Kohler Waters Spa (#2) and The American Club hotel (#7) also recognized in reader-driven award.
KOHLER, Wis. — The Immigrant Restaurant, the Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four Diamond dining institution located at Destination Kohler, the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel, has been awarded the coveted number-one spot in USA TODAY 10Best.comReaders’ Choice Awards in the “Best Hotel Restaurant” category. Readers were asked to vote for their favorite hotel restaurant from a pool of 20 nominees chosen by a panel of relevant experts, industry awards and guest reviews.
“We are proud to be awarded “Best Hotel Restaurant” among such an esteemed group of nominees,” says Christine Loose, group director of lodging for Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate. “This award, as well as the high recognition for The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa, is a testament to our dedication to providing standout, memorable experiences and outstanding service and we are truly honored to be recognized by travelers around the country as a leader in the culinary and hospitality field.”
The crown jewel of Kohler’s celebrated culinary program, The Immigrant Restaurant is rich in character and historic elegance. The layout is designed in six spaces, representing the nationalities that populated Wisconsin in its early days (French, Dutch, German, Normandy, Danish and English), creating an intimate and romantic atmosphere, which is complemented by contemporary American cuisine and modern European influences. The seasonal and evolving menu ensures that each dish is made with the freshest and finest ingredients, and is accompanied with an extensive vintage wine and spirit list. The lauded restaurant is also a recipient ofWine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence.”
The prestigious Readers’ Choice Awards also recognized two additional Kohler Co. hospitality brands:
Kohler Waters Spa, one of only 47 Forbes Five-Star spas worldwide was ranked number two in the “Best Hotel Spa” category. The luxury spa is known for its expertise in hydrotherapy and innovative approach to water-based treatments.
The American Club, once home to European and Russian immigrants who came to work for the Kohler Co. in 1918, the world-class destination was voted number seven in the “Best Historic Hotel” category. The iconic property is one of 52 hotels in North America to be both AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star rated.
Nominees for the 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award are selected by a panel of experts, which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. Rules allowed the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day, over a four-week period.
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 Destination Kohler Herb Kohler created Kohler Co.’s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclamation of The American Club, the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Wisconsin, and then built world-renowned championship golf courses, The Straits at Whistling Straits and The River at Blackwolf Run. The resort is named one of the top three golf resorts in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of less than 50 in the world. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic country gourmet at River Wildlife. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.
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