AAA Northeast has announced the Rhode Island recipients of the 2020 AAA Five and Four Diamond Awards, honoring the best in dining and lodging in the state.
Just 0.4 percent of the nearly 27,000 AAA Diamond lodgings and 0.2 percent of 30,000 restaurants in North America achieve Five Diamonds, AAA’s highest designation. Two of those properties are in Rhode Island: the Ocean House, in Watch Hill, first recognized in 2011, and COAST restaurant located in the Ocean House, first honored in 2018.
“AAA’s Five and Four Diamond establishments consistently exceed expectations by providing their guests highly personalized, memorable experiences,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs. “They truly represent the best of the hospitality industry.”
Only 2,400 properties in North America receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond designation. Rhode Island recipients are:
Cara, Newport, first recognized in 2004
The Dining Room at Castle Hill, Newport, 2016
The Vanderbilt Grill, Newport, 2012
Gracie’s, Providence, 2011
Point Pleasant Inn & Resort, Bristol, 2003
Cliffside Inn, Newport, 2003
Forty 1 North, Newport, 2017
Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Newport, 2018
Hydrangea House Inn, Newport, 2005
Newport Marriott, Newport, 2017
The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport, 2004
The Vanderbilt Auberge Resorts Collection, Newport, 2011
Hotel Providence, Providence, 2005
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, Providence, 2008
Watch Hill Inn, Watch Hill, 2016
The Weekapaug Inn, Westerly, 2013
The Rhode Island properties will receive their awards at a luncheon at the Ocean House on March 26.