Tulalip Bay Restauramts awarded AAA Four Diamond Distinction

AAA Diamond Rating Process Reviews More Restaurants Than Any Other Entity in North America

 Press Release, Lisa Severn, Food & Beverage Director, Tulalip Resort Casino

Tulalip, Washington – Tulalip Bay Restaurant at the Tulalip Resort Casino has been honored with the prestigious Four Diamond Restaurant Award from AAA. For the 2012 Diamond Ratings, 31,000 establishments qualified. However, only 3.8 percent of those hotels and restaurants earned this distinction.  Dining venues at these rating levels offer an extensive array of amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.

When reviewing each property, the AAA team looks for all the accoutrements of a fine-dining venue. Tulalip Bay offers an environment of rich wood paneling, plush seating, a Chihuly chandelier,  award winning wine list, exhibition kitchen, and table-side service. They also judge on menu creativity and found an array of fresh seafood, local produce and prime meat selections. As a Four Diamond restaurant, Tulalip Bay’s highly attentive, dedicated service staff cater to dining guests every need. Sommelier Tommy Thompson is always available to assist with wine selections and share his vast enological knowledge.

“We are honored to receive this award and to share it with the community and our guests.  The Resort is committed to offering an exemplary balance of unparalleled service, luxury and value representative of the AAA Four Diamond rating,” said Severn.

The AAA’s professionally trained inspectors use published guidelines to conduct unannounced property evaluations. AAA grades more properties than any other rating entity and is the only system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It is one of only two that conduct physical, on-site evaluations, assigning AAA/CAA approved lodgings and restaurants one to five AAA diamonds. Travelers can access information about AAA inspections and diamond ratings at AAA.com/Diamonds  or AAA TourBook® guides are available at AAA and CAA offices across the continent.

About Tulalip Resort Casino

Award winning Tulalip Resort Casino is the most distinctive gaming, dining, meeting, entertainment and shopping destination in Washington State. The AAA Four Diamond resort’s world class amenities have ensured its place on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold and Traveler Top 100 Resorts lists, as well as Preferred Hotel & Resorts membership. The property includes 192,000 square feet of gaming excitement; a luxury hotel featuring 370 guest rooms and suites; 30,000 square feet of premier meeting, convention and wedding space; the full-service T Spa; and 6 dining venues, including the AAA Four Diamond Tulalip Bay Restaurant.  It also showcases the intimate Canoes Cabaret; a 3,000-seat amphitheater. Near by, find the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, Cabela’s; and Seattle Premium Outlets, featuring more than 110 name brand retail discount shops. The Resort Casino is conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. just off Interstate-5 at exit 200. It is an enterprise of the Tulalip Tribes. For reservations please call (866) 716-7162.