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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza And Orchids At Palm Court Awarded AAA Four Diamond Awards For 2014
April 21, 2014
CINCINNATI - Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and its fine-dining restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court, have both been awarded the prestigious Four-Diamond Award by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for 2014.
"With just five percent of hotels in the USA and less than three percent of the restaurants in the USA receiving a Four-Diamond rating, it's an honor for us to be named as one of the premier hotels and restaurants in Cincinnati again in 2014," said Michel Sheer, managing director, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. "Our hotel team and our owners set the goal of maintaining the AAA Four-Diamond award each year, which makes this recognition that much more rewarding for all of us."
Todd Kelly, executive chef and director of food & beverage, is honored and humbled for Orchids to be awarded the Four-Diamond award for the seventh consecutive year commenting: "We are delighted to receive AAA Four-Diamond again for 2014. It's a very prestigious award and we are honored to be among the best of the best in the country." AAA and its team of designated field inspectors evaluate thousands of lodging & dining establishments each year and assign an overall rating of one to five diamonds. To obtain the Four-Diamond designation, the property must significantly exceed AAA's requirements in physical appearance, facilities, and quality of operation and customer service. Only 5.3% of the estimated 29,000 AAA-rated lodging facilities attain the four-diamond level of excellent and only 2.5% of the 30,000 restaurants receive four-diamond. The rating will be indicated with the hotel and restaurant's listings in the 2014-2015 AAA TourBook - a series of travel information guides published for AAA's more than forty-three million members.
About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms. The hotel has been named one of Meetings Focus Magazine's "Best of MidAmerica" for the eighth consecutive year - as voted by meeting planners. Smart Meetings Magazine also named the hotel a "Platinum Choice Award Winner" for 2014 - one of just 135 North American properties to be named and as voted by meeting planners.
Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.
Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the U.S.A. Accolades and awards include:
- #7 Rated Restaurant in the U.S.A. for 2014 - Open Table
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts #1 Food & Beverage Hotel in the U.S.A. four of the last five years
- Zagat Survey's choice for Cincinnati's "Top Overall Restaurant" - three consecutive years
- Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's 2011-2012 Chef of the Year, the highest honor given in the 20,000+ chef national organization
- Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotel & Resort's Signature Chef, just one of six in the U.S.
- American Culinary Federation's Award of Excellence - 2007 & 2013
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.
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