Williamsburg Inn Receives AAA’s Five Diamond Rating

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Nov. 21, 2017 — The iconic Williamsburg Inn has received the coveted AAA Five Diamond designation. This is the first time the Williamsburg Inn has attained this prestigious rating.

Hotels at this level employ experienced, highly qualified staff to provide the custom service luxury hotel guests expect, according to AAA. These establishments deliver unmatched guest comfort with luxurious accommodations, extraordinary facilities and many personalized amenities.

“Guests of the Williamsburg Inn enjoy a perfect balance of historic elegance and modern comfort first realized by John D. Rockefeller Jr. 80 years ago, now reimagined for a contemporary audience,” said Mitchell B. Reiss, President and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. “AAA's Five Diamond Award designation reflects our team's devotion to providing a world-class experience.  I could not be more proud of what they have accomplished.”  

The Williamsburg Inn is part of a select group representing the upper echelon of the hospitality industry in North America. Just 120 hotels and 63 restaurants made the AAA Five Diamond lists for 2017.

“On behalf of everyone at the Williamsburg Inn and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation we are so honored to receive the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award designation,” said Florencio Ferrao, Colonial Williamsburg Vice President of Hospitality. “Following our recent renovations and continued commitment to exceptional service, this rating reflects our property and staff's place among the best in the industry. The Inn is proud of the dedication from our staff, the support of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and for all those who worked to earn the Inn a Five Diamond Rating.”

“A big part of becoming a Five Diamond establishment is consistently exceeding expectations of the most discriminating traveler — the AAA inspector. Five Diamond hotels and restaurants deliver a highly personalized, memorable experience, and we are pleased to recognize the Williamsburg Inn with the Five Diamond Rating,” said Michael Petrone, director, AAA Inspections and Diamond Ratings.

About Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg operates the world's largest living history museum, preserving Virginia's 18th-century capital as a fully functioning city. Fun, engaging experiences transport guests back in time and highlight the relevance of America's founding era to contemporary life. The Colonial Williamsburg experience includes more than 500 restored or reconstructed buildings, historic trade shops, renowned museums of decorative arts and folk art, extensive educational outreach programs for students and teachers, lodging, culinary options from historic taverns to casual or elegant dining, the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club featuring 45 holes designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his son Rees Jones, a full-service spa and fitness center managed by Trilogy Spa, pools, retail stores and gardens. Philanthropic support and revenue from admissions, products and hospitality operations sustain Colonial Williamsburg's educational programs and preservation initiatives.

For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct anonymous, in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA's rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA's trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online TripTik Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online AAA Travel Guides and AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.

As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 58 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

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Kelly Sinclair
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Erin Phan Is a researcher and law student at York University (TORONTO). She has worked as the Director of the Graduate Lawyering Program. She worked for American law firms in Moscow, Russia for three years. Hegraduated from Columbia Law School, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and Harvard College. She research interest is in human rights and health law, with a particular focus on the law and policy of vaccination.
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