Mersberger Elected to 2016 International Spa Association Board of Directors and Officers

Kohler Waters Spas Director elected to well-respected group of leaders aimed at growing and enhancing the spa and wellness industry

KOHLER, Wis. – February 2, 2016 – Kohler Co. is proud to share that Garrett Mersberger, Director-Kohler Waters Spas & Development, was recently elected to the 2016 International SPA Association Board of Directors and Officers. Mersberger currently oversees Kohler Waters Spas at Destination Kohler (Kohler, Wis.), Burr Ridge Ill., and at the Old Course Golf Resort & Spa (St Andrews, Scotland), and is intimately involved in the development of future Kohler Waters Spas.

“I am honored to join this group of respected industry leaders,” said Mersberger. “I’m looking forward to offering insight from the resort and destination spa business, as well as strategizing with colleagues on how to further grow the spa and wellness industry, ensuring a positive impact on the health of others.”

Since 1991, the International SPA Association has been recognized worldwide as the professional organization and voice of the spa industry, representing health and wellness facilities and providers in more than 70 countries. Mersberger and two others will join the board of 18 and serve on the board for a 3-year term. Each person was selected from a highly-qualified pool of candidates following an extensive nomination and interview process.

“ISPA is fortunate to have a diverse group of dedicated leaders, who are working together to advance the spa industry and support ISPA members around the world,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees.

Mersberger has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 15 years. Working for both Kohler Co. and ClubCorp, Mersberger has managed multiple businesses and gained extensive knowledge in health, wellness and private club sectors of the industry.

The Forbes Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa is an industry-leader in water-based therapeutic and experiential treatments – launching a new signature hydrotherapy service each year – and a core part of the wellness offering at Kohler Co. The flagship location in Kohler, Wis., is part of Destination Kohler, which offers a variety of health and wellness experiences for active travelers. Guests can enjoy the spa, golf lessons at Kohler Golf Academy, classes and training at the Sports Core Health & Racquet Club, classes at Yoga on the Lake, outdoor adventures at River Wildlife and health-conscious menu options at all of the 12 dining establishments on property.

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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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