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Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel Receives AAA Four Diamond Rating

Less than four percent of more than 58,000 AAA Approved hotels and restaurants receive this rating

ROSEMONT, IL. November 9, 2017 — Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Rating. This achievement ranks the hotel as premier establishment by professional inspectors, the hospitality industry and over 57 million AAA/CAA members.

Hotels at this level are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high-quality surroundings, according to AAA. They typically offer an extensive array of amenities and guest services.

Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel is part of a select group of establishments within North America. Currently, just 1,544 hotels and 689 restaurants hold the AAA Four Diamond Rating.

“As First Hospitality Group is committed to providing memorable and engaging experiences to every guest, we are honored that our Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel has been recognized with AAA Four Diamond Rating.” said Robert Habeeb, FHG president and CEO. “We are proud of our staff’s hard work and dedication that has allowed us to earn this prestigious rating and look forward to continuing to offer personalized experiences and quality service to our guests.”

“This rating acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our staff,” said Jeffrey Hassan, general manager, Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel. “We are committed to exceeding guest expectations and providing a premier travel experience.”

“AAA is pleased to recognize Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel as a Four Diamond hotel,” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings. “To maintain the exceptional standards required for this rating on a daily basis is an outstanding achievement. AAA Four Diamond establishments are attentive to guests needs and consistently deliver memorable travel and dining experiences.”
The hotel is owned by First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG), a nationally recognized hotel management company based in Chicago. The interior design is inspired by the city, including references to Jeep, the glass culture and MAS*H.

First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG) was recognized as #1 in Travel in Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers 2017 and received a #19 ranking out of 250. For more information about FHG, visit www.fhginc.com or follow them on Facebook at @FHGinc and Twitter at @FHGroup_Inc.

About First Hospitality Group, Inc.

First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG) is a leading hotel management, acquisition and development company with more than 30 years of award-winning experience. FHG’s unique people-driven professional culture fosters a team of highly skilled and motivated hospitality experts who consistently deliver outstanding property level performance, as well as memorable and engaging guest experiences. Headquartered in Chicago, FHG’s portfolio features 19 brands and 46 properties throughout the Midwest. Having been recognized in 2016 as #1 in Travel in Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers 2016, #28 overall, and #3 amongst all of America’s best travel companies, FHG moved up to a #19 ranking out of the 250 best midsize employers in the country in 2017 and #1 in the Travel category for the second year in a row. FHG is one of only 25 companies to ever place on the Forbes list two consecutive years. For more information, visit www.fhginc.com.

About AAA Inspections

For 79 years AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property inspections. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA trip planning products: the AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the desktop and mobile versions of the TripTik® Travel Planner online mapping and routing tool, searchable Travel Guides on AAA.com and AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA/CAA offices. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 54 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

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