HILTON BENTLEY IN MIAMI BEACH NAMED 2012 AAA FOUR DIAMOND AWARD® LODGING WINNER
Miami Beach, FL, September 22, 2011 – The Hilton Bentley in Miami Beach, Florida has been awarded the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Lodging Award. This award is the Hilton Bentley’s first honors from AAA. Hilton Bentley’s luxurious beachfront location and the amenity-rich offerings including celebrity ChefDouglas Rodriguez’s restaurant De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail all contributed to receiving this high honor.
The Hilton Bentley is part of a select group within the hospitality industry. For 2012, only four percent of over 31,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated lodgings across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean receive this prestigious designation.
“We are honored to receive the valued AAA Four Diamond Rating,” said Ramon Antelo, general manager of the Hilton Bentley. “We are committed to providing excellent hospitality and a memorable experience that exceeds guest expectations. The Four Diamond Rating acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our staff.”
“Four Diamond establishments consistently deliver attentive service and notable offerings in high-quality, comfortable surroundings,” said Michael Petrone, AAA director of Tourism Information Development. “To achieve and maintain exceptional standards on a daily basis is a commendable achievement. AAA is pleased to recognize Hilton Bentley as an outstanding member of the hospitality industry.”
ABOUT HILTON BENTLEY: TheHilton brand’s South Beach outpost, Hilton Bentley offers travelers a luxurious beachfront oasis situated at the southern-most tip of Ocean Drive in the exclusive “South of Fifth” enclave. Guests are footsteps away from Miami’s most sought after restaurants and nightlife. For visitors looking to vacation within the hotel, the amenity-rich Hilton Bentley is a one-stop-shop for entertainment including celebrity chef Douglas Rodriguez’s restaurant De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean, Myles Chefetz’s Prime Italian, the indulgent Bentley Beach Club, and the Zen sanctuary Spa 101. Designed by the famed Architectonica and appointed with handcrafted European furnishings, this all-suite property is the definition of opulence with modern upscale services. It’s no wonder the Hilton Bentley is a favorite destination among celebrities including the Kardashian family who called this gem their Miami home while filming the E! Network’s ‘Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.’ 101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305.938.4600 | www.hiltonbentleymiami.com
ABOUT AAA DIAMOND RATINGS: AAA began field inspections of lodgings and restaurants in 1937 and introduced a formal rating system for accommodations in 1963. The early rating system evolved into the Diamond Rating System for lodgings in 1976 and was rolled out for restaurants between 1986 and 1991. Professionally trained AAA/CAA inspectors use published guidelines to evaluate and rate properties as a service to members.AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity and is the only rating system that covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It is one of only two that conduct physical, on-site evaluations. AAA/CAA Approved lodgings and restaurants are assigned a rating of One to Five Diamonds. For more information about Diamond Ratings and a complete list of Four and Five Diamond Lodging and Restaurants, visit AAA.com/News.
To be eligible for evaluation, lodgings must meet basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and security. Those that pass inspection during an unannounced evaluation are designated as a AAA Approved lodging. Finally, the inspector assigns a rating of One to Five Diamonds based on the extensiveness of services, facilities and amenities — from basic, no-frills lodging to luxurious, world-class accommodations. The ratings help travelers choose establishments suited to their needs and expectations.