If you want a bit more luxury travel in the new year, check out eight hotels that just made AAA's list of five-diamond properties. Recipients of the organization's top award include a San Diego County resort, two in Mexico and one in Denver.
The resort last year also ranked 25th on the 100 best hotels and resorts in the world selected by Conde Nast Traveler readers.
For those keeping score, California now has 18 five-diamond hotels, more than any other state.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort at Lake Buena Visa, Fla., also made the list. In the announcement, it was singled out for extras such as iPads in each room that allow guests to read the newspaper and control in-room lights and temperature, among other things.
"Five Diamond establishments stand apart by redefining personalized service, using creativity to enhance guest comfort and providing memorable experiences," Michael Petrone, director of Inspections & Diamond Ratings, said in the statement.
Others new to the five-diamond world include: