ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Atlantic City has been awarded the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Lodging designation. This is the first AAA Four Diamond designation for the center Boardwalk casino resort and only the second hotel in Atlantic City to earn the prestigious accolade. Lodgings at this level feature upscale accommodations. They typically offer an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.
Caesars Atlantic City is part of a select group within the hospitality industry. For 2011, 1,349 lodgings and 756 restaurants received the Four Diamond Rating. These 2,105 establishments account for just 3.6 percent of the total 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated lodgings and restaurants across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
"We are honored to receive the valued AAA Four Diamond Rating," said Don Marrandino, Eastern Division President for Caesars Entertainment. "At Caesars in Atlantic City, we are committed to providing excellent hospitality and a memorable accommodations experience that exceeds guest expectations. The Four Diamond Rating acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our staff."
"Four Diamond establishments consistently deliver attentive service and notable offerings in high-quality, comfortable surroundings," said Michael Petrone, AAA director of Tourism Information Development. "To achieve and maintain exceptional standards on a daily basis is a commendable achievement. AAA is pleased to recognize Caesars Atlantic City as an outstanding member of the hospitality industry."
Since its inception in 1979 Caesars Atlantic City has been considered the epitome of indulgence in Atlantic City. Internationally recognized, the Caesars name is synonymous with luxury casino gaming, headline entertainment, gourmet dining, high-end retail shopping and unparalleled resort hospitality.
Caesars Atlantic City provides visitors with the royal treatment at its Roman-inspired empire with newly renovated guest rooms in the Centurion Tower. The refurbished Centurion Tower offers 680 Luxury and Premium rooms that showcase signature Caesars opulence with a plethora of high-end amenities.
The Centurion Tower's Luxury and Premium Rooms offer commanding views of either the stunning Atlantic City skyline or the breathtaking ocean, while pampering guests with a lavish interior design that includes high-end flooring, custom-crafted wood-and-mirror headboards, spa-inspired bathrooms and such sophisticated architectural details as crown molding and ceiling inlays.
In addition to the newly refurbished rooms, Caesars Atlantic City, located just steps away from the beach and the Boardwalk, offers visitors an array of amenities. Caesars casino offers more than 135 table games hosting the highest limits in town. The posh Qua Baths & Spa features relaxing Roman baths, 14 treatment rooms, and a new rooftop pool that brings the chic spa experience to a whole new level. World-class dining can be experienced at Mia, a Mediterranean Italian bistro by Chef Georges Perrier and Chef Chris Scarduzio. National-branded restaurants include Morton's Steakhouse and Atlantic Grill, both providing the best steak and fresh seafood experiences in the City.
The ultimate shopping and dining experience can be found at The Pier Shops at Caesars, with three levels of retail, fine dining and exciting nightlife. This breathtakingly elegant $175 million shopping and entertainment mecca is home to such famous designer labels as AIX Armani Exchange, Burberry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Tiffany & Company among many others. Stretching out over 300 yards into the Atlantic Ocean, The Pier Shops also house Stephen Starr restaurants like Buddakan and The Continental and a host other culinary delights. The wonderful addition to Caesars Atlantic City truly is a matchless shopping and dining destination.
ABOUT CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest provider of branded casino entertainment. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 73 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new properties, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's properties operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.
ABOUT AAA DIAMOND RATINGS
AAA began field inspections of lodgings and restaurants in 1937 and introduced a formal rating system for accommodations in 1963. The early rating system evolved into the Diamond Rating System for lodgings in 1976 and was rolled out for restaurants between 1986 and 1991. Professionally trained AAA/CAA inspectors use published guidelines to evaluate and rate properties as a service to members.
AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity and is the only rating system that covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It is one of only two that conduct physical, on-site evaluations. AAA/CAA Approved lodgings and restaurants are assigned a rating of One to Five Diamonds. For more information about Diamond Ratings and a complete list of Four and Five Diamond Lodging and Restaurants, visit AAA.com/News.
To be eligible for evaluation, lodgings must meet basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and security. Those that pass inspection during an unannounced evaluation are designated as a AAA Approved Lodging. Finally, the inspector assigns a rating of One to Five Diamonds based on the extensiveness of services, facilities and amenities – from basic, no-frills lodgings to luxurious, world-class accommodations. The ratings help travelers choose establishments suited to their needs and expectations.
Travelers can access AAA/CAA Diamond Ratings and Inspector Notes in the printed TourBook guides, eTourBook guides and online at AAA.com using the searchable listings, TripTik Travel Planner or AAA Mobile Web. Plus, those with an Apple iPhone can now access AAA's travel information on the go with the free AAA TripTik® Mobile app. AAA TripTik Mobile uses GPS technology to display AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants near a user's location.
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