Feature - STARS & DIAMONDS How are hotel and restaurant ratings determined?
How are hotel and restaurant ratings determined? Who gives them? Who takes them away? How are they similar? How are they different? MOBIL awards stars; AAA awards diamonds. Both bestow ratings on a scale of 1 to 5; 5 being the highest, denoting the absolute ultimate in luxury, service, atmosphere, and price. There are many similarities in the way these organizations determine ratings, and some significant differences.