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

Chicago, IL, August 30, 2017 – Hotel EMC2, Chicago, received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Rating. This is the first time Hotel EMC2 has attained this celebrated rating. 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.

Hotel EMC2 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.

“This rating acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our staff,” said Christine Wechter, General Manager of Hotel EMC2. “We are honored to be recognized as a AAA Four Diamond hotel. At Hotel EMC2 we are committed to exceeding guest expectations and providing a premier travel experience.”

“AAA is pleased to recognize Hotel EMC2 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.”

Celebrating the convergence of art and science through its design, cuisine and guest experience, Hotel EMC2, of Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, is “exactly like nothing else.” The downtown Chicago property, a vision and passion of Scott Greenberg, President and CEO of SMASHotels, embraces art and science throughout the entire 21-story, 195-room property, beginning with the words of legendary Reniassance man Leonardo da Vinci, “Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses – learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else,” that greet guests upon arrival. The hotel is also home to the 120-seat contemporary American restaurant, the Albert, a nod to the extraordinary scientist, which features seasonal, globally inspired dishes from acclaimed Executive Chef Brandon Brumback.

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.

 About Hotel EMC2

Hotel EMC2 boasts 195 beautifully designed rooms and almost 2,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. A hotel that embodies imagination, inspiration and innovation, it captures the creative spirit: the essential, energetic ingredient that has led to the scientific understanding of the universe and that acts as the bedrock to artistic expression. Hotel EMC2 strives to activate the mind through modern, upscale amenities, a restorative yet stimulating atmosphere and sumptuous, seasonal cuisine to enrich the soul, allowing guests to feel right at home. This one-of-a-kind, boutique hotel is situated in the heart of the famed Magnificent Mile Shopping District within the vibrant Streeterville neighborhood and is pedestrian-friendly to Chicago’s greatest attractions, shopping and dining. A luxurious urban refuge, Hotel EMC2 is dedicated to providing an artistic and creative experience, where we lodge those that carry a pencil, a paintbrush or a dream. Hotel EMC2 is managed by SMASHotels, an award-winning hospitality management company that also manages three other properties in Chicago. For more information on SMASHotels, please visit www.smashotels.com.


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