The American Automobile Association awarded the prestigious Five-Diamond Award for 2017 to Orchids at Palm Court, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza’s fine-dining restaurant. This is the third consecutive year the restaurant has received this rating.

“We are thrilled to be one of just 63 restaurants in the U.S. to receive a Five-Diamond rating again in 2017, especially as the only restaurant in Ohio to secure this honor,” says Matthew Coffey, general manager, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. “Todd Kelly, executive chef and food and beverage director, and his team use the AAA Five-Diamond Award as a strategic benchmark for service, which makes the accomplishment that much more rewarding.”

Chef Kelly adds, “I am very proud of our staff. This continues to be one of our key objectives as our entire team strives to exceed our customer’s expectations.”

AAA and its team of designated field inspectors evaluate thousands of lodging & dining establishments each year and assign an overall rating of one to five diamonds. Five-Diamond establishments are renowned for world-class experiences with cutting edge menus and unique food preparation by a highly acclaimed chef with a maître d’ leading an unobtrusive expert service staff. Only 0.3 percent of the 31,000 restaurants receive Five-Diamond. The rating will be indicated with the hotel and restaurant’s listings in the 2017—2018 AAA TourBook—a series of travel information guides published for AAA’s more than 57 million members.

Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

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