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Orchids At Palm Court At Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Awarded AAA Five-Diamond For 2016
February 05, 2016
CINCINNATI - The American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded the prestigious Five-Diamond Award for 2016 to Orchids at Palm Court Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza's fine-dining restaurant. This is the second consecutive year the restaurant has received this rating.
"We are humbled to be one of just 64 restaurants in the U.S. to receive a Five-Diamond rating in 2016, especially as the only restaurant in Ohio," said Matthew Coffey, managing director, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. "Todd Kelly, executive chef and food and beverage director, and his team were working for the AAA Five-Diamond Award again as a strategic benchmark for 2016, which makes the accomplishment that much more rewarding for all of us here at Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza."
Chef Kelly adds, "It's just so incredible to be in the company of the best of the best in the country and for our team here at Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza to receive this prestigious acknowledgement for the hard work we're doing."
AAA and its team of designated field inspectors evaluate thousands of lodging & dining establishments each year and assign an overall rating of One to Five Diamonds. To receive the Five-Diamond Rating, restaurants must offer guests world-class experiences, cutting edge menues and unique food preparation by a highly acclaimed chef as well as a maître d' led, expert service staff. Only 0.3 percent of the 30,000 inspected resturants receive the Five-Diamond Rating. The rating will be published with the hotel and restaurant's listings in the 2016-2017 AAA Tour Book, a series of travel information guides shared with AAA's more than 55 million members.
About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.
Orchids at Palm Court has received the following accolades:
- AAA Five-Diamond, 2015, the only one in Ohio and one of just 63 in North America
- Executive Chef Todd Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's U.S.A. Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the national organization comprising 20,000 chefs
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts No. 1 Food and Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for five of the last six years
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts "Award of Excellence" winner - given to the top five performing hotels, 2015
- Forbes rated Orchids at Palm Court "Four Stars" for 2013, 2014 and 2015
- Chef Todd Kelly is a Hilton Hotels and Resorts Signature Chef, one of just six in the U.S.
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.
About AAA Inspections
For 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA's rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA's trip planning products: the AAA Mobile® app, the online TripTik® Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online Travel Guides and AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA/CAA offices.
As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 55 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.
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