The Grand Del Mar earns a trio of Forbes Five-Star designations, AAA Five Diamond Award

On the heels of its five-year anniversary, The Grand Del Mar has once again achieved a trio of Five-Star awards from Forbes Travel Guide for Lodging, The Spa at The Grand Del Mar and for Addison, the resort’s signature restaurant.

Among an elite group of high-end resorts and hotels, The Grand Del Mar is the only hotel in San Diego, and one of just six hotels in the country to receive three Five-Star designations from Forbes in 2013. The others include Montage Laguna Beach, Calif.; The Broadmoor, Colo.; Mandarin Oriental, Miami; The Cloister, Georgia; and the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. Additionally, The Grand Del Mar is the only hotel in San Diego to ever achieve Five-Star status.

This marks the second year that The Grand Del Mar has attained Five-Stars for Lodging; the third year that The Spa at The Grand Del Mar – a 21,000 square foot, Renaissance-inspired resort showpiece – has received Five-Stars; and the fifth year that its acclaimed signature dining venue, Addison, has earned the highly sought after designation. There are presently 58 hotels, 23 spas and 28 restaurants in the U.S. with Five-Star ratings.

Adding to its growing award line-up, the resort retained its AAA Five Diamond rating for the fourth straight year, while Addison earned the AAA Five Diamond distinction for the fifth consecutive year. The resort celebrated its five-year anniversary in October 2012, and over a short time span has earned dozens of awards – but the trio of Forbes Five-Star accolades and the AAA Five Diamond status represent the pinnacle of its success.

“Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond rankings set the industry standard,

and earning them year after year firmly establishes us as a top world-class destination,” said Tom Voss, president of The Grand Del Mar.

“We are immensely proud to achieve these designations and credit much of our success to our extraordinarily gracious and hardworking staff, who take true pleasure in providing top-notch service.” Formerly known as Mobil Travel Guide, Forbes Travel Guide has set the gold standard for the hospitality industry since 1958, providing objective, disciplined ratings for hotels, restaurants and spas.

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