La Reserve Named Only AAA Four Diamond Award Winner for 2002

Omni Houston Hotel`s La Reserve has been awarded AAA`s Four Diamond Award for 2002, an honor the restaurant has carried for more than a decade. The restaurant sits at the top of fine dining options in Houston being the only four-diamond restaurant in a city where no five-diamond restaurants exist. In addition, the Omni Houston Hotel is currently the only five-diamond hotel that houses a four-diamond restaurant.

The announcement was made at ceremonies at the Houstonian this month. General Manager, George Cozonis, accepted on behalf of the Omni Houston Hotel. “We are deeply honored that La Réserve has been singled out by AAA as the very best restaurant in Houston,” said Cozonis. “This complements the Omni Houston Hotel`s rating by AAA as a five-diamond hotel, one of only a handful in the entire country to have received this designation for nineteen consecutive years. Our guests, as well as the local community, expect the finest in dining from us and we are committed to delivering exactly that”.

Four-diamond award winners are chosen based on their success in providing a luxurious and socially refined experience in addition to consistent fine dining. Menus typically reflect a high degree of creativity, featuring elaborate presentations of market-driven or traditional dishes. In order to be considered, a cultured, professional and highly proficient staff must consistently demonstrate a profound desire to meet or exceed guest expectations.

As North America`s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides its` more than 43-million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.

The Omni Houston Hotel is the top rated hotel in Houston and the recipient of a number of prestigious awards. It completed a multi-million dollar renovation of its rooms, corridors and public spaces in 1999. The hotel offers 378 fully appointed rooms and is located in a 25-acre park-like setting. The hotel`s famed La Reserve restaurant is considered one of the preeminent fine dining establishments in the country and is the recipient of 16 Mobil Travel Guide Four Star Awards, AAA`s Four Diamond Award, top ratings in multiple categories in the ZAGAT Houston Restaurant Survey, DiRona Award and Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator. Located at Four Riverway, the hotel is just minutes from The Galleria shopping complex and Houston`s downtown entertainment and theater districts. For information, call 713/871-8181.