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AAA gives diamond awards for Utah hotels, restaurants

Published January 27, 2012 9:51 am

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The Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City and The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City earned Five Diamond Awards from AAA in ratings released Wednesday.

The diamonds are awarded to establishments that AAA says provide refined, stylish and upscale physical attributes to guests with extensive amenities and services. Restaurants are chosen for the distinctive dining experiences that feature creative chefs, complex menus, fresh top-quality ingredients and expert staffs.

They are based on the evaluations of professionally trained inspectors using published guidelines to conduct unannounced property evaluations.

Four Diamond hotels in Utah included Midway's Blue Boar Inn, Invited Inn Bed and Breakfast and Johnson Mill Bed and Breakfast; Midway's Zermatt Resort and Spa; Moab's Sorrel River Ranch Hotel and Spa Resort; Park City's Goldener Hirsch Inn, Grand Summit Resort Hotel, Hyatt Escala and St. Regis Deer Valley Resort; Salt Lake City's Hotel Monaco, Little America Hotel and Marriott City Center; and St. George's Green Valley Spa and Resort.

Utah restaurants given the AAA Four Diamond Award include the Midway's Blue Boar Inn; Orem's Chef's Table; Park City's Goldener Hirsch, Grappa Italian, River Horse on Main, The Glitretind, and the Mariposa; Sundance's The Tree Room; Salt Lake City's Bambara, Forage, Log Haven and Paris Bistro; and Sandy's La Caille.