Kohler Co. to Renovate The American Club Parking Structure and Lot in 2018

KOHLER, Wis. – December 5, 2016 – Thirteen months from now, Kohler Co. will begin the renewal of its underground and above ground parking structure that serves the American Club resort hotel. It was built 35 years ago and enables the five-star, five-diamond hotel to shelter clientele while removing parked vehicles from the landscape.

The hotel and restaurants in the building will be closed during the month of January 2018, but then will begin to reopen Fridays and Saturdays in February and March; with all operations reopened by mid-year ’18.

“Our temporary closing will enable us to work on the renovation project without impacting guests and, when we are far enough along in the process, we will reopen restaurants to their regular hours and about two-thirds of our hotel rooms until the project is complete. We are excited to elevate our lodge offering in such a major way for our guests,” said Christine Loose, Group Director of Lodging for Kohler Co.

During the resurrection of the parking structure, the 55-room annex to The American Club called the Carriage House will remain open as will River Wildlife, Riverbend, Cucina, Craverie, Kohler Waters Spa and the golf course restaurants at Destination Kohler. 

Kohler’s Inn on Woodlake currently is undergoing an expansion that will be completed in December 2017.  It will add a combination of 4-bedroom and 2-bedroom units along with additional single rooms. Each multi-bedroom unit will have a common living room and space where guests can enjoy each other’s company after a day of activities.

In Green Bay Wisconsin, 60 miles to the north, Kohler Co. will be completing in July 2017, a new four-diamond hotel concept called Lodge Kohler. Adjacent to Lambeau Field, it is an informal partnership with the Green Bay Packers.

This carefully planned cycle of renewal is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to enhance the overall experience for guests of its hospitality business.

About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
Kohler Co. is known for its long history of cutting-edge kitchen and bath, engines and generator products. But in 1981, Herb Kohler transformed a workers’ dormitory called The American Club on the headquarters property into a world-class resort hotel. It was later joined in 2004 by The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews, Scotland. Both properties, known for their high-level customer service and impeccable attention to detail, are recognized internationally for their hosting of golf’s Major championships. Destination Kohler is home to two public venues Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, which have collectively hosted the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships and will host the 2020 Ryder Cup. The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa stands within 10 feet along the fairway of the 17th hole, the Road Hole, golf’s most famous hole on its most famous course. It also offers golf at the Duke’s, a special heathland course in the Kingdom of Fife. The resort has served as host-hotel for both the 2010 and 2015 Open Championship and the annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Both resorts have a Kohler Waters Spa, which are acclaimed for their innovative water-based therapies.

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.

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