KOHLER, Wis. — February 15, 2019 — U.S. News & World Report – the global authority in rankings and consumer advice – announced its ninth annual Best Hotels award, which acknowledged three Kohler Co. properties. The Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond American Club at Destination Kohler, retained the coveted number one spot within the Best Hotels in Wisconsin and was awarded number 41 (jumping from number 48) in the Best Hotels in the USA category. A new addition to the Best Hotels in Wisconsin list, AAA-Four Diamond LODGE KOHLER, earned the number 12 spot, while the AAA Three-Diamond Inn on Woodlake came in at number 14. The results are a combination of data taken from industry expert evaluations and traveler-focused reviews and insight, which assess the overall guest experience and amenities offered.
“We are honored that our three Wisconsin properties have been so highly recognized by one of the industry’s most renowned travel resources,” says Christine Loose, Vice President Lodging and Wellness for Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate. “These esteemed distinctions reinforce the continued commitment our team has to providing guests with gracious hospitality and unprecedented amenities.”
The historic American Club – which once housed immigrant factory workers employed by Kohler Co.– offers travellers unmatched experiences. The property celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2018, and features world-class accommodations outfitted with elegant furnishings and innovative Kohler Co. plumbing products. Known for its four Championship golf courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, the courses hosted three PGA Championships, the U.S. Senior Open and two U.S. Women's Opens. In 2020, Whistling Straits will become the first public course since 1991 to host the esteemed Ryder Cup.
Destination Kohler continues to grow its wellness offerings with the award-winning Kohler Waters Spa, an industry leader in hydrotherapy treatments; Yoga on the Lake, a premier, holistic yoga studio featuring 75 dynamic classes per week; Bold Cycle, a boutique, community-driven spin studio that motivates cyclists to ride to the next level; and Sports Core Health & Racquet Club, a hub for unique fitness classes and tennis instruction with certified leaders.
LODGE KOHLER, which opened in July 2017, is situated across the street from the renowned Lambeau Field in the heart of Green Bay’s new Titletown District. The 144-room property is the area’s first AAA Four-Diamond hotel and boasts elevated dining options, including Taverne in the Sky, a panoramic restaurant and bar that specializes in modern rotisserie cuisine and overlooks the famous stadium; the innovative Kohler Waters Spa, which features a state-of-the-art Hydromassage Pool; and a plethora of curated Packers paraphernalia throughout the property.
Inn on Woodlake, the 138-room hotel located at Destination Kohler overlooks the serene Wood Lake and boasts boutique-style guest rooms. The recent addition of 10 multibedroom suites provides guests with a spacious, thoughtfully designed lodging option that complements the growing trend of group travelers seeking a relaxing and social space.
About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.
About Destination Kohler
Herb Kohler created Kohler Co.’s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclamation of The American Club, the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Wisconsin, and then built world-renowned championship golf courses, The Straits at Whistling Straits and The River at Blackwolf Run. The resort is named one of the top three golf resorts in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 60 in the world. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic country gourmet at River Wildlife. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.