Hundreds of Tennessee hotels received AAA’s new “Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping Award.” A total of 268 Tennessee hotels received the designation: the eighth-most of any state. Nashville had the seventh-most award-winning hotels compared to any other city (61).
While every hotel must meet expected standards of cleanliness and condition to qualify as AAA Inspected & Approved and receive a Diamond Rating, hotels awarded the Inspector’s Best Of Housekeeping designation significantly surpass expectations, as measured during a comprehensive, on-site inspection. All areas of the property must reflect this very high standard as AAA inspectors review for evidence of dirt, dust, pests, equipment performance and more.
“Cleanliness and physical condition are consistently among the most important components travelers consider when looking for a hotel,” said Seth Andrews, Government and Public Relations Consultant, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “This new designation identifies hotels with exceptional practices.”
A hotel’s housekeeping and maintenance attributes are among the most rigorous components analyzed during the unannounced evaluation conducted annually by AAA’s professionally trained inspectors. All AAA Inspected & Approved hotels at all Diamond Rating levels, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, may qualify for the Inspector’s Best Of Housekeeping designation.
Properties must demonstrate housekeeping excellence for two consecutive inspections and be free of AAA member complaints to meet the criteria for this award, which puts them in the top 25% of all 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels.