The AAA Five- and Four-Diamond Awards for restaurants and hotels were announced this morning, and Chicago wound up tied with New York with the most five-diamond restaurants in North America.
All of Chicago's Five-Diamond restaurants or hotels were repeat winners:
Chicago and suburband restaurants received 20 Four-Diamond awards; two, Blackbird and
Five-Diamond hotel properties in Chicago, again all repeat winners, were Elysian (two years), Four Seasons Chicago (22 years), Peninsula Chicago (10 years) and Trump International Hotel & Tower (two years).
The Chicago area had 66 Four-Diamond hotels. First-time recipients were InterContinentalChicago O'Hare, JW Marriott Chicago, Palmer House, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel and Renaissance