“U.S. News & World Report only looks at a small percentage of the very top hotels, so it’s especially meaningful to be awarded this honor,” said Michael Belot, General Manager of Destination Kohler.
Kohler, Wis. (PRWEB) February 04, 2015
Using a comprehensive methodology that takes into account the opinions of both professional travel experts and hotel guests, U.S. News & World Report has once again placed The American Club hotel at Destination Kohler on its list of the top luxury hotels in America. U.S. News & World Report rankings, regarded as one of the hotel industry’s truest indicators of excellence, also named The American Club the best hotel in the state for the second year in a row.
“U.S. News & World Report only looks at a small percentage of the very top hotels, so it’s especially meaningful to be awarded this honor,” said Michael Belot, General Manager of Destination Kohler. “This is a news source that has developed a very sophisticated rating system that its readers rely on, and people look to it for unbiased ratings on everything from colleges to cars. We are exceptionally proud to be on this list again.”
Authors of the highly anticipated annual rankings list looked at more than 1,700 luxury hotels across the United States. Using their criteria, a hotel must fall at or above the 90th percentile of all the ranked hotels in the country in order to be considered among the “best” in the U.S. “We’re taking the guesswork out of finding a great hotel,” said Erin Shields, Travel Editor for U.S. News & World Report. “The Best Hotels of 2015 represent the top properties recognized by experts and travelers alike for their exemplary service, ample amenities, and comfortable accommodations.” Of the hotels reviewed for this year’s list of the best in the country, The American Club was ranked #164 and was the only hotel in Wisconsin to make the list.
U.S. News & World Report took note of the fact that both professional critics and the majority of Trip Advisor travelers gave The American Club ratings of “Excellent.” The article also mentioned that visitors “applaud” the five on-site dining options and appreciate the “wide array of treatments and services” at the Kohler Waters Spa. It touted the resort’s “enormous sports facility” and stated that families enjoyed being able to tour the Kohler Co. factory to see how faucets and fixtures are made. It also said guests had “high praise for the Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run golf courses, saying their beauty rivals the rugged courses of Scotland.”
Kohler Co., most notable for its artistic and innovative kitchen and plumbing products, has a rich history of creating high-end products and experiences. Since forming the Hospitality & Real Estate Group in 1981, Kohler Co. has continued the tradition of offering the most luxurious and personalized experiences at both Kohler-owned properties in Wisconsin and St Andrews. Both properties, known for their high-level customer service and impeccable attention to detail, are recognized internationally for their championship golf courses. The American Club Resort is home to public courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, which have collectively hosted the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, 2004 and 2010 PGA Championships, 2007 U.S. Senior Open and are the future locations for the 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup. The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa overlooks the world’s most famous golf course, The Old Course, and also offers golf at the only healthland course in the area – The Duke’s. The resort has served as host hotel for both the 2010 British Open and the annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and will serve as host hotel for the 2015 British Open. In addition, these two resorts offer unparalleled experiences at Kohler Waters Spas, highly acclaimed for their innovative water-based therapies.
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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 The American Club resort
The American Club resort, 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 44 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 41 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.