Kohler Co. Elects Current President and Chief Executive Officer David Kohler as Chair and Chief Executive Officer
KOHLER, Wis. – September 12, 2022 – The Kohler Co. Board of Directors has elected President and Chief Executive Officer David Kohler to the additional role of Chair of the Board, following the passing of Executive Chairman Herbert V. Kohler, Jr. on Sept. 3 at age 83. The Board of Directors had previously undertaken a comprehensive succession planning process to ensure an orderly transition of leadership to guide the global, privately held organization.
Herbert V. Kohler, Jr. (1939-2022)
KOHLER, Wis. – September 4, 2022 – Dynamic leader and Kohler Co. Executive Chairman Herbert Vollrath Kohler, Jr. passed away on September 3, 2022, in Kohler, Wisconsin. He was 83. His bold ideas and hands-on leadership transformed the plumbing products manufacturer founded by his grandfather into a global and diverse family of businesses synonymous with unmatched quality, creativity, and bold innovation. He literally put his beloved home state of Wisconsin on the map as a global golf destination culminating with the Ryder Cup in 2021.
New Event! Libations of Spring Features Craft Beer, Cocktails and Cuisine With Series of Themed Tastings, Seminars and Dinner at Destination Kohler
KOHLER, Wis. — February 27, 2018 — A celebration of craft beer, cocktails and cuisine – Libations of Spring at Destination Kohler – offers an impressive line-up of craft libations accompanied by delicious dishes on April 13-14, 2018. Destination Kohler chefs and industrywide drink specialists will guide guests through a two-day adventure of beer and spirits tastings and seminars.
Destination Kohler Opens The Baths of Blackwolf Run
KOHLER, Wis. – Destination Kohler–one of the world’s foremost golf resorts and home to four Pete Dye championship courses–unveils The Baths of Blackwolf Run, the resort’s unique and entertaining 10-hole, par-3 course.
Destination Kohler Announces Spring Openings at The Shops at Woodlake
KOHLER, Wisconsin – April 16, 2021 – Destination Kohler is proud to announce two new openings at The Shops at Woodlake this spring: Awakening inside Woodlake Market, and Kohler Chocolates. Both venues will open in early May 2021, and will expand the brand’s artisanal offerings in the Shops at Woodlake.
Destination Kohler Introduces Three Curated Journey Packages, Welcoming the Growing Number of Travelers’ Prioritizing their Well-being
Kohler, Wis. – Monday, July 2, 2018 – Kohler Co. is pleased to announce the launch of three new well-being experiences curated exclusively for guests of Destination Kohler, the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel. The three distinctly different journeys – Destress, Healthy Lifestyle and Mindfulness – have been designed to help nurture guests in pursuit of total well-being, and include luxury accommodations outfitted with the finest KOHLER plumbing products, transformative spa services, nutrient-dense meals, fitness and wellness programming, and unmatched in-room amenities.
Destination Kohler Announces Launch of Ticket Sales and Headlining Talent for Annual Kohler Food & Wine, October 17-20
KOHLER, Wis. – August 8, 2019 – Destination Kohler announced today the headlining talent for one of the most anticipated culinary events in the Midwest – the 19th annual Kohler Food & Wine. As of today, guests can book tickets for the annual fest, which kicks off Thursday, October 17 with the Prevea Kohler Chef’s Challenge and extends throughout the weekend with educational sessions, tastings, luncheons and evening soirées. Guests have the opportunity to interact with and learn from top culinary talents and premium wine purveyors across the country.
Kohler Food & Wine Announces its Distinguished Chef Line-Up; Tickets Now on Sale
KOHLER, Wis. – August 2, 2018 – Celebrity chefs and epicurean enthusiasts will come together at the 18th Annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience at Destination Kohler on October 18-21. The Midwest’s premiere immersive culinary experience will feature dynamic seminars, signature festivities and a brand-new “Spirits District” that engages libation and wine experts from around the world in interactive sampling sessions. The festival program schedule and tickets are now available at www.KohlerFoodandWine.com.
Village of Kohler Fourth of July Celebration Events at Ravine Park Cancelled
KOHLER, Wis. – May 22, 2020 – Prioritizing the health and safety of guests and the community, Destination Kohler and the Village of Kohler have made the difficult decision to cancel all Fourth of July Celebration events scheduled at Ravine Park as a precaution related to people gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forbes Travel Guide Awards the American Club and Kohler Waters Spa with Five Stars, its Highest Distinction
KOHLER, Wis. – February 12, 2020 – For the ninth consecutive year, Kohler Co. is pleased to announce The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa at Destination Kohler have retained its Five-Star ratings from Forbes Travel Guide – the global and independent authority in luxury, travel and leisure. Forbes’ 62nd annual list of Star Rating winners recognizes the world’s finest hospitality entities and is earned through anonymous inspections from the highly qualified Forbes Travel Guide team, who meticulously evaluate up to 900 objective criteria, emphasizing service.
Kohler Swing Studio & Golf Shop Announces Topgolf Swing Suite Bays as Part of Expansion
KOHLER, Wis. – November 26, 2019 – The Kohler Swing Studio & Golf Shop, located in the Shops at Woodlake Kohler, today announced the anticipated opening of two Topgolf Swing Suite bays along with expanded food & beverage options. The expansion is set to open on December 2 and will bring an all-new challenge to those seeking interactive social experiences, fun late-night entertainment options and unique league play.
Kohler Waters Spa Lincoln Park to Open on October 11
KOHLER, Wis. – September 19, 2019 – Kohler Co. announces the opening of the first Kohler Waters Spa in the city of Chicago – and fifth location overall – on October 11, 2019. Starting now, guests can book services at www.KohlerWatersSpaLincolnPark.com, enjoying location-specific treatments along with the brand’s signature hydrotherapy offerings. The 20,000-square-foot restorative destination will encompass state-of-the-art, water-led amenities – not found anywhere else in the city – and a full-service salon.
Sports Core Health and Racquet Club Offers Fitness Experiences with Rock Steady Boxing Designed to Aid Patients with Parkinson’s
KOHLER, Wis. – September 12, 2019 – Sports Core Health and Racquet Club, a longstanding fitness facility and wellness resource serving the Sheboygan County community, is adding Rock Steady to its offering – a specialty boxing program designed to enhance and improve quality of life for people who are battling Parkinson’s disease. The classes are inspired by the training professional boxers receive and are tailored to each guest.
Destination Kohler Expands Yoga Practice with Connection to Nature
KOHLER, Wis. – June 25, 2019 – Destination Kohler announces the opening of a new outdoor yoga platform located near Blackwolf Run golf course. Guests are able to enjoy a high-quality experience from Kohler’s 200-500 ERYT certified yoga instructors from Yoga on the Lake in a natural setting, complete with tree canopies, birds chirping and a calming breeze. Now open, the outdoor platform allows guests to take a break from their hectic schedules and enjoy the sounds of nature while practicing yoga.
Kohler Waters Spa Announces Design Details for Lincoln Park Location Ahead of August 2019 Opening
KOHLER, Wis. – June 4, 2019 – Kohler Co. unveils details surrounding the design of its Kohler Waters Spa location in Chicago at Lincoln Common, a new crossroads development in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. A leader in hydrotherapy, Kohler’s 20,000-square-foot urban spa will encourage guests to reconnect with the environment and their surroundings through design that is inspired by water and elements of the Windy City.
Kohler Waters Spa Launches Innovative 2019-2020 Menu of Services, Influenced by Global Wellness Trends
KOHLER, Wis. – April 25, 2019 – Kohler Waters Spa – the industry leader in hydrotherapy and one of 64 Forbes Five-Star spas in the world – debuts its annual 2019-2020 Menu of Services on May 1, 2019. Under the leadership of Garrett Mersberger, Director of wellness and Kohler Waters Spa at Kohler Co. and Chairman of the Board, International Spa Association, many of the new 17 result-orientated offerings reflect global spa and wellness trends, including: CBD-infused and holistic treatment methods; heightened personalization; a focus on mindfulness and meditation; and an increased use of technology.
Destination Kohler Announces Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run Course Openings and Stay-and-Play Packages
KOHLER, Wis. – April 22, 2018 – Destination Kohler – Wisconsin’s golf leader and home to four internationally acclaimed Pete Dye-designed courses across Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run – announces the openings of the Straits Course at Whistling Straits and River Course at Blackwolf Run on Friday, April 26. The Irish Course at Whistling Straits and Meadow Valleys Course at Blackwolf Run opened April 17.
Fun, Fresh and Healthy – Press + Chill Creates a Nourishing Community and Dining Experience
KOHLER, Wis. – April 11, 2019 – Kohler Co. is pleased to announce today the highly anticipated juicery, Press + Chill, opening this May at the Shops at Woodlake at Destination Kohler. Nourishing the mind, body and spirit, the new business offers a fresh and healthy dining option in an approachable and community-driven space overlooking the serene Wood Lake.
Destination Kohler Announces Straits Chapel on Lake Michigan Shore
KOHLER, Wis. – April 8, 2019 – Destination Kohler is pleased to announce the development of Straits Chapel, three miles south of Whistling Straits Golf Course, one of America’s top public courses designed by the legendary Pete Dye, and home to the 2020 Ryder Cup.
KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Rings in Spring with New Collection
KOHLER, Wis. – March 27, 2019 – KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates launches its new Spring Collection, featuring citrus and fruity flavors wrapped in a dual-layered shell. The beautifully handcrafted collection is not only visually appealing with colorful spring green, pink and orange hues, but also bursts with flavor.
Destination Kohler Introduces Red Fox – A Cabin on the River
KOHLER, Wis. – February 25, 2019 – Destination Kohler is pleased to introduce Red Fox, a private three-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin located on the outskirts of Kohler, Wisconsin just minutes from the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel. The quiet retreat is nestled on the edge of the Village of Kohler on several acres of natural wilderness along the scenic Sheboygan River and across from the Kohler Stables, a private training and breeding facility.
The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa Receive Coveted Forbes Five-Star Designation for Eighth Consecutive Year
KOHLER, Wis. – February 21, 2019 – Kohler Co. is pleased to announce that The American Cluband Kohler Waters Spa at Destination Kohler have been awarded five stars for the eighth consecutive year by Forbes Travel Guide – the highest honor given by the global authority in luxury travel and leisure. Located at the premier property in Kohler, Wisconsin, the historic hotel and rejuvenating spa exemplify the rating system’s gold standard in the hospitality industry, which help discerning travelers select the world’s best hotel, restaurant and spa experiences. Four- and Five-Star award designations are earned through anonymous professional inspectors from Forbes Travel Guide who evaluate up to 900 objective criteria.
The American Club Named Top Property in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels in Wisconsin List
KOHLER, Wis. — February 15, 2019 — U.S. News & World Report – the global authority in rankings and consumer advice – announced its ninth annual Best Hotels award, which acknowledged three Kohler Co. properties. The Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond American Club at Destination Kohler, retained the coveted number one spot within the Best Hotels in Wisconsin and was awarded number 41 (jumping from number 48) in the Best Hotels in the USAcategory. A new addition to the Best Hotels in Wisconsin list, AAA-Four Diamond LODGE KOHLER, earned the number 12 spot, while the AAA Three-Diamond Inn on Woodlake came in at number 14. The results are a combination of data taken from industry expert evaluations and traveler-focused reviews and insight, which assess the overall guest experience and amenities offered.
Destination Kohler Debuts “Kohler Well-Being Mind & Body Experience” Event
KOHLER, Wis. – February 14, 2019 – Destination Kohler, Wisconsin’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel, is launching a brand new well-being event “Kohler Well-Being Mind & Body Experience,” taking place May 1-5, headlined by celebrated talents, Daphne Oz and Anna Kaiser. The premier affair invites guests to immerse themselves in a series of rejuvenating fitness and yoga sessions, insight from nationally renowned well-being influencers – including Kohler’s own industry experts – social gatherings, and DJ parties throughout the dynamic multi-day event.
The Historic American Club at the World-Renowned Destination Kohler Receives Highly Coveted AAA Five-Diamond Rating
KOHLER, Wis. – February 1, 2019 – Kohler Co. is pleased to announce that The American Club has been awarded the prestigious AAA Five-Diamond designation for the 34th consecutive year. Located at the award-winning Destination Kohler in Kohler, WI, The American Club has retained the travel authority’s highest rating, which was awarded to fewer than one percent of more than 27,000 AAA inspected and approved hotels. The historic resort-hotel was one of only 121 hotels across the country to receive this accolade in 2019 as a result of its personalized service and unmatched hospitality, including luxury accommodations, extensive wellbeing offerings, elevated dining destinations and world-class golf. The brand’s newest addition to the hospitality portfolio, LODGE KOHLER (located across the street from the iconic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI) once again receives the AAA Four-Diamond designation.
KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Launches Decadent Love Collection ahead of Valentine’s Day
KOHLER, Wis. – January 14, 2019 – KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates releases Love Collection, a sweet set of four expertly crafted, heart-shaped chocolate delicacies. Available now,Love Collection expands on the adored Original Dark Chocolate Heart variety with three celebratory flavors: Pinot Noir, Rosé and Champagne. The delectable delights’ hard shell of Kohler’s smooth 61 percent dark chocolate is meticulously airbrushed in soft hues of burgundy, dusty pink and gold, and filled with a creamy ganache and pâté de fruit.
KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Puts a Twist on a Contemporary Fall Favorite with its New Pumpkin Spice
KOHLER, Wis. – October 8, 2018 – KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated Pumpkin Spicechocolate, just in time for the fall season. Available now, this delectable delight is comprised of a smooth, milk chocolate shell with a pumpkin spice ganache that has a slew of autumnal notes, including: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice.
Kohler Waters Spa Expands with New Location in Chicago
KOHLER, Wis. – August 1, 2018 – Kohler Co. today announced plans to expand its Kohler Waters Spa offering with a second location in the Chicago area at Lincoln Common – a new crossroads development in Lincoln Park. It will be part of a six-acre development enhancing the already vibrant neighborhood. Kohler Waters Spa Lincoln Park will be located at 2358 North Lincoln Avenue, one of the several restored and revitalized structures in Lincoln Common.
Kohler Waters Spa Completes Thoughtful Expansion, With Additional Treatment Rooms, Updated Relaxation Areas and Enhanced Amenities
Kohler, Wis. – June 27, 2018 – Destination Kohler, the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel, is pleased to announce the completion of its highly anticipated expansion at Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin. One of only 60 Forbes Five-Star spas worldwide and a leader in hydrotherapy, the flagship spa now features thirteen new treatment rooms, additional co-ed lounge seating in the pool-side relaxation area, a stunning bridal suite and a health-conscious café.
The American Club Historic Hotel Commemorates 100th Anniversary in 2018
KOHLER, Wis. — June 5, 2018 — Kohler Co., one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies and a leader in kitchen and bath plumbing products, will commemorate the 100thanniversary of The American Club with a live concert featuring Grammy-award winning artist Amy Grant on August 5, and additional experiences throughout the year to honor the historic building.
Kohler Waters Spa Announces Innovative Menu with Two New Hydrotherapy Treatments
KOHLER, Wis. – May 7, 2018 – Kohler Waters Spa – the industry leader in hydrotherapy and one of only 60 Forbes Five-Star spas in the world – unveils its annual 2018-2019 Menu of Services, with two signature water-based services, the Thermal Hydro Body Wrap and the Cascading Waterfall Massage at the forefront. Available now at the award-winning, flagship location at The American Club in Kohler, Wis., Burr Ridge, Ill., and the newest property by Kohler Co., LODGE KOHLER in Green Bay, Wis., the latest menu will be offered through early 2019.
Kohler Golf opens for 2018 season – All four courses at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run to open on April 25
KOHLER, Wis. – April 24, 2018 – The 2018 Destination Kohler golf season at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run begins April 25 with the opening of all four golf courses: Straits and Irish at Whistling Straits and River and Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run. With the opening of the courses, the restaurants and golf pro shops at both Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits will be open seven days a week. 2018 marks the 30thanniversary for Blackwolf Run and the 20thanniversary for Whistling Straits.
Bold Cycle Launches at Destination Kohler
KOHLER, Wis. – April 2, 2018 – Kohler Co. is proud to expand into boutique fitness with Bold Cycle, opening in May 2018. Located at The Shops at Woodlake at Destination Kohler, Bold Cycle is a 3,000 square-foot indoor cycling studio with 35 top-of-the-line Stages Indoor bikes. The comfortable and cutting-edge space will be a wellness hub in the community with a social bar and common space for gatherings, boutique showering areas – outfitted with contemporary KOHLER plumbing products – and a retail boutique. The classes, choreographed to lively music, will incorporate hand weights and finish with a yogic cool-down, allowing guests of all skill levels to adjust, refresh and enjoy.
Destination Kohler Promotes Four Golf Industry Veterans in Advance of 2018 Season
KOHLER, Wis. – March 22, 2018 – Destination Kohler – Wisconsin’s golf leader and home to Major Championship courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run created by acclaimed architect Pete Dye – has made four new appointments on its golf leadership team.
The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa Celebrate Forbes Five-Star Ratings for the Seventh Consecutive Year
KOHLER, Wis. – February 20, 2018 – Forbes Travel Guide awarded The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa at Destination Kohler with its highest honor, the Five-Star rating. Recognized as the global authority in luxury travel and leisure, the Forbes Guide’s thorough rating system sees highly trained inspectors visit, examine and verify leading properties across 44 countries. Five-Star properties are measured on their flawless service and best-in-class facilities.
U.S. News & World Report Ranks The American Club in the Top 10 Percent of its Prestigious Best Hotels in the USA List
KOHLER, Wis. — February 6, 2018 — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced its eighth annual Best Hotels award, with the iconic American Club hotel earning the esteemed Gold badge within two categories: Best Hotels in Wisconsin (#1) and Best Hotels in the USA (#48). Located at the award-winning Destination Kohler, The American Club’s rankings were based on thousands of independent reviews from individuals and professional travel experts worldwide, which evaluated the overall guest experience and amenities offered. More than 2,100 luxury properties were considered within the country, with 17 in Wisconsin.
Destination Kohler Offers New Wellbeing Packages with Yoga and Tennis Focused Experiences
Kohler, Wis. – Feburary 2, 2018 – Kohler Co. is pleased to announce the launch of the “Asan-Ahh Yoga Package” and “Love/Love Getaway” at Destination Kohler, the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel, recently named #1 resort in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler. Available now through October 31, 2018, the new retreat packages spotlight overall guest wellbeing, expanding the resort’s existing collection of multi-faceted package offerings. Established in their respective fields – Ashley Kohler, Manager of Yoga on the Lake, and Aniela Neuberger, Tennis Director of Sports Core Health & Racquet Club, have helped craft these thoughtful package experiences.
The Renowned American Club Hotel Receives Coveted AAA Five Diamond Award Designation
KOHLER, Wis. — January 31, 2018 — For the 33rd year, The American Club has been awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond designation making the historic resort-hotel the only property in Wisconsin to receive the accolade. Properties identified by AAA as potential candidates for the Five Diamond rating undergo multiple thorough evaluations before a final decision is determined by a panel of experts.
ISPA Board of Directors Elects Kohler Co. Director of Wellness Garrett Mersberger as Chairman
KOHLER, Wis. - January 29, 2018 - The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced the election of Garrett Mersberger, director of wellness and Kohler Waters Spas at Kohler Co., as chairman of the ISPA Board of Directors.
Destination Kohler Releases 2018 ‘Dye-Abolical’ and ‘Golf Kohler’ Stay-and-Play Packages
KOHLER, Wisc. – Destination Kohler – Wisconsin’s golf leader and home to four acclaimed Pete Dye-designed courses across Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run – is now taking 2018 reservations for the popular “Dye-Abolical” and “Golf Kohler” stay-and-play packages. Destination Kohler is the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel and recently selected by Conde Nast Traveler as the #1 resort in the Midwest.