AAA New Mexico has announced that 13 hotels and 2 restaurants in New Mexico have been given the sought-after Four Diamond rating for 2015.
AAA inspectors visit more than 58,000 hotels and restaurants over the course of the year, said Ana Gonzalez, AAA New Mexico regional manager. “Four and Five Diamond hotels and restaurants provide guests with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high quality surroundings,” she said. “These establishments consistently exceed the expectations of the most discriminating traveler — the AAA inspector. We are proud to have these dedicated businesses in our state.”
Only 3.8 percent of the hotels and 0.3 percent of the restaurants secure the highest rating, according to a AAA news release.
“Across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, these select properties represent the upper echelon of the hospitality industry,” AAA said.
Three of the Four Diamond hotels in New Mexico are in Albuquerque — Hotel Andaluz (which has received the rating since 2010), Hotel Parq Central (2011) and Sandia Resort & Casino (2013), and one is in Bernalillo, the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa (2001).
The other hotels are in Santa Fe or Santa Fe County: Eldorado Hotel & Spa (1997); Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe (2012); Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder (2011); La Fonda on the Plaza (2013); La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa (2007); Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi (1997); The Inn & Spa at Loretto (2010); and The Inn of The Five Graces (2012).
The final hotel is in Taos, El Monte Sagrado, Autograph Collection (2007).
AAA has also named two Santa Fe restaurants as Four Diamond, Geronimo (2004) and Terra at Rancho Encantado (2009).