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March/April 2017 Issue

AAA Diamonds guide hungry, weary travelers

When you’re looking for a place to stay or at which to eat, AAA Diamonds can guide you to find the type of experience you’d like, from basic to exceptional.

To be AAA approved, properties must pass an unannounced on-site evaluation. Hotels must provide acceptable cleanliness, comfort, and hospitality, and restaurants must meet requirements for cleanliness, food preparation, and service. After an establishment is approved, the AAA inspector reviews an extensive list of attributes to determine the appropriate rating level, on a scale of One to Five Diamonds, based on the services, facilities, and amenities offered.

Very few earn Five Diamonds, and those that earn Four Diamonds are in rare company. In fact, fewer than 4 percent of the nearly 59,000 AAA approved hotels and restaurants receive this prestigious ranking. Four Diamond properties offer a high degree of hospitality, outstanding service, and attention to detail.

Travelers can find Diamond- rated establishments in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app; the online TripTik® Travel Planner mapping and routing tool; AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA offices; and at

2017 Four Diamond Properties in our area

Eureka Springs B&B
• Angel at Rose Hall
Fayetteville hotel
• Pratt Place Inn
Little Rock hotels
• The Capital Hotel
• The Empress of Little Rock
Little Rock restaurant
• One Eleven at the Capital

Baton Rouge hotels
• L’Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge
• Renaissance Baton Rouge
French Quarter hotels
• Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel New Orleans
• Hotel Monteleone
• Le Méridien New Orleans
• Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
• Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
• The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
• The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
• The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
Lafayette hotel
• Carriage House Hotel
Lake Charles hotel
• L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
New Orleans hotels
• Harrah’s Hotel New Orleans
• Hilton New Orleans Riverside
• Hilton New Orleans St. Charles Avenue
• Hyatt Regency New Orleans
• InterContinental New Orleans
• JW Marriott New Orleans
• Le Pavillon Hotel
• Loews New Orleans Hotel
• New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway
• Omni Riverfront Hotel
• Omni Royal Crescent Hotel
• Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel
• Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel
• Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
• Windsor Court Hotel
Shreveport hotel
• Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport
White Castle hotel
• Nottoway Plantation & Resort
French Quarter restaurants
• Brennan’s
• Restaurant R’evolution
New Orleans restaurants
• Commander’s Palace
• Emeril’s
• Emeril’s Delmonico Restaurant
• M Bistro
• Restaurant August
• Root
• Shaya
• The Grill Room

Biloxi hotels
• Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
• Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
• IP Casino Resort Spa
• Palace Casino Resort Hotel
Greenwood hotel
• The Alluvian Hotel
Jackson hotel
• Fairview Inn
Natchez hotel
• Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens
Biloxi restaurants
• BR Prime
• Jia
• thirty-two
• Tien
Hattiesburg restaurant
• Purple Parrot Café


The grand lobby of the Capital Hotel in Little Rock, Ark. Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism



Maximize Your Membership events

Your AAA membership is filled with savings, benefits, and services, so to help you get the most out of it, we offer free and informal Maximize Your Membership events. Discover how you can use your card every day. Please RSVP for these meetings.

• Tuesday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. in Baton Rouge, La., at 5454 Bluebonnet Blvd., (225) 293-1200, Ext. 0
• Tuesday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. in Jackson, Miss., at 900 E. County Line Road, (601) 957-8484, Ext. 0
• Tuesday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. in Metairie, La., at 3445 N. Causeway Blvd., (504) 838-7500, Ext. 0
• Tuesday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. in Shreveport, La., at 6570 Youree Drive, (318) 797-0262, Ext. 0
• Tuesday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. in Slidell, La., at 1300 Gause Blvd., (985) 781-7068, Ext. 0
• Wednesday, March 22, at 2:30 p.m. in Little Rock, Ark., at 9116 Rodney Parham, (501) 223-9222, Ext. 101
• Wednesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. in Southaven, Miss., at 7111 Southcrest Pkwy., (662) 349-4021, Ext. 0
• Tuesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in Bentonville, Ark., at 1501 SE Walton Blvd., (479) 254-9223, Ext. 101
• Tuesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in Fayetteville, Ark., at 3595 N. Shiloh Drive, (479) 444-9222, Ext. 107


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