Kohler Co. Hires Michael Belot as General Manager of Destination Kohler

KOHLER, Wis. – March 19, 2013 – Kohler Co. is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Belot as General Manager of Destination Kohler.

His responsibilities include lodging oversight of The American Club resort hotel (one of 45 five star and five diamond hotels in the world), the Inn on Woodlake (a three diamond hotel), and Riverbend (a private membership club) plus River Wildlife (a hunting/fishing club and one of the best of country gourmet dining experiences), Kohler Water Spas, Sports Core and all retail/commercial development. He will also lend his advice on the 2015 PGA Championship.

Mr. Belot comes to the Kohler Co. from the PGA of America where he most recently was Director of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club in Chicago, which was arguably the most successful tournament in the history of golf. He has been with the PGA since 2001 and was Tournament Director for the PGA Championships of 2006 and 2009. In addition, Mr. Belot served as a Consultant for Super Bowls XLV and XLVI and was pre-game talent producer for the recent Super Bowl XLVII.

He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas Opus College in St. Paul, MN and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN.

A native of Kohler, Wisconsin, Mr. Belot will bring his leadership skills along with his wife Katie and their family back home to Kohler, Wisconsin.

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 The American Club resort
The American Club resort, a 2013 Forbes Five-Star Recipient and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel was named #3 Golf Resort in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. The resort is one of only 45 hotels with both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond distinction. Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin is the first and only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 35 spas worldwide to hold this distinction. 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, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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