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Three Richmond-area hotels made AAA’s Four Diamond list for 2017

By GREGORY J. GILLIGAN Rich­mond Times-Dis­patch Jan 27, 2017

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Three Rich­mond-area hotels and two local restau­rants made AAA’s Four Dia­mond list for 2017.

The Four Dia­monds went to the Wyn­d­ham Vir­ginia Cross­ings Hotel and Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Hen­ri­co Coun­ty, rat­ed since 2004; The West­in Rich­mond in Hen­ri­co, rat­ed since 2009; and the Hilton Rich­mond Hotel and Spa/Short Pump in Hen­ri­co, rat­ed since 2010.

Not on the Four Dia­mond list this year was The Berke­ley Hotel in down­town Rich­mond, which had been on the list each year since 1989. It received a Three Dia­mond rat­ing for 2017, the trav­el orga­ni­za­tion said.

Lemaire restau­rant at The Je erson Hotel again earned a Four Dia­mond rat­ing, which it has received since 2010.

But the Rich­mond region now has a sec­ond Four Dia­mond restau­rant. Join­ing the list this year is Shag­bark, the restau­rant in Lib­bie Mill-Mid­town devel­op­ment that acclaimed chef Wal­ter Bundy opened in June. It was named one of “20 new restau­rants to try this fall” by USA Today last year.

Only one oth­er hotel in Vir­ginia earned a Five Dia­mond rat­ing — The Inn at Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton in North­ern Vir­ginia. It has received the top rat­ing every year since 1989.

The Inn at Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton Din­ing Room earned the only Five Dia­mond des­ig­na­tion among restau­rants in the state. It is AAA’s longest-tenured Five Dia­mond restau­rant, earn­ing its rat­ing for the rst time in 1988.

In Vir­ginia, 20 hotels and 14 restau­rants earned a Four Dia­mond rat­ing.

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