SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

July 10, 2012 17:20 ET

Winning AAA's Four-Diamond Award Is a Grand Affair

Grand Dining Room Earns Top Honors for Hospitality and Service

POINT CLEAR, AL--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - Apologies to Ms. Monroe, but diamonds are a hotel's best friend -- especially when they come in a set of four from the American Automobile Association (AAA). The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa is proud to announce that its Grand Dining Room restaurant is the recipient of a 2012 AAA Four-Diamond Award.

Announced in May 2012, the AAA's Four- and Five-Diamond awards are based on hotels' and restaurants' cleanliness, comfort, security, and available services and amenities. Only 3.8% of the 31,000 qualifying establishments earned a Four-Diamond award, including the exceptional Grand Dining Room. This year, 1,491 hotels throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean made AAA's list of Four Diamond award recipients, 190 of which were new recipients.

Featuring an upscale, casual dining environment, The Grand Dining Room -- a favorite among restaurants in Fairhope, AL -- boasts bold wines, fresh seafood, local produce, and hand-picked ingredients from the Chef's Garden. It's one of seven on-site dining choices at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, offering a variety of dining experiences for everything from breakfast to a late-night snack.

Guests of the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa are invited to experience a stunning beach resort in Point Clear, Alabama. Offering a dramatic departure from standard Gulf Coast beach hotels, this grand beach resort boasts two challenging golf courses as part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, as well as a luxurious 20,000-square-foot European-style spa, 10 tennis courts, a fabulous array of exceptional dining options and a sizeable marina for sailboats, yachts and fishing boats.

Overlooking scenic Mobile Bay, this hotel is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America and boasts 37,000 square feet of elegant meeting and event space. Outstanding among hotels on the Gulf Coast, the Marriott has been recognized by Southern Living, Successful Meetings Magazine, Meetings Media, Conde Nast Magazine as a Top 125 Golf Resort, Top 500 hotels in the World by Travel & Leisure, and now, an AAA Four-Diamond restaurant. The hotel's Gulf Coast location makes it the perfect location for anything from weekend getaways to corporate retreats.

To book a stay or make reservations at one of the award-winning resort's restaurants, guests are invited to visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ptlal-grand-hotel-marriott-resort-golf-club-and-spa/ or contact the hotel directly at 1-251-928-9201.

About the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

A family friendly hotel and resort near Fairhope, Alabama, the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa is nestled on 550 secluded acres overlooking Mobile Bay. Featuring several of the most popular restaurants in Fairhope, AL, this stunning property is a also member of Historic Hotels of America and its two 18-hole golf courses are part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. It features a 20,000-square-foot European Spa, plus 371 rooms and 34 suites on three floors. For Gulf Coast meetings, the resort features 24 meeting rooms with a total of more than 35,000 square feet of meeting space.

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