San Diego-based Sycuan Casino Resort announced on Aug. 15 that it had received AAA’s Four Diamond Rating. According to the press release, to be awarded a Four Diamond Rating, an establishment must be “upscale in all areas,” including accommodations, décor and furniture, restaurants, architecture and hospitality and service.

“The AAA rating system has set the standard in hospitality for several decades,” said John Dinius, general manager at Sycuan Casino Resort, via a statement. “Receiving the AAA Four Diamond Rating for our new hotel is an incredible honor and we are thrilled to be recognized for our artistic and detailed design, variety of new amenities and superior level of guest service.”

Only 6.3% of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels meet the Four Diamond standards and make the final list, as per the release.

Travel & hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at mconcepcion@sdbj.com or 858-634-4625.