AAA Four Diamonds Awarded To Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Prestigious Rating Achieved Within First Year of Resort's 2012 Opening

May 30, 2013, 14:30 ET from Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AAA has just awarded the prestigious Four-Diamond rating to Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, north San Diego County's newest coastal luxury resort which opened in June of 2012.

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"This achievement ranks the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa as a premier establishment esteemed by our professional inspectors, the hospitality industry, and over 53 million AAA/CAA members," said Tamara Hill, Group Manager for AAA, upon announcement of the coveted rating.

Fewer than five percent of the nearly 31,000 properties approved by AAA receive the organization's prestigious Four Diamonds, and it is rare for the recognition to occur within the first year of a property's opening. "This AAA Four-Diamond award is a true tribute to the service-minded team of Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa," said Bill Canepa, president, Wave Crest Hotels & Resorts.  "The honor presents a wonderful opportunity not only to celebrate the resort's first anniversary next month, but also to acknowledge and thank the discerning guests who have embraced our property since its 2012 opening."

A diamond was chosen as the AAA ratings symbol in honor of the organization's 75th Anniversary in 1977, and AAA's system represents the broadest coverage of any U.S. rating system, both geographically and by number of properties rated.

About Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa
Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa is located directly across from the beach in Carlsbad, California, a favorite destination in north San Diego County offering miles of pristine beaches and easy access to airports and highways. The luxurious property is home to the spectacular ocean-view Chandler's Restaurant and Lounge, serving coastal regional cuisine, and to Ocean Crest Spa, offering uniquely coastal and California spa experiences. With a complete fitness center and large ocean-view swimming pool, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa features 215 guest rooms and suites, many of them connecting for friends-and-family convenience. Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa is situated within walking distance of sports, sand and recreation; five minutes from LEGOLAND California and equally close to acclaimed coastal shopping, golf and recreation spots. It lies just 25 minutes from San Diego attractions including SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo, and 40 minutes from Disneyland and its nearby entertainment offerings. The property offers its guests exceptional included services and amenities including complimentary local transportation, complimentary morning coffee in the lobby, complimentary spa and fitness center access – and no resort fees. For information and reservations, visit

About Wave Crest Hotels and Resorts
Wave Crest Hotels and Resorts is a San Diego County-based hospitality company which owns and manages high-quality hotel properties on and near the California coast. Committed to providing award-winning, intuitive and superior customer service, the company's high-performance teams deliver hospitality experiences which generate consistent guest accolades. From Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, winner of the prestigious Trip Advisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence, to the recently-opened Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa and Chandler's Restaurant and Lounge – named one of the nation's top 10 hotel openings for 2012 by, the properties of Wave Crest Hotels and Resorts set new hospitality standards for their regions. The name "Wave Crest" is a tribute to the origin of the company; Wave Crest Hotels and Resorts is headquartered in Encinitas, California, and all of its original developments offer magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.

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