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The Penrose Room

Colorado's new Diamonds

Colorado Springs restaurant The Penrose Room has become the first in the state to achieve the restaurant industry's top distinction: the AAA Five Diamond Award. Only 60 restaurants across the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean currently hold this rating.

Three Colorado hotels earned the Five Diamond rating for 2008-The Broadmoor (Colorado Springs), The Little Nell (Aspen) and The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch (Beaver Creek). Nationally, only 100 hotels achieved Five Diamond status.

This year, 31 hotels and 20 restaurants in Colorado received the Four Diamond Award. New to the Four Diamond list are the Antlers Hilton (Colorado Springs), Cheyenne Mountain Resort (Colorado Springs) and Hotel Jerome (Aspen).

For more information on AAA Diamond ratings, visit Following are Colorado's 2008 Four Diamond lodgings and restaurants.


Aspen: Hotel Jerome; St. Regis Resort Beaver Creek: Beaver Creek Lodge; Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa

Broomfield: Omni Interlocken Resort; Renaissance Boulder Suites Hotel at Flatiron

Colorado Springs: Antlers Hilton; Cheyenne Mountain Resort; Old Town Guest House

Deckers: Lost Valley Ranch

Denver: Brown Palace Hotel & Spa; Grand Hyatt Denver; Hotel Monaco; Hotel Teatro; Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center; JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek; The Westin Tabor Center Denver

Durango: Apple Orchard Inn; General Palmer Hotel

Edwards: The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera

Englewood: The Inverness Hotel & Conference Center

Glendale: Loews Denver Hotel

Keystone: Keystone Lodge & Spa

Manitou Springs: The Cliff House at Pikes Peak; Rockledge Country Inn

Steamboat Springs: Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Telluride: Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge

Vail: Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa; The Lodge at Vail; Vail Cascade Resort & Spa

Westminster: The Westin Westminster


Aspen: Montagna; Syzygy

Beaver Creek: Grouse Mountain Grill; Mirabelle at Beaver Creek

Boulder: The Flagstaff House Restaurant

Colorado Springs: Charles Court; Summit

Denver: Palace Arms; Restaurant Kevin Taylor

Durango: Chez Grand-mere

Keystone: Alpenglow Stube; Keystone Ranch Restaurant

Manitou Springs: The Cliff House Restaurant

Ouray: Tundra Restaurant

Vail: Chap's Grill & Chophouse; Sweet Basil; The Left Bank; Ludwig's Restaurant; Restaurant Kelly Liken; The Wildflower