QUEBEC CITY, March 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - With 66 Four and Five Diamond
restaurants and hotels, Quebec is home to one-quarter of all
establishments in these categories in Canada: 2014's crop is highly
impressive, capped by the addition of two new Five Diamond restaurants,
La Tanière and Le Patriarche.
Four Diamonds: new blood
Quebec now has 38 hotels with the Four Diamond rating, including a new
one, Le Saint-Martin Hôtel Particulier, located in Montreal. In the restaurant category, two new partners have
joined the ranks of a select group that includes 23 establishments: Le Cheval de Jade and sEb l'artisan culinaire, both in Mont-Tremblant.
This annual honour, awarded by the Canadian and American Automobile
Associations (CAA/AAA), recognizes the outstanding work of master
restaurateurs and hoteliers, based on the most stringent criteria.
"Scoring a Four Diamond rating is a feat in itself," says Richard
Lachance, President and Chief Executive Officer of CAA-Quebec.
"Maintaining it over the years, as is the case for many of the
entrepreneurs honoured, is even more meaningful. It is an achievement
that demands a tireless effort to meet the highest standards and excel
in an ever-evolving world."
Five Diamonds: Quebec shines!
The induction of two celebrated Quebec City restaurants, La Tanière and Le Patriarche, into the Five Diamond club is a noteworthy event. Only
183 establishments of the 59,000 that participate in the program can
display this highest honour—in a territory that includes Canada, the
United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. This reality demonstrates the
very special value of achievements such as these.
"In 2014, only 14 new hotels and restaurants earned the Five Diamond
rating," Mr. Lachance notes. "That two new Quebec restaurants have
taken this ultimate step is quite exceptional. At this stage of their
development, they must offer a superior product as well as wowing their
Along with Le Patriarche and La Tanière, Initiale in Quebec City and Le Baccara in Gatineau are among the Five Diamond-rated restaurants. The Ritz-Carlton in Montreal is the only hotel with a Five Diamond rating in Quebec.
Where to find them
In addition to the On the Road section of CAA-Quebec's website, One to Five Diamond hotels and restaurants in Quebec are listed in the
Atlantic Provinces and Quebec TourBook, free for CAA-Quebec members.
CAA-Quebec, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1904, provides
automotive, travel, residential and financial services and privileges
to its 1,260,000 members.
For further information:
Assistant Director, Research and Public Affairs
418 624-2424, ext. 2418
Cell.: 418 580-1633