• Destination Kohler Becomes Eight-time Forbes Award Winner

     
    POSTED March 11, 2019
     

The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa at Destination Kohler have been awarded five stars for the eighth time by Forbes Travel Guide—the highest award given by the global authority in luxury leisure and travel. Located at a premier property in Kohler, Wisconsin, the historic hotel and rejuvenating spa is a model for exemplary hospitality service. Four- and Five-Star awards are earned through anonymous professional inspectors from Forbes Travel Guide who evaluate up to 900 objective criteria.

“We are steadfast in our commitment to excellence and gracious hospitality. Our associates are passionate about creating memories and special moments for our travelers," says Christine Loose, vice president–Lodging and Wellness for Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate. “We are so pleased to receive this honor from Forbes.”

Having celebrated its centennial last year, The American Club is a historical landmark. The hotel was once a dormitory for Kohler Co. immigrant workers and was transformed into a preeminent travel destination in 1981 by its Executive Chairman Herb Kohler. The elevated accommodations are outfitted with comfortable furnishings, Kohler Co. plumbing products and an old-world charm. An industry leader in hydrotherapy, Kohler Waters Spa offers year-round retreat, featuring an expansive menu of facial and body treatments. The spa’s renovations, completed last June, feature new treatment rooms, additional lounge seating in the poolside area, a bridal suite and a health-conscious café.

The resort is also home to The Immigrant Restaurant, a Forbes Four-Star dining venue. The restaurant boasts an intimate atmosphere and a menu that combines modern American cuisine with the influences of the French, Dutch, German, Normandy, Danish and English nationalities who populated the Village of Kohler in the past.

The resort also features first-rate golf and burgeoning wellness programming. Travelers love the resort’s golf courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. In 2020, Whistling Straits is set to host the prestigious Ryder Cup tournament.

Kohler Waters Spa features Yoga on the Lake, a premier yoga studio featuring 75 classes per week, Bold Cycle, a cycling studio, and Sports Core Health & Racquet Club, a private fitness club.

Lakhani Hospitality celebrated its 15th anniversary with a $10 million renovation of Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore. The family-owned company, which started in 2002 with the Holiday Inn Skokie, is now comprised of five Chicagoland hotel companies, totaling close to 1,000 guest rooms.

 

At the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, Meet Chicago Northwest, professionals gathered to celebrate Chicago Northwest tourism at the 2019 Annual Partnership Meeting. The flourishing Chicago Northwest area wasn’t the only cause for celebration.

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.