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Esperanza Auberge Resort, Cabo San Lucas

This intimate seaside resort hosted former U.S. President Barack Obama during the 2012 G20 Summit. The Esperanza features hot tubs on terraces overlooking the ocean, a private beach, and wonderful vistas. The resort is tucked between two scenic bluffs creating a wonderful tapestry. Visitors can enjoy a world-renowned spa, championship golf courses, and a vibrant nightlife.

Source: Courtesy of Esperanza Auberge Resort - Cabo San Lucas
Four Seasons New York
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Four Seasons Hotel, New York, Downtown

Located just a block from One World Trade Center at the crossroads of Tribeca and the Financial District---this classic architecture is the personification of luxury. The first 24 floors of this combo hotel and residential tower sits the Four Seasons. Amenities include celebrity chef Wolfgang Pucks first Manhattan restaurant CUT. The property also features a peaceful spa, an indoor lap pool, and ample meeting space.

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Kimpton Seaside Resort
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Kimpton Seafire Resort - Grand Cayman

The open-air design stays with you no matter where you are on the property, with water vistas at every turn and winding gardens leading to secret sanctuaries, private meeting spots, pristine pools and of course the Caribbean Sea.

Source: Courtesy of Kimpton Seaside Resort, Grand Cayman
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The Langham New York Fifth Avenue

Nestled in Midtown Manhattan between The Empire State Building and Bryant Park, this 60-story limestone structure is near many of New York City's top attractions. Amenities include: 234 residentially-styled guest rooms and suites, Michelin-starred Ai Fiori, translated to mean "mmong the flowers" with an Italian and French Riviera inspired cuisine and 7,500 square feet of meeting space.

Source: Courtesy of The Langham New York Fifth Ave
Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya
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Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

A private oasis in a lavish jungle paradise, the Grand Luxxe, features a secluded beach area and pool. The palatial accommodations includes everything thing from a three-bedroom spa suite down to a master room with private terrace and a Jacuzzi tub.

Source: Courtesy Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya
Grand Velas San Jose del Cabo
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Grand Velas, San Jose del Cabo

This All-inclusive luxury resort is the region's newest property. It's tiered architecture opens to panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez. Every suite has a private terrace with water views. Amenities include: Golf, Spas, underwater adventure packages, exquisite dining experiences, meeting space, romantic seaside weddings, and so much more.

Source: Courtesy of AAA

Each year AAA recognizes the most prestigious hotels and resorts in North America and the Caribbean, with their Five Diamond Rating. For these properties, you can, and should expect the best experience the industry has to offer. This year, eight wonderful properties joined this exclusive list—six of the eight are featured in the image gallery above, all are listed below.

This year’s honorees run the gamut from vacation resorts along some of the world’s most magnificent beach fronts to sleek city high-rises in some of our favorite cities. One of the awardees hosted former U.S. President Barack Obama during the G20 Summit in 2012. All offer exquisite dining experiences and pampering like you could not imagine.

You need a spa treatment, you’ve come to the right place as all the winners offer the latest in beauty and relaxation.  Need to play 18 holes, many of the resort properties either feature golf, or you can arrange with the concierge an outing to one of the nearby links.

“Attaining a Five Diamond Rating is an exceptional accomplishment that signifies meticulous attention to detail, creativity in enhancing create comfort, outstanding service and a memorable guest experience,” said Michael Petrone, director, AAA Inspections and Diamond Ratings.

If you expect nothing but the best during your travels, CLICK HERE for a complete list of the Five and Four Diamond rated properties.


  1. The Esperanza Auberge Resort, Cabo San Lucas
  2. Four Season Hotel, New York, Downtown
  3. Seafire Kimpton Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman
  4. The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
  5. Grand Luxxe Riveria Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  6. Grand Velas Los Cabos, San Juan del Cabo, Mexico
  7. The Ritz Carlton, Dallas (not pictured above)
  8. Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg, VA (not pictured above)

According to AAA, fewer than half of one percent of the 27,000 hotels they’ve inspected receive the Five Diamond Rating.

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