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Salish earns highest AAA rating

For the 13th consecutive year the Salish Lodge and Spa, and for the 12th consecutive year the Salish Lodge's dining room, have earned a prestigious American Automobile Association (AAA) Four Diamond Award, AAA announced last week.

The Salish Lodge and Spa and its dining room are part of a select group of Four Diamond winners. Only 2.84 percent of the estimated 30,000 AAA-rated lodgings and 3.87 percent of the estimated 14,000 restaurants are awarded Four Diamond designations each year.

The Four Diamond symbol will be included on the Salish Lodge and Spa and its dining room's listing in the "2003 AAA Washington/Oregon TourBook" guide. AAA's nearly 46 million members depend upon guides to assist them with their travel-related decisions. An establishment's diamond rating is often the deciding factor when members choose a lodging or restaurant.

More than 60 AAA/Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) inspectors visit nearly 70,000 lodgings, campgrounds, restaurants and attractions each year throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Inspectors conduct unannounced evaluations of lodgings and restaurants, scrutinizing such areas as cleanliness, ambiance, amenities and service.

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