Diamonds Dazzle at Oklahoma’s Best Hotels and Restaurants in 2013


AAA releases list of 2013 winners of the auto club’s

elite Four Diamond Award in Oklahoma



AAA Oklahoma, Jan. 18, 2013AAA Oklahoma has announced the five hotels and two restaurants in Oklahoma that earned the Four Diamond rating during the past 12 months. The AAA diamond ratings are the industry standard for designating the quality of service and amenities at properties throughout North America.


AAA Four Diamond hotels are refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes. They offer guests personalized assistance and close attention to detail in luxurious settings. Oklahoma hotels achieving the AAA Four Diamond rating for 2013 include the following. Also indicated is the number of consecutive years each property as won this honor.


·         Waterford Marriott, Oklahoma City – 17 years

·         Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center, Hotel & Spa – 11 years

·         Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center – 10 years

·         Skirvin Hilton, Oklahoma City – 6 years

·         Choctaw Casino Resort Grand Tower, Durant – 2 years


Restaurants at the Four Diamond rating level offer a distinctive dining experience

featuring highly creative chefs, complex menus, top-quality fresh ingredients and knowledgeable staff, along with excellent service. Oklahoma restaurants attaining this lofty plateau for 2013 include:


·         Polo Grill, Tulsa – 13 years

·         The Coach House, Oklahoma City (Nichols Hills) – 13 years


“These properties are the best of the best,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA

Oklahoma. “Less than four percent of the 59,000 hotels and restaurants AAA evaluated last year were good enough to earn the Four Diamond rating.”


AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity. It is the only rating system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and the only system that conducts professional, on-site evaluations using published guidelines weighted by member priorities.


AAA Approved and Diamond-rated hotel and restaurant listings can be found in the downloadable eTourBook guides and AAA Mobile app for tablets and smartphones, the TripTik Travel Planner and Travel Guides on, and AAA TourBook guides are available to members at any of the 12 AAA Oklahoma Travel offices statewide. Online users can access information about AAA inspections and Diamond ratings at