fe 
   The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel - Dana Point
   The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
   The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
   Monarch Beach Resort - Dana Point
   Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

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

CONNECTICUT
   Winvian Farm - Morris

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
   Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.
   The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
   The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC

FLORIDA
   Acqualina Resort & Spa - Sunny Isles
   The Breakers - Palm Beach
   Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa 
   Four Seasons Hotel Miami
   Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort​
   Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
   Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
   The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island 
   The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
   The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
   St. Regis Bal Harbour 

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

HAWAII
   Four Seasons Resort Lanai
   Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
   Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu - Kailua-Kona
   The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

ILLINOIS
   Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
   The Langham Chicago  
   The Peninsula Chicago
   Waldorf=Astoria Chicago
   Trump International Hotel

MASSACHUSETTS
   Mandarin Oriental, Boston
   The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
   Four Seasons Hotel Boston

NEVADA
   Aria Resort & Casino
   Aria Sky Suites
   Bellagio
   Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
   Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
   Skylofts at the MGM Grand Hotel
   Wynn Tower Suites 

NEW YORK
   Four Seasons Hotel New York
   Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York
   Park Hyatt New York
   The Peninsula New York
   The Pierre New York - A Taj Hotel
   The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
   The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
   The St. Regis New York
   Trump International Hotel & Tower
   Trump SoHo 

NORTH CAROLINA
   Umstead Hotel & Spa - Cary
   The Fearrington House Inn
   The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

PENNSYLVANIA
   Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

RHODE ISLAND
   Ocean House

SOUTH CAROLINA
   Montage Palmetto Bluff
   The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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

WYOMING
   Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

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 

QUEBEC
   The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal 

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

GRENADA
   Spice Island Beach Resort

NEVIS
   Four Seasons Nevis 

PUERTO RICO
   Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
   St. Regis Bahia Beach 

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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