KOHLER, Wis. – February 1, 2019 – Kohler Co. is pleased to announce that The American Club has been awarded the prestigious AAA Five-Diamond designation for the 34th consecutive year. Located at the award-winning Destination Kohler in Kohler, WI, The American Club has retained the travel authority’s highest rating, which was awarded to fewer than one percent of more than 27,000 AAA inspected and approved hotels. The historic resort-hotel was one of only 121 hotels across the country to receive this accolade in 2019 as a result of its personalized service and unmatched hospitality, including luxury accommodations, extensive wellbeing offerings, elevated dining destinations and world-class golf. The brand’s newest addition to the hospitality portfolio, LODGE KOHLER (located across the street from the iconic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI) once again receives the AAA Four-Diamond designation.
“We are honored to receive these consecutive AAA Five-Diamond and AAA Four-Diamond awards for these renowned properties and dining destination,” says Christine Loose, Vice President Lodging and Wellness for Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate. “These highly regarded distinctions are a result of our dedicated staff’s unmatched service and Kohler Co’s pledge to continually exceed our standard of excellence with evolving offerings that cater to the trends and preferences of travelers.”
A historic landmark that once housed the immigrants who came to work at the Kohler factory, The American Club has progressed into a critically acclaimed travel destination with a newly established emphasis on wellbeing experiences. The AAA Five-Diamond property celebrated its 100th Anniversary last year and boasts charming, yet elegant rooms outfitted with plush furnishings and Kohler Co. kitchen and bath products; the award-winning Kohler Waters Spa, an industry leader in hydrotherapy treatments; Yoga on the Lake, a premier, holistic yoga studio featuring more than 74 dynamic classes per week; Bold Cycle, the resort’s most recent wellbeing addition – a boutique indoor spin studio that motivates cyclists to ride to the next level; 12 distinct dining establishments; and four championship golf courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, which have 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 coveted Ryder Cup.
The crown jewel of the award-winning resort’s culinary program, The Immigrant Restaurantreceives the AAA Four Diamond rating for the 31stconsecutive year. Rooted in a rich history that pays homage to the immigrants who originally populated the area and represented French, Dutch, German, Normandy, Danish and English nationalities, the esteemed restaurant features a romantic, intimate setting that’s complemented by a menu of American cuisine with modern European influences.
Also among Kohler Co.’s portfolio of AAA Diamond rated properties are LODGE KOHLER, the 144-room situated in the heart of the Green Bar Packer’s new Titletown District, and Inn on Woodlake, the 121-room boutique hotel located at Destination Kohler overlooking the serene Wood Lake. The only hotel in Green Bar area to boast the AAA Four-Diamond Distinction, LODGE KOHLER is home to elevated dining options, the award-winning Kohler Waters Spa and a plethora of curated Packers paraphernalia throughout the property. The AAA Three-Diamond Inn on Woodlake recently unveiled two and four-bedroom suites to complement the growing trend of group travelers seeking a relaxing, yet approachable lodging option.
“AAA is pleased to recognize The American Club with the Five Diamond Rating and both LODGE KOHLER and The Immigrant Restaurant with the Four Diamond Rating, meaning its unwavering attention to both service and surroundings have placed it into the upper echelon of AAA Inspected & Approved hotels,” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings. “Five Diamond properties consistently exceed expectations to provide their guests a highly personalized, memorable experience.”
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 less than 50 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.
About LODGE KOHLER
LODGE KOHLER opened in July 2018 and is located in the heart of Titletown, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The AAA Four-Diamond hotel features 144 guest rooms outfitted with custom designed KOHLER bathrooms and bedrooms. Visitors can immerse themselves in Green Bay Packers’ history through the artfully curated collection of memorabilia and Biever family historic team photographs that are displayed throughout the property. Guests can relax and indulge at Kohler Waters Spa, which features innovative hydrotherapy treatments, a coed sauna, expansive relaxation spaces, steam room, cool plunge pool and state-of-the-art Hydromassage Experience Pool – unlike any other in the country. A top-floor restaurant and bar, Taverne in the Sky, offers modern rotisserie cuisine and panoramic views of Lambeau Field, all within an upscale setting. On the main level is the indoor/outdoor Leaps & Bounds Café serving breakfast and lunch.
About AAA Inspections
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