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Aqueous Receives AAA’s Four Diamond Award

Fewer than 3 percent of AAA Approved restaurants receive this prestigious rating

Corporate News, Pennsylvania
Restaurant Ratings - Diamond Teaser

AAA East Central is pleased to announce that Aqueous at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort has received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Rating again this year.  It has maintained this status consecutively since 2004.

“Four Diamond restaurants are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high quality surroundings,” said Jim Lehman, President of AAA East Central. “These establishments consistently exceed the expectations of the most discriminating traveler – the AAA inspector.”

According to the AAA Inspector that visited the restaurant, “This chic dining room of stone and wood overlooks the 18th green of the resort's championship golf course and offers a wildly creative menu.  The artful chef specializes in cutting-edge techniques that transforms luxury ingredients into distinctive displays – a traditional steak might be accented by a foie gras powder or a rich bisque served with a Parmesan powder.  This restaurant operates seasonally and reservations are recommended.”

AAA Four Diamond restaurants are an exclusive group, offering distinctive, creatively prepared cuisine, skillfully served in a notable environment.  Only 2.1 percent of AAA Inspected & Approved restaurants – 665 – made the Four Diamond list for 2018, including 52 added this year. 


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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Jim Garrity, Public & Community Relations Manager
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