The Herbfarm Restaurant, located in Woodinville, earns a coveted AAA Five Diamond Rating for the 11th consecutive year, the only establishment in the Pacific Northwest to earn a Five Diamond Rating in 2013.
The Willows Lodge, also in Woodinville, makes the list of respected AAA
Four Diamond establishments for the second year in a row.
A total of eight restaurants and 29 lodgings are included on the list of AAA Four Diamond Award winners in Washington and northern Idaho.
Tulalip Bay, restaurant at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Marysville, is the only new establishment to be added to the list of AAA Four Diamond properties in Washington state in 2013.
“To achieve and maintain a high level of hospitality in today’s competitive marketplace is a significant achievement,” said Jennifer Cook, senior manager of corporate communications, AAA Washington. “We are proud to recognize top industry leaders and celebrate their long-standing commitment to provide quality service and a memorable experience for guests.”
AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants represent only 3.9 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively, of the total 59,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
AAA inspectors conduct physical, on-site evaluations to identify emerging trends in the hospitality industry and observe the use of increasingly personalized approaches to enhance guest comfort and satisfaction. Lodgings and restaurants can earn One to Five AAA Diamonds.
A detailed list, including photos, of AAA Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants can be found on AAA.com/diamonds.