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Grand Palladium listed at 5 red apples now

Sebewaing, Michigan
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382 posts
79 reviews
Grand Palladium listed at 5 red apples now

I was surprised to see Grand Palladium Col/Kan, which was 5 golden apples a few weeks ago when I booked our trip, listed as 5 red apples on the Apple Vacations site. Does anyone know what prompts this change? Is it common for properties' ratings to change?

Youngstown, Ohio
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1,229 posts
15 reviews
1. Re: Grand Palladium listed at 5 red apples now

"Apple vacations uses a rating system based upon apples. The minimum Apple rating is a 2 red apple and the highest rating is a 6 golden apple.

Red apples are the rating designated by Apple vacations to indicate quality of the hotel. Ratings are given based upon a multitude of factors: hotel services offered, quality of the beach, quality of the food, room quality, etc.

Golden apples are ratings given by you, the travelers. When Apple vacationers provides Apple with many excellent reviews about a hotel, the hotel is then given a golden preferred status. This is to help you know what travelers just like yourself are saying about the resorts.

Just because a hotel does not have a golden rating does not mean it is a bad hotel. Some resorts have not been open long enough to have earned a golden rating. The ratings are also periodically reviewed and changed to meet the current opinions of travelers and to reflect any changes a resort may have recently gone through. This is the reason a resort may have been a golden rating when you went there and now it is a red apple, or vice versa."

by Emily Kupersmith on Dec 17, 2009 |

2. Re: Grand Palladium listed at 5 red apples now

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