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The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant Again Awarded Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Ratings

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (February 2015) – Diamonds – AAA diamonds, of course – are a guest’s best friend when it comes to identifying quality accommodations and fine dining. The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel that opened in 1924, and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant have been awarded AAA’s prestigious 2015 Four Diamond ratings. It marks the 18th consecutive hotel honor and 13th straight restaurant recognition.

The Carolina Inn and Carolina Crossroads Restaurant are part of a select group of establishments within North America. Currently, just 1,544 hotels and 689 restaurants hold the AAA Four Diamond Rating as less than four percent of more than 58,000 AAA Approved hotels and restaurants receive this rating.

“The Carolina Inn has many long standing and wonderful traditions and we are proud to receive these prestigious hotel and restaurant ratings,” said General Manager Mark Sherburne.  “Our team works extremely hard to earn and maintain the AAA Four Diamond level of quality. We try to make sure we keep Four Diamonds by not simply meeting – but by exceeding each of the criteria for those high ratings each and every day.”

“AAA is pleased to recognize The Carolina Inn as a Four Diamond Hotel and Carolina Crossroads as a Four Diamond Restaurant” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings. “To maintain the exceptional standards required for this rating on a daily basis is an outstanding achievement. AAA Four Diamond establishments are attentive to guests needs and consistently deliver memorable travel and dining experiences.” 

About The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel
Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2015 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 18th consecutive hotel honor and 13th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 15th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. www.CarolinaInn.com. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn, Instagram: @TheCarolinaInn, Pinterest: #TheCarolinaInn, and Google+: TheCarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn.

About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 105 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.