Kohler Co. Properties Rank Among the World’s Best Accommodations

Both The American Club and Old Course Hotel place on annual list of Travel + Leisure 500 World’s Best Hotels

KOHLER, Wis. – January 9, 2014 – Readers of Travel + Leisure have once again voted to include both The American Club resort in Kohler, Wis. and Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St. Andrews, Scotland on the celebrated annual list of the best luxury hotels in the world. Both hotels are part of Kohler Co.’s Global Hospitality & Real Estate portfolio, and they are joined on the list by the most prestigious and well-known luxury resorts in the world.

“For both of these properties to be recognized by the readers of Travel + Leisure as among the finest in the world is very rewarding for all of us,” said Michael Belot, general manager of Destination Kohler. “There are many people who work very hard to ensure that every guest’s stay is special and enjoyable, and this honor belongs to them.”

The lodgings on the 2014 list run the gamut from a 10th century Tuscan estate to luxury tents on a Botswana game preserve. It is a compilation of extraordinary venues that will entice everyone from savvy explorers seeking new haunts to armchair travelers looking to be transported by their imaginations. Travel + Leisure describes The American Club as “the Midwest’s most luxe resort and spa,” and encourages visitors to take advantage of the free factory tour offered at the plant across the road from the hotel.

Impressed by the “spacious rooms and top-notch spa,” readers selected the Kohler-owned Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa as another of the Top 500 Hotels in the world. Travel + Leisure noted that the hotel is the only one on the “revered 600-year-old Old Course at St Andrews,” and that “golf fanatics” should book one of the many guest rooms that face the course.

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 in Wisconsin and St Andrews. Both properties, known for their high-level customer service and impeccable attention to detail, are recognized internationally for their championship golf courses. The American Club Resort is home to public courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, which have collectively hosted the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, 2004 and 2010 PGA Championships, 2007 U.S. Senior Open and are the future locations for the 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup. The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa overlooks the world’s most famous golf course, The Old Course, and also offers golf at the only healthland course in the area – The Duke’s. The resort has served as host hotel for both the 2010 Open Championship and the annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. In addition, these two resorts offer unparalleled experiences at Kohler Waters Spas, highly acclaimed for their innovative water-based therapies.

This is the ninth year Travel + Leisure has invited its readers to weigh in on their favorite places to stay around the world. Readers partake in a survey which asks them to use a scale from one to five to rate hotels on five characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value. For the 2014 list, readers awarded The American Club resort a score of 87.59 points out of a possible 100, and The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa bested its score from last year with a rating of 87.60.

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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 57 hotels in North American 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 38 spas worldwide to hold this distinction. The resort features 12 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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