The American Club Receives AAA’s Five Diamond Rating

Less than one percent of nearly 28,000 hotels reviewed receive this prized distinction

KOHLER, Wis. – February 16, 2016 – The American Club resort-hotel has been awarded the coveted AAA Five Diamond designation for 2016. This is the 31st time that the resort has attained this prestigious rating, and it is the only property in the State of Wisconsin to achieve it.

The American Club is part of a select group representing the upper echelon of the hospitality industry in North America. Currently, just 118 hotels hold the AAA Five Diamond Rating. Hotels at this level employ experienced, highly qualified staff to provide the custom service that luxury hotel guests expect.  These establishments deliver unmatched guest comfort with luxurious accommodations, extraordinary facilities and many personalized amenities.

“We are honored to receive the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award designation,” said Michael Belot, General Manager of Destination Kohler. “This award reflects the commitment of our staff and management to provide every guest with exceptional hospitality on a consistent basis – which we are proud to have done for more than three decades.”

“A big part of becoming a Five Diamond establishment is consistently exceeding expectations of even the most discriminating traveler — the AAA inspector. Five Diamond properties deliver a highly personalized, memorable experience, and we are pleased to recognize The American Club with the Five Diamond Rating,” said Nick Jarmusz, director of public affairs for AAA Wisconsin.

In addition to the Five Diamond lodging accommodations, The American Club is also home to the Immigrant Restaurant & Winery Bar, which has also received a Four Diamond designation from AAA. Restaurants at this level, of which there are only two other in Wisconsin, offer a distinctive fine-dining experience and attentive service with menu offerings that are typically distinguished by highly creative chefs using top-quality ingredients. The Immigrant Restaurant & Winery Bar, 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 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, Kohler Co. 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 Kohler Interiors brands including 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 and services, 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 three PGA Championships, the U.S. Senior Open, two U.S. Women’s Opens and is home to the upcoming 2020 Ryder Cup.

About AAA Inspections
For 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile® app, the online  TripTik® Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online Travel Guides and AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA/CAA offices.

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 8.8 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois, Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 53 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.

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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