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The Penrose Room
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 www.aaa.com/diamonds. 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 WildflowerEnCompass