The American Club Resort Earns Top Spot on U.S. News & World Report’s List of the Best Hotels in Wisconsin

Reviews applaud resort for its memorable championship golf courses, Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa and delicious culinary experiences

KOHLER, Wis. – January 30, 2013 – Kohler Co. is pleased to share The American Club resort has received the distinguished recognition of the 2013 Best Hotel in Wisconsin by the revered news outlet, U.S. News & World Report. The resort, known for its world-class championship golf courses and industry leading Kohler Waters Spa, is one of only 36 hotels in the world that boast both Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond designations.

The American Club resort was awarded the top spot out of 658 Wisconsin hotels based on an evaluation of travel experts, ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. Additionally, for the first time in the three-year history of the travel rankings, The American Club resort’s high score made the exclusive U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best Hotels in the USA.

“Being ranked in the U.S. News & World Report’s travel rankings is a true honor for The American Club resort,” said Debbie Taylor, Kohler Hospitality & Real Estate Group President. “We are pleased to occupy the top spot in Wisconsin and represent the State on the list of Best Hotels in the USA. It is a true testament to our dedicated associates who continuously deliver Five-Star hospitality.”

U.S. News & World Report’s review shares that guests of The American Club resort praise Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run golf courses, saying “their beauty rivals the rugged courses of Scotland.” Visitors also applaud The Wisconsin Room restaurant for its brunch and the Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa for its wide array of luxurious and rejuvenating services.

To create this year's rankings, U.S. News & World Report factored in the prominence of industry awards a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests. In total, 1,639 U.S. luxury hotels and 273 Caribbean hotels were analyzed for the 2013 rankings. Only a fraction of these scored high enough to be named Best Hotels by U.S. News.

“This is our third year ranking hotels, and the bar continues to climb for luxury properties,” said Chad Smolinski, Vice President of Rankings and Reviews at U.S. News & World Report. “Desirable amenities and hotel loyalty programs will no longer suffice. People are seeking hotels that go above and beyond to give their guests an unforgettable experience. Hotels that consistently meet the high expectations of experts and travelers are recognized in our rankings.”

Kohler Co., most notable for its artistic and innovative kitchen and plumbing products, has a rich history of creating high-end products and experiences. Since forming the Hospitality & Real Estate Group in 1981, Kohler Co. has continued the tradition of offering the most luxurious and personalized experiences at both Kohler owned properties at The American Club resort in Kohler, Wisconsin and The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews. Both properties, known for their high-level customer service and impeccable attention to detail, are recognized internationally for their Championship golf courses.

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About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club resort, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Kohler Co. also operates The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, a AA Five Red Star property. The Hotel stands astride the 17th hole of the Old Course and the North Sea. Just behind the 18th hole, Kohler Co. is renovating what will be known as Hamilton Grand, 26 of the world’s most extraordinary apartments.

About The American Club resort
The American Club resort is in a select group being one of only 36 hotels worldwide to be rated both Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond, while the Kohler Waters Spa is one of just 31 spas worldwide to earn the Five-Star – both firsts in the State of Wisconsin. Additionally, it was named No. 3 Golf Resort in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. In addition, Kohler has hosted the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run, as well as the 2004 and 2010 PGA Championships and 2007 U.S. Senior Open at Whistling Straits. Kohler will also play host to the 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. The resort features 11 dining establishments from the Forbes Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic Italian at Cucina. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wis., one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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