The Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island has been honored with the celebrated AAA Five Diamond Award® designation for 2012, the travel authority’s highest rating for hotels and restaurants. A new addition to the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Lodging list, the Ocean House is the only Five Diamond rated hotel in Rhode Island. To celebrate, the resort is launching a signature “AAA Five Diamond” package, inviting travelers to experience first-hand why the Ocean House has achieved membership in this elite group.

The Ocean House is part of a select group representing the upper echelon of the hospitality industry. For 2012, only 126 lodgings and 53 restaurants received the Five Diamond Rating. These notable establishments account for just 0.3 percent of the total 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated lodgings and restaurants across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Lodgings at this level deliver unmatched guest comfort with luxurious accommodations, extraordinary facilities and many personalized amenities, according to AAA. An expert service staff provides a meticulous, individualized experience, consistently exceeding expectations of even the most discriminating guests.

“We are thrilled to receive the Five Diamond Award from AAA,” said Daniel Hostettler, the President and Managing Director of Ocean House Management, LLC. “This is one of the most prestigious awards that any hotel can receive, and we are honored to be in the company of so many other distinguished properties. We also thank each member of the Ocean House team who have worked tirelessly in our first year and a half of operations to deliver this exceptional level of service to our guests ”

“AAA is pleased to recognize the Ocean House as an exemplary member of the travel industry,” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Tourism Information Development. “The ability to provide the highest level of hospitality in luxurious surroundings is what the Five Diamond Rating is all about. To achieve and maintain superior standards including personalized services for every guest on a daily basis is a remarkable accomplishment.”

In honor of this achievement, the Ocean House announces the “AAA Five Diamond” package. Available February 1 through April 15, 2012, luxury-seekers can reserve a Deluxe or Terrace Room to receive 20% savings. Deal includes: • Spacious accommodations with unrivaled Deluxe or Terrace Water Views • Complimentary seasonal afternoon refreshments served in Seasons Lounge

Rate starts at $292 per night, for a Deluxe room, based on double occupancy. Subject to availability and blackout dates apply. Tax, gratuities and resort fee excluded. Two night minimum stay over weekend dates (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). No minimum over weekdays (Monday – Thursday). Book by visiting or call 401-584-7000.