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Written by Glenn Kass   
Monday, 06 August 2012 08:02

Davenport hotel 1 of 3 in Iowa to hold esteemed national designation

Davenport, IA – Hotel Blackhawk has received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Award ® lodging award for 2012. The historic property is one of only three in Iowa to hold the designation.

The hotel is part of a select group within North America. In 2012, just 1,491 lodgings received the AAA Four Diamond Rating out of 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated lodgings across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Lodgings at this level are refined and stylish, featuring upscale physical attributes, according to AAA. The designees typically offer an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, personal attention and guest services. The program has been in existence for 75 years.

“Four Diamond establishments consistently deliver attentive service and memorable travel experiences in comfortable, high-quality surroundings,” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Tourism Information Development. “To achieve and maintain these exceptional standards on a daily basis is a commendable achievement.”

“This AAA Four Diamond Award is a seminal moment in the re-emergence of the Hotel Blackhawk,” said General Manager Tim Heim. “To have the hip and historic experience we strive to deliver for our guests every day recognized nationally is an awesome privilege. We are proud to receive this prestigious designation.”

Hotel Blackhawk re-opened December 15th, 2010. The hotel retains its 96-year-old historic character while featuring modern conveniences throughout the 130 guestrooms and extended-stay suites, six meeting rooms and up to 300-person banquet capacity in the signature Gold Room.

Other features include wireless internet, a fitness center, business center, swimming pool, hot tub, Spa Luce (lu-CHAY), Milan Flower Shop, the Bix Bistro restaurant, the Beignet (been-YAY) Done That coffee shop and Blackhawk Bowl & Martini Lounge. The hotel is part of the Summit Hotels & Resorts group ( and the Historic Hotels of America network (

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