Turning Stone employees join Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter in celebrating Turning Stone Resort Casino’s 2013 AAA Four Diamond awards for The Lodge, Wildflowers Restaurant, and the Tower Hotel. (Courtesy Oneida Indian Nation)

Turning Stone's Trifecta: Only NY Resort With 3 AAA Four Diamond Venues

ICTMN Staff
4/28/13

For the eighth consecutive year, The Lodge at Turning Stone has achieved the AAA Four Diamond rating, while the Tower Hotel and Wildflowers Restaurant each received their seventh consecutive Four Diamond rating.

Turning Stone holds the distinction as the only resort in New York State with three AAA Four Diamond venues on a single campus, and Wildflowers is the only AAA Four Diamond restaurant in Central New York.

Wally Smith, Vice President of AAA Western and Central New York and Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative display Turning Stone Resort Casino’s 2013 AAA Four Diamond awards for The Lodge, Wildflowers Restaurant, and the Tower Hotel. (Courtesy Oneida Indian Nation)AAA is extremely selective, only awarding the highest quality businesses with such an honor. Four Diamond establishments represent less than 4 percent of the current 59,000 AAA Diamond Rated establishments throughout North America and the Caribbean. AAA’s Diamond Rating System is the only ratings system that covers all of North America and uses professionally-trained inspectors to evaluate each property using guidelines made available to all establishments. AAA evaluates more properties than any other rating entity.

“We are delighted that AAA has, once again, awarded these honors to Turning Stone Resort Casino," said Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. "Winning these awards is a testament to the quality of our employees. The Oneida Nation’s continued investment in making Turning Stone a unique world-class resort is carried out every day as our team members provide the highest level of guest service. On behalf of our 4,500 employees, I would like to thank AAA for these awards.”

Wally Smith, vice president of AAA Western and Central New York, applauded the venues' superior oferrings.  “What these three properties have accomplished is nothing short of extraordinary," Smith said. "Their first-class attention to detail, luxurious amenities and exceptional guest experiences put them in the upper echelon of New York’s hospitality industry.”

The Lodge at Turning Stone Resort Casino is an elegant all-suite hotel secluded among more than 1,200 acres of pristine wooded hills and rolling valleys. Dedicated to pampering its guests, the Lodge's impeccable service is also evident at the 65-seat Wildflowers Restaurant at the Lodge, which provides a memorable dining adventure with well-orchestrated meals. The 19-story magnificent hotel Tower Hotel at Turning Stone—the tallest building between Albany and Syracuse—features spacious guest rooms and elegant suites with panoramic views.

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