The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has been awarded 14 diamonds in its first hotel and restaurant evaluation by AAA: five diamonds for the resort, five diamonds for Blue by Eric Ripert and four diamonds for 7 Prime Cuts & Sunsets.
Blue by Eric Ripert is the only restaurant in the Caribbean region to have been awarded five diamonds with the closest establishments to have earned this honour being in Mexico and Bermuda.
Only three other Caribbean hotels have been awarded the prestigious Five Diamond Award: Sandy Lane in Barbados, Four Seasons Resort, Nevis and The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica.
The AAA rating is the latest in a series of media, consumer and industry awards The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has received. Conde Nast Traveler named the resort No. 2 in the Caribbean region in its reader’s choice awards, the Travel + Leisure readers’ poll named it among the World’s Best in the Caribbean and Zagats rated it as one of the top 10 resorts in the world.
‘Our ladies and gentlemen deserve the credit for creating the island’s first five diamond resort,’ said Vice President and General Manager Jean Cohen. ‘The same passion and dedication that earned them The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s highest Gallup Customer Engagement scores has let to this milestone accomplishment for the Cayman Islands.’
AAA rates nearly 60,000 restaurants and lodgings throughout all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, providing the broadest coverage of any US rating system. AAA Five Diamond Award winners comprise just 0.25 percent of the AAA Rated® properties.