Bend, Ore. – The family-owned, Bend, Oregon-based hotelier, the Oxford Collection of hotels, has announced that after comprehensive, on-site inspections, eight of their properties have been recognized with the 2021 AAA Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping award. This award is granted to hotels throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, that receive the highest possible cleanliness and condition scores.
Housekeeping and maintenance attributes are among the most important components analyzed during the on-site evaluations conducted by AAA’s professionally trained inspectors. While every hotel must meet rigorous standards of cleanliness and condition to qualify for the AAA Diamond Program, hotels awarded with the Best of Housekeeping designation significantly surpass expectations, as measured during a comprehensive, on-site inspection. All areas of the hotel must reflect this high standard as AAA inspectors review for evidence of dirt, dust, pests, equipment performance, and more.
“The health, safety, and comfort of our guests have always been our highest priorities, and we’re honored to have earned this distinction for eight of our locations this year,” said Troy Dressen, Regional Vice President of Operations for the Oxford Collection of hotels. “We are committed to exceeding guest expectations and providing a superior travel experience. This award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our entire team and we couldn’t be prouder.”
The eight Oxford Collection properties that received this recognition include Oxford Suites Silverdale, Oxford Suites Spokane, Oxford Suites Sonoma County – Rohnert Park, Oxford Suites Redding, Oxford Suites Pismo Beach, Oxford Suites Pendleton, Oxford Suites Portland – Jantzen Beach, and Oxford Suites Bellingham. Properties must demonstrate housekeeping excellence for two consecutive inspections and be free of AAA member complaints to meet the criteria for this award, which puts them in the top 25% of all 27,000 AAA Diamond designated hotels.
“AAA has found that cleanliness and physical condition are consistently among the most important components travelers consider when looking for a hotel – and we know that will be more important than ever as travelers get back to exploring the world in a post-COVID environment,” said Scott Hamerlee, director of the AAA Diamond Program. “In addition to passing AAA’s rigorous on-site inspection, the Oxford Collection award recipients have demonstrated a tremendous commitment to keeping their properties in top condition for our members and their guests.”