MIAMI, May 2, 2022 – For the 14th consecutive year, Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach has been awarded the prestigious American Automobile Association’s (AAA) Five Diamond award. The seaside resort is the only hotel in Sunny Isles and one of two hotels in Miami to earn the hospitality industry’s distinguished award for quality and service.

“We are thrilled to have been recognized as a Five Diamond Hotel for 14 years in a row,” said Deborah Yager Fleming, CEO and partner of Acqualina. “We are constantly improving our programs, décor, dining and spa offerings and user technology to deliver a luxurious experience.”

“Diamond ratings are an invaluable resource to both travelers and business owners,” said Vicky Evans, assistant vice president of travel sales development for AAA-The Auto Club Group. “Since annual inspections are unannounced, our inspectors get the truest representation of the traveler experience at each property.

To earn the AAA Five Diamond designation, hotels must pass a rigorous evaluation that includes unannounced, in-person inspections, anonymous overnight stays for hotels and a review by a panel of experts. All AAA Diamond Program hotels are re-evaluated annually to ensure they provide the best experience for travelers and diners.

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Acqualina Resort & Residences is where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach. The lush grounds feature red couches set on Seashore Paspalum grass and are dotted with signature red umbrellas. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class dining including Il Mulino New York, the alfresco Costa Grill and the new Ke-uH Japanese restaurant, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events. Acqualina Spa provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation. A family-owned and operated property, Acqualina is a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Awards for both the hotel and spa and the AAA Five Diamond Award. 

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