SOLVANG The Chumash Casino Resort Hotel, the tribe’s Hotel Corque in Solvang and its Willows fine-dining restaurant have all maintained their long-standing AAA Four Diamond Award status, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians announced Friday.
“For our establishments to remain on AAA’s lists for so many years is a point of pride for our tribe,” said Kenneth Kahn, Tribal Chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. “Our longevity on these elite lists is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team members who go the extra mile to make sure our guests enjoy an elevated level of hospitality when they visit to our properties.”
The Chumash Casino Resort Hotel and Hotel Corque are two of 11 properties to be honored within Santa Barbara County, including the Angel Oak, the Santa Ynez Inn, and Summer Hill.
Using a network of professional inspectors, AAA offers a rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities.
A total of 2,400 establishments (1,718 hotels and 682 restaurants) throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean have earned the AAA Four Diamond designation in the last year, earning spots on the American Automobile Association’s lists of hotels and restaurants that achieved excellence during inspections in 2019.
This marks the 16th consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award for the Chumash Casino Resort Hotel, the 15th for Willows restaurant and the ninth for Hotel Corque.
— Christian Whittle