The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes located in Central Florida was thrilled to announce that the hotel achieved elite standing as a Five Diamond designated property by the AAA Diamond Program. With this distinction, the recently renovated Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes becomes one of just three hotels in North America added to the list in 2022, and one of only two in the Central Florida area ever included.
“We are immensely honored and proud for The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes to be recognized as a Five Diamond designated hotel by AAA,” said Jon McGavin, Area General Manager. “This is the first time in the property’s near 20-year history that our hotel has achieved this top distinction and it is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our Ladies and Gentlemen. We look forward to many more years to come of serving the community at the highest hospitality standards.”
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes now joins a select group of properties representing the highest tier of excellence within the hospitality industry in North America, a monumental first for the Grande Lakes Orlando property. Hotels, at this level, which include fewer than 1% of the nearly 25,000 AAA Diamond lodgings, are distinguished for their world-class luxury, amenities and indulgence for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The prestigious distinction for The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes comes on the heels of a massive multimillion-dollar renovation that left no space untouched throughout the hotel. The project included enhancements to the hotel’s 582 guest rooms and suites, where every interior detail has been updated, seven restaurants, common areas, and The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, as well as new Solaire pool and brand new, private poolside cabanas.
“AAA is pleased to recognize The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes with the Five Diamond designation, meaning its unwavering attention to both service and surroundings have placed it into the upper echelon of AAA’s Diamond Program,” said Stacey Barber, Executive Director, AAA Travel Information & Content. “To maintain the exceptional standards required for this designation on a daily basis is an outstanding achievement. Five Diamond hotels and restaurants consistently exceed expectations to provide their guests a highly personalized, memorable experience.”
In addition to the Five Diamond distinction for The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, several other facets of the property have been recognized by AAA. Adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton as part of the Grande Lakes Orlando complex, the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, has earned a Four Diamond Hotel designation, and Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes a Five Diamond Restaurant designation this year.