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AAA Announces Louisville’s Four Diamond Award Recipients

Gems add to prestigious list of more than 1,600 Four Diamond hotels

Louisville Kentucky, Travel
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Four hotels have proven once again that they are Louisville’s hospitality “gems,” according to AAA East Central. 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville Marriott Downtown, Marriot Louisville East, and Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown have earned the AAA Four Diamond Award for excellent service, and opulent décor.

“Travelers can rest easy knowing that Four Diamond hotels consistently exceed the expectations of AAA inspectors,” said Jim Lehman, president of AAA East Central. “These establishments are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high quality surroundings.”

Hotels at the Four Diamond level, just 6.1 percent of AAA Inspected & Approved hotels, are an exclusive group. They must be refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.

Area hotels receiving the AAA Four Diamond Rating include:

  • 21c Museum Hotel, 700 West Main Street, a Four Diamond hotel since 2008. 
  • Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 West Jefferson Street, a Four Diamond hotel since 2005.
  • Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown, 501 South Fourth Street, a Four Diamond hotel since 2015.
  • Marriott Louisville East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd, a Four Diamond hotel since 2013.

These establishments are part of a select group of hotels in North America.  This year, there are 1,676 Four Diamond hotels.


For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct anonymous, in-person property evaluations.  AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations using published guidelines weighted by member priorities.  With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

The AAA inspectors who assign these ratings have a wide range of hospitality experience – their resumes include stints as hotel managers and food and beverage experts – that gives them an authoritative perspective. Inspectors provide an unmatched first-person, on-site view of emerging trends, which includes the continuing evolution of technology to elevate the guest experience.

To see the complete lists of 2018 AAA Four and Five Diamond Hotels, visit To see which cities and states have the most award winners, see AAA Four and Five Diamond Hotel Facts.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the online TripTik Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online AAA Travel Guides and AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.

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