The American Automobile Association (AAA) has released its Four Diamond Award List for 2014. Twelve Disney-owned and operated resorts currenly hold Four Diamond status, including nine resorts which are also home to Disney Vacation Club timeshare villas.
Among the 2014 Four Diamond winners are:
Disneyland Hotel (2011)
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa (2001)
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa (2012)
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (2011)
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village (2011)
Disney's Beach Club Resort (2003)
Disney's BoardWalk Inn (2009)
Disney's Contemporary Resort (2007)
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (1989)
Disney's Polynesian Resort (2007)
Disney's Wilderness Lodge (2013)
Disney's Yacht Club Resort (1991)
Each resort has received four-diamond status consecutively since the date listed in parentheses. Disney Vacation Club properties are listed in bold.
1,548 hotels received the Four Diamond Award for 2014. That number represents 5.3% of more than 29,000 hotels evaluated by AAA.
AAA's most prestiegous award--the Five Diamond status--was given to only 124 hotels throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean for 2014. There were no Five Diamond Award winners in the Anaheim, CA, Oahu, HI or Orlando, FL areas. That may change next year with the planned Summer 2014 opening of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World.