Destination Kohler Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as One of the Top 15 Wellness Retreats in the World

Leading travel publication acknowledges five-star resort-hotel’s elevated approach to wellness based on data from the 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards

KOHLER, Wis. — January 12, 2017Destination Kohler, the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel, and its dynamic and all-encompassing wellness program has been identified by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best wellness retreats in the world. Using data from the publication’s coveted 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, the acknowledgment highlights the property’s renowned Kohler Waters Spa, one of only 47 Forbes Five-Star spas in the world and industry leader in hydrotherapy treatments, and championship golf courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run.

“We are thrilled and honored to be included in Condé Nast Traveler’s recent feature of leading wellness retreats, alongside such a renowned group of properties around the world,” says Garrett Mersberger, Director Kohler Waters Spas. “Wellness is a key brand pillar at the resort and this recognition demonstrates our continued commitment to providing guests with curated experiences that cater to their wellbeing.”

In addition to the award-winning spa and celebrated golf courses, the resort’s dedication to wellness is reflected within a variety of its other offerings, including:

  • Yoga on the Lake, the holistic and premium yoga studio, overlooking the picturesque Wood Lake, offers more than 30 classes per week, such as Soul Sculpt, Vinyasa and Gentle Yoga.
  • River Wildlife, a 500-acre wilderness preserve on-property, which offers a secluded sanctuary for adventure-seekers to explore the scenic Wisconsin views and partake in a selection of outdoor activities, including hiking, horseback riding, fishing and trapshooting.
  • Sports Core, an exercise studio with up to 15 group classes daily, including aquatic fitness, cardio, Pilates and TRX.
  • 12 dining establishments where guests can enjoy the resort’s varied, award-winning culinary program, which includes nutritious menu options ranging from vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian.


To further enrich guests’ wellness experiences in 2017, the resort will partner with West Coast celebrity yogi, Patrick Beach, for an inspiring, three-day yoga event (April 7-9). Intended for all levels, the cutting-edge workshop will be comprised of four sessions that encourage yogis to move beyond critical posture alignment, to an introspective, holistic experience that opens chakras and cultivates awareness; bookings available, here. The initiative is part of an ever-evolving yoga program at the resort whereby highly-regarded yoga instructors host empowering “takeover” workshops; last year, Sadie Nardini, Kristin McGee, Faith Hunter and Claire Mark challenged guests with their unique teaching techniques.

For more information on Destination Kohler’s wellness offerings or reservations, please call 800-344-2838 or visit Stay up to date on resort news and happenings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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
Herb Kohler created Kohler Co.’s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclamation of The American Club, the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Wisconsin, and then built world-renowned championship golf courses, The Straits at Whistling Straits and The River at Blackwolf Run. The resort is named one of the top three golf resorts in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of less than 50 in the world. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic country gourmet at River Wildlife. 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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