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Local businesses honored by Forbes, AAA
January 23, 2014 06:12 PM | 2205 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Thirty local businesses were honored when both Forbes and AAA recently announced their lists of top hotels, restaurants and spas.

Thirteen area businesses were on Forbes Travel Guide’s list of top hotels, restaurants and spas, released Wednesday.

The Four Seasons in Midtown was the only local five-star hotel in the group. The local four-star hotels were the InterContinental, the Mandarin Oriental, the Ritz-Carlton and the St. Regis, all in Buckhead; the Loews Atlanta in Midtown and the Ritz-Carlton downtown. TWELVE Centennial Park downtown was listed as a recommended hotel.

While no local restaurants were listed as five-star ones, four received four-star ratings: Bacchanalia and Quinones at Bacchanalia, both in west Midtown; Park 75 at the Four Seasons in Midtown; and Restaurant Eugene in Buckhead. No local spas received five-star ratings but one, Remede Spa at the St. Regis in Buckhead, earned four stars.


In other news, 26 local businesses were on AAA’s annual ratings, released last week.

The Four Seasons, the InterContinental, the St. Regis and the Ritz-Carlton’s Buckhead and downtown locations each received the Five Diamond Award. The Grand Hyatt, the J.W. Marriott, the Mandarin Oriental, the Westin, the W, all in Buckhead; the Loews, Renaissance and the W, all in Midtown; and the Omni Hotel at CNN Center and the W, both downtown; were the only local hotels to earn the Four Diamond Award.

There were no Georgia restaurants getting the Five Diamond Award but nine received the Four Diamond Award. They are: the Atlanta Grill at the Ritz-Carlton and Nikolai’s Roof, both downtown; Aria, La Grotta and Restaurant Eugene, all in Buckhead; Bacchanalia, BLT Steak, Nan Thai Fine Dining and Park 75, all in Midtown; and Canoe in Vinings.


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