The American Club Resort Hotel Rated Among Top Luxury Hotels in America


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 Resort 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,” says 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,” says 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 No. 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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