AAA Diamond Program Awards The American Club at Destination Kohler with Prestigious Five Diamond Distinction
Kohler Co. is pleased to announce that three of its Wisconsin properties and restaurant were included in AAA’s 2020 Five and Four Diamond lists. For the 35th consecutive year, the iconic and Forbes Five-Star rated American Club at Destination Kohler earned the AAA Five Diamond, the travel authority’s highest distinction given to fewer than one percent of the nearly 60,000 AAA establishments in consideration. The Immigrant Restaurant at Destination Kohler and LODGE KOHLER, located in the heart of the Titletown entertainment district in Green Bay, Wisconsin also retained AAA Four Diamond designations. Each year, AAA approved hotels and restaurants in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean are reviewed for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality by expert inspectors and travel editors.
Announcement highlights Columbus’ travel-worthy food scene
Not one, but two Columbus chefs have just been named to The James Beard Foundation’s list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists. The diversity of the Columbus chefs named in the Foundation’s prestigious announcement underscores the breadth of the city’s food scene, which has long received high praise from both travelers and locals alike.
Kathryn Gleesing, MBA, CMP, DMCP President/CEO of Dm-Connection & Events, has achieved her Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP) certification through the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI). Gleesing is the only DMC Owner in Wisconsin to earn this DMCP highest honor/certification.
Forbes Travel Guide Awards the American Club and Kohler Waters Spawith Five Stars, its Highest Distinction
The American Club Stands as the Only Forbes Five-Star Rated Resort-Hotel in Wisconsin; The Immigrant Restaurant Receives Four Star
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.
Forbes Travel Guide lists The Townsend Hotel a “Four Star” property!
On February 12th Forbes Travel Guide announced their 2020 Star Award Winners, representing the best luxury hotels, restaurants and spas worldwide and once again The Townsend Hotel made their list! The Townsend Hotel is a 2020 Forbes Travel Guide “Four Star” Winner! In addition, The Townsend’s Rugby Grille is a Forbes Travel Guide’s “Recommended” restaurant within their World's Best Hotel Restaurants rating list.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Hotels in Michigan!
The Townsend Hotel once again receives recognition as one of the Best Hotels in Michigan by the annual U.S. News & World Report’s Best Travel Rankings. This year’s Best Hotels were calculated based on the aggregate opinion of travel experts and guests expressed through awards, recommendations and ratings.
Within one decade, Gervasi Vineyard has evolved from a family dream to a well-known destination for wine lovers, foodies, and couples seeking a romantic escape.
On March 16th the winery resort celebrates its 10th anniversary and the tremendous growth across the 55-acre estate. In the beginning, Gervasi was a small restaurant and winery housed in a restored barn, which has now grown to a large tourism destination featuring over 14 buildings.
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch Receives 2019 Platinum Choice Award from Smart Meetings Magazine
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, a premier business and leisure hotel located in the heart of downtown next to the iconic Gateway Arch grounds, has received the 2019 Platinum Choice Award from Smart Meetings, a national magazine and resources for the meeting planning industry. The hotel is the only venue in Missouri to receive this prestigious recognition.
On December 2, 2019, Condé Nast Traveler released their annual list, “20 Best Places to Go in 2020.” Southwest Michigan was featured as one of only two US destinations, among outstanding global company like Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics and the Dubai, host of the 2020 World Expo.
Meetings Professionals Name the "Best Conference Center Category in the Midwest Region"
Wingspread Retreat & Executive Conference Center has taken top honors in Northstar Meetings Group’s prestigious 2019 Stella Awards. Meetings and events professionals and a panel of judges named this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed facility the Best Conference Center in the Midwest Region. The Stella Awards honor excellence in the meetings industry and distinguish meeting venues from around the globe that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.
New permanent exhibit given Award of Excellence
The Flint Hills Discovery Center (FHDC) is extremely honored to have received the Award of Excellence for the Prairie Garden Terrace and Trail project from the Kansas Museums Association (KMA). The Award of Excellence is defined by the KMA as being “given to an institution whose project or achievements are worthy of special recognition.”
Awarded by Facilities & Event Management magazine
The Swiftel Center received the 2019 Prime Site Award presented by Facilities & Event Management magazine of Facilities Media Group.
“We are honored and thrilled to receive this recognition for our facility and dedicated team,” Executive Director Tom Richter said. “Every day, we open our doors with the focused intention on providing top-notch customer service for all our guests. Every full-time and part-time employee is trained to put our guests first so that every event is the best it can possibly be.”
The South Dakota Department of Tourism recently won eight awards in a prestigious international marketing competition. This is the most Adrian Awards the department has ever won in a single year.
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards recognize travel marketing organizations for innovative sales and marketing efforts in advertising, public relations and digital marketing.
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Centerin Branson Voted a “Best of MidAmerica” Winnerby the Readers of Meetings Today Magazine
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center in Branson, Missouri, captured another honor: the coveted “Best of MidAmerica Award” from Meetings Today magazine. The award recognizes an elite list of the top meeting sites in 11 MidAmerica states as determined by votes cast by the magazine’s readers, which consists of meeting professionals throughout the United States. Winners were recognized in the September 2019 issue of Meetings Today magazine, and a plaque commemorating the honor was provided to Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center’s General Manager John Parker.
Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Properties Recognized With Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards
The Pfister Hotel, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, and The Garland Named Top Hotels and Resorts.
Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that three of its owned and/or managed properties were again recognized as top hotels in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
The Rose Hotel Chicago/O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton announced it has been recognized with a 2018 Hilton Legacy Award for New Build. This property opened this past November and serves as Rosemont’s first boutique hotel, as well as the first Tapestry Collection by Hilton property to be built from the ground up. The highly anticipated awards program celebrates contributions to an outstanding year of growth. Timed to coincide with the Americas Owner Conference, Hilton recognized nearly 60 high performing owners and developers.
Joseph Shaw, director of event management & parking for the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center, was honored in the convention service manager category during Northstar Meetings Group’s Passion Made Possible Awards 2019 in Las Vegas last night.
Read more at Northstar.
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, a premier business and leisure hotel located in the heart of downtown St. Louis on the iconic Gateway Arch grounds, announces that it has been named 67th Top Meeting Hotel in the U.S. by Cvent, the leading hospitality software developer.
Salle á Manger at Michigan’s Historic Grand Hotel Earns Award of Excellence in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards
The Salle á Manger formal dining room at Grand Hotel has been recognized by Wine Spectator with an Award of Excellence for its impressive wine program for the third year in a row.
Dane County’s top hospitality and tourism professionals were honored at the Destination Madison Awards on Tuesday, June 25. From left to right: Julianne Lind, Carolyn Kosabucki, Aureliano Montes, Rita Kelliher, Kevin Henry (CEO of Food Fight Restaurant Group), Musab Naji, Roberta Sladky (Director of Olbrich Botanical Gardens), Deb Archer (President and CEO of Destination Madison); Photo credit: Focal Flame Photography
Destination Madison hosted more than 200 of the Dane County’s top hospitality professionals and their supporters Tuesday evening to honor the men and women whose hard work provides visitors with an outstanding Madison experience.
The Ritz-Carlton is delighted to announce Amanda Joiner, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, as the recipient of The Ritz-Carlton Guardian Award at the brand’s recent General Manager Summit in Shanghai, China. Recipients of the Guardian Award are celebrated as champions of The Ritz-Carlton, taking on the responsibility of protecting and preserving the rich culture and heritage of one of the most iconic hotel brands in the world.
Meet Chicago Northwest, the official destination marketing organization promoting and selling the Chicago Northwest region recognized five industry professionals at its 2019 Annual Partnership Meeting at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.
During a Visit Bemidji meeting Wednesday, Executive Director Susan Goudge discussed the upcoming hiring process and said her last day in the position will be May 31. According to Goudge, she planned to retire last year, but pushed back the date to integrate new staff.
Read more at The Bemidji Pioneer.
This year, at the Detroit City Council’s Green Task Force annual awards breakfast, Cobo Center received the Earth Day Business Award for being significantly invested and adjusting operations to prioritize sustainability for each event and on an ongoing basis for facility operations.
Ironworks Hotel Indy, the first and only boutique hotel on Indianapolis’ north side, has earned the AAA Four Diamond Rating for the first time since opening in September 2017.