The coveted AAA Four Diamond Award was celebrated on Thursday, January 27 at the New York Wine & Culinary Center. Hosted by AAA Western and Central New York and the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the event celebrated the fine establishments and their accomplishments. Among those receiving this prestigious honor was The 1795 Acorn Inn in Canandaigua. This was the 1795 Acorn Inn’s 15th consecutive award, the most of any B & B in New York State.
“It was wonderful to celebrate the achievements of these properties in the region,” said Valerie Knoblauch, president of the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection. “I hope they all continue to receive this outstanding recognition and even more properties in the Finger Lakes will follow suit.”
Each of these properties was rated by an AAA inspector, who conducted an unannounced evaluation and analyzed such areas as service, cleanliness and ambiance, amenities and quality. More than 59,000 AAA approved North American and Caribbean properties were evaluated and only 3.6 percent received the Four Diamond honor. Those properties that receive the Four Diamond Award are considered “upscale in all areas … with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”