The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has reached apex status, having achieved elite standing as a AAA Five Diamond designated property less than a year after its epic multi-million dollar restoration. With this, the resort becomes one of just three hotels in North America to make the list in 2022, and one of only two in the Central Florida area ever included.

“We are immensely honored and proud for The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes to be recognized as a Five Diamond designated hotel by AAA,” said area general manager, Jon McGavin, in a press statement. “This is the first time in the property’s near 20-year history that our hotel has achieved this top distinction and it is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our Ladies and Gentlemen. We look forward to many more years to come of serving the community at the highest hospitality standards.”

The distinction for The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes comes after a massive multimillion-dollar renovation that didn’t miss a spot throughout the hotel. The project included enhancements to the hotel’s 582 guestrooms and suites, where every interior detail has been updated, seven restaurants, common areas and The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, as well as a new Solaire pool and brand new, private poolside cabanas.

“AAA is pleased to recognize The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes with the Five Diamond designation, meaning its unwavering attention to both service and surroundings has placed it into the upper echelon of AAA’s Diamond Program,” said Stacey Barber, executive director, AAA Travel Information & Content. “To maintain the exceptional standards required for this designation on a daily basis is an outstanding achievement. Five Diamond hotels and restaurants consistently exceed expectations to provide their guests a highly personalized, memorable experience.”

Grande Lakes is located 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport, five minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and minutes from the major theme parks.

For more information, visit ritzcarlton.com.