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Waterstone Resort & Marina Receives Esteemed AAA Four Diamond Hotel Status

Southern Palm Beach County is now home to one more upscale AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel.

The American Automobile Association last week released its annual list of Four Diamond Hotels for 2016. Waterstone Resort & Marina has joined the ranks of U.S. hotels on the esteemed list, which also includes two other Boca hotels and one in Delray Beach.

Waterstone Resort opened in mid-2014 after a multi-million-dollar renovation of the former Boca Raton Bridge Hotel. The hotel blends opulent Floridian style with a modern coastal design and offers such dining options as Boca Landing, a chic local seafood restaurant, and Waterstone Bar & Grille, a poolside restaurant with a tropical Latin menu.

To determine these ratings, the motor club and travel planning organization sends unannounced inspectors to evaluate hotels and others places of lodging on factors including cleanliness, comfort, security and safety. The Four Diamond Award is the second-highest rating an establishment can receive. 

"The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail," according to AAA's website. 

Three luxury properties in southern Palm Beach County also earned this ranking for 2016: Boca Raton Resort, which has held its Four Diamond Award since 2002; Boca Raton Beach Club, since 2012; and Delray Beach Marriott, since 2009.

While there are a total of 1,587 Four Diamond hotels nationwide, only 0.4 percent of the 28,000 AAA-approved hotels earn a Five Diamond rating. Palm Beach County has three: Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Four Seasons Palm Beach and The Breakers, all of which have retained the status for 2016. 

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