For the 30th Year, American Club is Given AAA Five-Diamond Award

The Midwest’s only recipient of Association’s top honor for three straight decades

KOHLER, Wis. – January 19, 2015The American Club has once again been awarded the American Automobile Association’s highest honor, its famous Five-Diamond rating, a distinction described as signifying “the ultimate in luxury and sophistication.” This is the 30th consecutive year The American Club has received AAA’s premier prize, and it remains the only resort-hotel in the Midwest to receive the accolade.

The American Club is one of two resorts in the Kohler Co. Global Hospitality Group, and it provides guests with a well-rounded selection of world-renowned championship golf courses, outstanding spa experiences and myriad superb dining options. The Immigrant Restaurant, located within The American Club and known for its intimate setting and creative use of locally grown ingredients, was granted the Association’s prestigious Four Diamond Award.

“We aspire to provide every guest with an outstanding, memorable experience,” said Michael Belot, General Manager of Destination Kohler. “To do that day in and day out since 1985 is a real accomplishment, and we are very proud to have maintained such a consistently high level of service for so long.”

The American Club was initially built in 1918 as a dorm for immigrants who had come to work at the Kohler factory across the street. On an imaginative leap of faith, the Kohler Company set out to transform the red-brick Tutor property into a luxurious resort hotel in 1981, and today it is recognized as one of the most premier resort destinations in the country. Offering elegant rooms outfitted with the finest KOHLER plumbing products, along with tile and furnishings from the Kohler-owned companies of Ann Sacks, McGuire and Baker, The American Club maintains what AAA recognized as “impeccable standards of excellence.”

In addition to myriad dining options and sophisticated conference facility, the resort also boasts the luxurious Kohler Waters Spa. This soothing sanctuary offers an extensive menu of unique treatments that make use of the company’s state-of-the-art plumbing technologies, as well as a relaxation pool and glass-enclosed rooftop deck. In addition, The American Club is renowned for its award-winning championship golf courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, which have hosted two PGA Championships, the U.S. Senior Open, two U.S. Women’s Opens and is home to the upcoming 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup.

The Immigrant Restaurant was also highly regarded by AAA and secured a Four-Diamond rating, a distinction awarded to only 2.5 percent of the nearly 30,000 AAA-approved restaurants. The American Club’s flagship restaurant, The Immigrant Restaurant, is renowned for its modern cuisine and the unique intimacy provided by its six small dining rooms, each one decorated in the distinctive style of the first Europeans to settle Wisconsin: French, Dutch, German, Normandy, Danish and English.

The AAA Diamond ratings started in 1937 as a way to provide accurate travel information to members; today it rates more properties than any other ratings entity. Each year, AAA sends professionally trained inspectors out to conduct unscheduled evaluations and anonymously assess over 59,000 properties. Those properties awarded Five-Diamonds represent less than half of one percent of all hotels visited by these inspectors; an elite club with fewer than 200 members throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The American Club is one of only 2 establishments that has maintained its Five-Diamond rating for 30 years or more.

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