Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver receives prestigious CAA/AAA Five Diamond Award

BURNABY, BC, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) congratulates the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver for achieving the distinguished CAA/AAA Five Diamond Rating. The Five Diamond Rating for accommodations is awarded to properties that provide extraordinary physical attributes and individualized experiences that are of the highest quality. Currently, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver is the only hotel in Vancouver to achieve the Five Diamond Rating.

Recipients of Five Diamond Ratings must undergo a rigorous evaluation process during an unannounced, on-site inspection conducted by professionally trained CAA/AAA inspectors. According to BCAA, out of the nearly 31,000 properties approved by CAA/AAA, fewer than one-half percent achieve a Five Diamond Rating. This is Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver's first Five Diamond Award. The hotel has received a CAA/AAA Four Diamond Award every year since opening its doors in 2009.

The CAA/AAA Diamond Rating system is the only evaluation program that covers Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. A list of Diamond Rated establishments along with Inspector Notes can be found in printed and electronic TourBook® guides and TripTik® Travel Planners, which are available at any BCAA location or on the website bcaa.com. Smartphone users can download the BCAA app for free to display CAA/AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants near their location.

About BCAA
BCAA is one of the most trusted organizations in British Columbia, serving one-in-four B.C. households. With over 790,000 Members, BCAA provides an array of award-winning home, auto and travel insurance products and services, and roadside assistance. Members can also benefit from CAA Dollar rewards, savings on BCAA insurance products and exclusive offers at Show Your Card & Save locations throughout the province. BCAA has a proud history of serving British Columbians for over 105 years, over $400 million in annual sales, 27 locations and over 800 employees. And, BCAA has been named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada by international human resource consultants Aon Hewitt five times in the past six years. To learn more about the benefits of BCAA Membership, visit www.bcaa.com. For more information on the BCAA Road Safety Foundation visit www.BCAARoadSafety.com.

SOURCE: British Columbia Automobile Association

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