Five Years of Five Diamonds for Charleston Hotel Wentworth Mansion®

November 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
CHARLESTON, S.C.—Make it five in a row for the Wentworth Mansion®. The luxurious historic Charleston hotel scored its fifth diamond from AAA’s prestigious Diamond Rating System for the fifth consecutive year.

The only hotel in downtown Charleston to earn the honor, the 21-room Wentworth Mansion® is in the company of 99 other properties who received the ranking, just 0.27 percent of the 60,000 Diamond Rated® lodgings and restaurants throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

The AAA Diamond Rating System is the only ratings system that covers all of North America and one of only two that conduct physical, on-site evaluations. To determine the list, a professionally-trained evaluator inspects each property, rating it on items such as amenities, housekeeping, customer service and ambiance. AAA has been publishing its hotel rankings since 1977.

“We are so excited and honored to be included on the list for a fifth year,” says Richard Widman, general partner of Wentworth Mansion® and president of its management company, Charming Inns®. “We always enjoy providing our guests with the ultimate experience in luxury, and being rewarded for our team’s hard work is simply icing on the cake.”

“Five Diamond establishments reflect the characteristics of ultimate luxury and sophistication,” says Michael Petrone, director of AAA Tourism Information Development. “The physical attributes of these properties are extraordinary in every manner, and personalized services for guests consistently exceed expectations of even the most refined traveler.”

Located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, S.C., the Wentworth Mansion® is a 21-room, AAA Five Diamond luxury hotel that offers guests a taste of Southern hospitality in an intimate setting. Elegant rooms and expansive suites feature gas-lit fireplaces with their original marble mantels, king-size sleigh beds with European linens, inlaid design floors, whirlpool tubs and double, glass-walled walk-in showers. Guests can relax at the Spa at the Wentworth Mansion®, a full-service on-site day spa, enjoy a 360- degree view of the city from the hotel's rooftop cupola or dine on sophisticated Southern cuisine with a twist at Circa 1886, the AAA Four Diamond restaurant located on the hotel grounds. For more information about the Wentworth Mansion®, please call 1-888-466-1886 or visit

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