ISPA Board of Directors Elects Kohler Co. Director of Wellness Garrett Mersberger as Chairman

KOHLER, Wis. - January 29, 2018 - The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced the election of Garrett Mersberger, director of wellness and Kohler Waters Spas at Kohler Co., as chairman of the ISPA Board of Directors.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Chairman of the ISPA Board of Directors,” said Mersberger. “I am grateful for the confidence the board has shown in me and am privileged to serve our members in a greater capacity.”

Mersberger has been in the hospitality industry for more than 18 years. Working for both Kohler Co. and ClubCorp, Mersberger has managed multiple businesses and gained extensive knowledge in the health, wellness and private club sectors of the industry.

As Director of Kohler Waters Spas, Mersberger oversees Kohler Co. wellness offerings and the four Kohler Waters Spa locations: Kohler Waters Spa at The American Club in Kohler, Wis.; Kohler Waters Spa at Burr Ridge in Burr Ridge, Ill.; Kohler Waters Spa at LODGE KOHLER in Green Bay, Wis.; and the Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Golf Resort and Spa in St. Andrews, Scotland. The Kohler Waters Spa portfolio is known for its innovative water services and Five-Star customer service worldwide. Most notably the Kohler Waters Spa at The American Club is one of only 56 Forbes Five-Star spas in the world. Mersberger is currently managing the expansion of the Kohler Waters Spa at The American Club in Kohler on the heels of opening the business’s fourth location last July at LODGE KOHLER in Green Bay.

Mersberger was elected to the ISPA Board of Directors in February 2016 serving as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board. Previous ISPA Chairman Todd Shaw accepted the position of National Manager - Country Club for Technogym, creating a change in his ISPA membership category from a spa to a resource partner. With this change, per the association’s bylaws, he will no longer able to serve as chairman.

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. In July 2017, Kohler Co. opened its newest property, LODE KOHLER - a luxury hotel in the new Titletown District in Green Bay, Wis. located across the street from the historic Lambeau Field - features 134 guest rooms and 10 suites, Taverne in the Sky and Leaps & Bounds Café Restaurants and Kohler Waters Spa. The hotel destination, which earned the coveted AAA Four-Diamond rating upon opening - also features The Huddle Gift Shop, indoor family pool with swimming lanes, enhanced fitness center, 24-hour business center, complimentary Wi-Fi, full-service concierge and complimentary valet service and shuttle transportation.

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 56 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.
 
About ISPA
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