Forbes Travel Guide, the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas, has announced its 2021 Star Awards. The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa at Destination Kohler earned its highest distinction, the Five-Star rating. Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, and The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa are the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list. Properties were inspected prior to the pandemic and when regional restrictions allowed for the safe return of guests.
Boasting elevated accommodations and rooms outfitted with the finest Kohler plumbing products, the iconic American Club was once home to immigrants who came to work at the Kohler factory and was transformed into a world-class travel destination in 1981. The historic property also encompasses an expansive wellness program featuring Yoga on the Lake, Bold Cycle and Sports Core Health & Racquet Club; 15 distinct dining establishments; and championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, which collectively have hosted three PGA Championships, the U.S. Senior Open, two U.S. Women’s Opens, and will host the upcoming 2021 Ryder Cup.
An industry leader in hydrotherapy, Kohler Waters Spa continues to be recognized as the only Forbes Five-Star rated spa in Wisconsin. The spa leverages Kohler Co.’s innovative showering products and deep understanding of the power of water to offer its guests transformative, custom wellness experiences. The Kohler Waters Spa brand’s reputation for standout service has allowed it to expand to five locations globally.
The resort’s elegant dining establishment, the Immigrant Restaurant, was also recognized by Forbes Travel guide with its Four-Star rating, an honor reserved for only a small selection of dining establishments. Rich in character and historic elegance, the restaurant’s intimate setting represents the nationalities of the immigrants who settled in the Village of Kohler in its early days (French, Dutch, German, Norman, Danish and English). The contemporary American cuisine with modern European influences is complemented by standout service and an intimate, romantic atmosphere.