Early last week, AAA announced new rankings for the coveted 5th diamond earning, adding only six hotels to it’s portfolio. Wilson is proud to have designed one of those six properties! The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is nestled in a Saguaro Cactus forest in Marana, Arizona, and exudes a warm, rustic luxury. The resort also boasts a fabulous art collection that perfectly incapsulates the spirit of the region.RitzDoveMountain_2_Solo

Since opening in 2009, the resort has flourished, earning many awards including the Legacy of Design Award through ASID and a certificate of excellence on Trip Advisor. AAA’s Director of Inspections and Diamond Ratings, Michael Petrone, said the prestigious Five Diamond Award is reserved for a handful of hotels delivering truly unique experiences and embracing the evolution of technology.

“At the Five Diamond level, we’re seeing hotels using new technology to expand the scope and depth of the traditional hallmarks of ultra-luxury accommodations: indulgent pampering and highly personalized service,” said Petrone in a statement. “For example, using virtual touch points such as text messaging, social media and apps, hotels reach out to guests before, during and after their stay.”

Only 62 hotels across the country and caribbean have received a Five Diamond rating. Wilson Associates is proud to have designed 7 out of those 62 properties, listed below.


The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Marana, Arizona


Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, California

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The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (F&B), Naples, Florida


Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort, Bluffton, South Carolina


Montage Deer Valley, Deer Valley, Utah

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Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico.

For a full list of Five Diamond Hotels, click here.