Posted on | June 7, 2010 | No Comments
If you’re an event planner who’s looking for top-rated venues in or near Pittsburgh where you can host your special guests, you might consider the ones below. On the 2010 AAA (American Automobile Association) list of highly-coveted Four and Five Diamond Award recipients, many of these venues are repeat winners. The AAA rating system is the only one covering all of North America and one of only two based on onsite inspections.
1150 Small Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
This is the fifth consecutive year that this Pittsburgh-based restaurant, located in the city’s popular downtown Strip District, received the AAA Four Diamond Award award. It offers contemporary American cuisine.
1114 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Atop Mt. Washington with expansive views of the downtown Pittsburgh skyline and its three rivers, the LeMont celebrated 50 years in business in 2010 along with 14 consecutive years as a AAA Four Diamond Award recipient. Steak Diane is its signature dish.
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
107 Six Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
In the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, the Renaissance is the only lodging property currently rated Four Diamond. It’s the hotel’s eighth such rating. The hotel is just across the Roberto Clemente Bridge from Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball franchise, and not far from PNC Park where the Pittsburgh Steelers play. It is also in the vacinity of Mellon Area and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
1000 Glendorn Drive
Bradford PA 16701
On a secluded estate, this resort offers a variety of accommodations with an amazing 41 wood burning fireplaces — each suite or cabin has a least one — plus an award-winning culinary team. This is Glendorn’s 14th AAA Four Diamond Rating. The property also offers fly-fishing on three miles of privately managed trout streams.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
1001 Lafayette Drive
Farmington, PA 15437
Nemcolin is the only resort in Pennsylvania that has received four AAA Diamond Awards in 2010, including two Five Diamond Awards for its Falling Rock facility (4th consecutive Five Diamond) and for its Lautrec restaurant and two Four Diamond Awards for the resort itself (7th consecutive Four Diamond) and for its Aqueous restaurant. Nemacolin includes an acclaimed spa, two champoinship golf courses, an outdoor sporting facility spread over 140 acres with an off-road driving academy, an equestrian center, petting zoo, and more.
Only 1,267 hotels and 749 restaurants received the AAA Four Diamond designation for 2010. An even more prestigeous club, just .28 percent of 31,000 lodgings and 27,000 restaurants are Five Diamond rated. Contact AAA for detailed lists and for more information.
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