Kohler Co. Properties Rank in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
The American Club in Kohler, Wis named #5 Resort in the Midwest and Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland named #19 in European Resorts
KOHLER, Wis. – October 27, 2015 – The 28th annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced and Kohler Co. is pleased to announce that its resort properties have been bestowed with high honors. The American Club in Kohler, Wis, secured #5 in the Top 10 Resorts in the Midwest and The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews, Scotland ranked #19 in the Top 30 Resorts in Europe category. Additionally, The Inn on Woodlake, the boutique hotel at Destination Kohler, ranked #14 in the Top 15 Hotels in the Midwest.
Considered one of the most trusted “Best of the Best” travel industry awards, the annual Readers’ Choice Awards saw a record 128,000 readers cast votes. The Readers’ Choice awards are judged on rooms, service, location, dining, design and activities, and value.
“To consistently be ranked in the Readers’ Choice awards is a great honor,” added Michael Belot, General Manager for Destination Kohler. “Our staff prides themselves on providing memorable experiences and we are pleased to be endorsed as a world-class destination by travel enthusiasts.”
Originally constructed in 1918 as a temporary home for immigrants who worked in the Kohler factory, The American Club was redesigned as an elegant resort hotel in 1981. It is now considered one of the finest in the country. This grand Tutor style building houses 241 elegant guest rooms, 12 dining options – including the award-winning Immigrant Restaurant – and a 21,000 square foot state-of-the-art conference facility. Recognized by the Historic Hotels of America, The American Club offers the finest modern amenities in a luxurious Old World atmosphere, and is renowned both as a romantic getaway and an upscale meeting destination.
The American Club is also the home to The Carriage House, which recently underwent an extensive three-year renovation. This 55-room annex to The American Club is situated in the same historic building as the award-winning, Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa, and guests have access to the peaceful common areas of the spa, along with numerous other first-rate amenities.
The Inn on Woodlake, part of the Destination Kohler experience, is located on the shore of picturesque Wood Lake. The serene 121-room hotel boasts boutique-style guest rooms, state-of-the-art meeting space, and warm common areas ideal for leisure and business travelers.
The Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews, Scotland, a Kohler-owned property has also received raves from voters in the Condé Nast Traveler’s survey, who ranked it 10th among all European resorts – the first time the resort has reached the top 10. The Old Course Hotel, which was acquired by Kohler Co. in 2004, overlooks the fabled 17th hole of the legendary Old Course and offers impressive views of the centuries-old university town and the rugged Scottish coastline in the distance. The Old Course Hotel is considered one of the top destinations in the world of golf, and boasts its own exceptional Kohler Waters Spa, along with numerous restaurants, pubs and extensive conference space.
The Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards rank the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts in the world according to reader polls. The results are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler.
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 Destination Kohler
The American Club, a 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 48 hotels in North America 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 48 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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