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The American Club Resort And Kohler Waters Spa Earn Revered Forbes Five-Star Award For Second Consecutive Year

Kohler Co.
is honored to announce The American Club hotel and Kohler Waters Spa are again recipients of the revered 2013 Forbes Five-Star Award – one of the most highly sought after awards in the hospitality industry worldwide – with the resort’s fine dining establishment, The Immigrant Restaurant, gaining recognition with the 2013 Four-Star Award. This is Forbes Travel Guide’s 55th annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments.

This is the second consecutive year The American Club resort and Kohler Waters Spa have earned the organization’s highest rating that recognizes superior service and guest satisfaction. The American Club hotel is one of only 76 hotels worldwide with this distinction, while the Kohler Waters Spa is one of only 35 spas worldwide. The fine dining offering, The Immigrant Restaurant, has received the Forbes Four-Star Award for an impressive five straight years.

“It is an honor to receive the Forbes Five-Star award again and to be among an elite group of hotels and spas,” said Debbie Taylor, Kohler Co. Group President-Hospitality & Real Estate. “Our staff’s devotion to providing an outstanding, memorable and personalized experience for each guest is the reason we continue to achieve recognition throughout the industry. Along with our AA Five Red Star property – The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews, Scotland – Kohler Co.’s global hospitality portfolio offers the finest resort, golf and spa accommodations in the world.”

The Forbes Travel Guide annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality. Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas,” said Michael Cascone, president and COO of Forbes Travel Guide. “By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities.”

The American Club historic hotel originally served as a dormitory for European immigrant factory workers for Kohler Co. in the early 1900s. In 1981, Kohler Co. refurbished and reopened it as a luxurious hotel in the heart of the Midwest. Recently renovated guest rooms in the hotel’s main building are richly appointed with soothing water experiences by KOHLER plumbing products, fine Egyptian bedding, artistic tile from Ann Sacks and select furnishings from Baker and McGuire. Today, the building is recognized by the Historic Hotels of America and pays homage to its historic beginnings with photos and memorabilia throughout the resort.

The Kohler Waters Spa opened at the resort in 2000 and quickly secured itself as a leader in the spa industry. Specializing in restoring and replenishing the body, Kohler Waters Spa focuses on treatments that emphasize the therapeutic benefits of water. The spa is especially known for its innovative bathing and water services and has the advantage of providing an experience with the newest and best KOHLER plumbing products. Kohler Waters Spa is consistently ranked in the Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas by Conde Nast Traveler. Based in Kohler, Wisconsin, the spa has two additional locations in Burr Ridge, Illinois, and St Andrews, Scotland.

In addition to The American Club Resort’s resumé of awards and honors, the resort is also known for award-winning Championship golf courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, which have hosted two PGA Championships, the U.S. Senior Open, two U.S. Women’s Opens and is the future home to the 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup. The elegant accommodations, inspired dining, impeccable service, award-winning golf, unparalleled spa services and resort amenities make it a truly unique – if not outrageous – experience.

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The Forbes Five-Star list has defined the industry’s highest standard of excellence in hospitality for more than 50 years. As the originators of the prestigious star rating system, Forbes Travel Guide provides one of the most comprehensive evaluation systems of hotels, restaurants and spas in the world, with ratings based on objective evaluations of more than 500 attributes. The full list of 2013 award winners can be found on, the online home of Forbes Travel Guide.
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