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Congratulations to the following WH&LA members on their recent awards!

Parents Magazine Family Fun Travel Awards (Midwest Favorites)
Great Wolf Lodge, Wisconsin Dells – Ranked #2 Favorite Family Resort
Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells – Ranked #3 Favorite Family Resort
Kalahari Resort Convention Center & Waterpark, Wisconsin Dells – Ranked #6 Favorite Family Resort

Parents magazine also named the cities of Wisconsin Dells, Lake Geneva and Green Bay as Favorite Midwest Tourist Towns.

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Kress Inn, De Pere, received the 2013 Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International Inc., awarded for commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service.

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Congratulations to the following WH&LA members on their recent awards & recognition:

2013 Best of Wisconsin Meetings awards, presented by Wisconsin Meetings magazine

Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel & Convention Center, Baraboo – named Best Wisconsin Casino with Meeting Space
Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake – named Best Wisconsin Lakeshore Resort
The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee – named Hotel with the Best Service
Kalahari Resort Convention Center & Waterpark, Wisconsin Dells – named Best Wisconsin Convention Center
The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee – named Best Wisconsin Retreat
The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club, Madison – named Best Wisconsin Conference Center
Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau – named Most Helpful CVB

Top 100 Spas of 2012, presented by Spas of America

The Osthoff Resort [Aspira Spa], Elkhart Lake – ranked #3
Heidel House Resort & Spa [Evensong Spa], Green Lake – ranked #45
Sundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin Dells – ranked #58

 

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Congratulations to the following WH&LA member properties that have received prestigious Diamond ratings from AAA:

Five Diamond
The American Club, Kohler

Four Diamond
The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva
Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee
The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee
The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee

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The Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association (WH&LA) is proud to announce its newly elected 2013 Officers and Board of Directors, chosen on October 22, at the 2012 Wisconsin Lodging Conference & Trade Show at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.

Officers

  • 2013 Chairman of the Board: Buck Drossart, The Pointe Hotel & Suites and Conference Center, Minocqua
  • 2013 Chairman-Elect: Kevin Gallagher, Marcus Hotels & Resorts Inc., Milwaukee
  • 2013 Vice-Chairman: John Chastan, Kalahari Resort Convention Center & Waterpark, Wisconsin Dells
  • 2013 Secretary/Treasurer: Dan Schetter, Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, Oshkosh
  • 2013 Past-Chairman: Connie Barbian, Inn Development & Management, Madison

New 2013 Directors

  • Justin Behling, Northernaire Resort & Spa, Three Lakes
  • Carmen Brady, Mole Lake Casino Lodging & Conference Center, Crandon
  • Eric Brey, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie
  • Lisa Farrell, Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown
  • Kathy Oliver, K & S Hospitality, Mauston
  • Steve Plenge, AmericInn Motel & Suites, West Salem
  • Sheryl Tharman, Red Crown Lodge, Arbor Vitae
  • Kris Willis, Hotel Metro, Milwaukee

Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association
1025 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield, WI 53005  |  262/782-2851
WisconsinLodging.org  |  whla@WisconsinLodging.org

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Congratulations to the following WH&LA members on their recent awards and recognition:

Eagle Harbor Inn, Ephraim, was awarded TripAdvisor’s 2012 Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of consistent commendation from travelers.

Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake, has received the 2012 Best of MidAmerica award from Meetings Focus magazine. The award names hotels and resorts that deliver excellent meeting experiences.

 

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Congratulations to the following WH&LA member properties on their recent awards & recognition!

BEST WESTERN PLUS Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Conference Center; Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay; and Brookfield Suites Hotel & Conference Center were awarded TripAdvisor’s 2012 Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of consistent commendation from travelers.

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee received the inaugural 2012 Religious Conference Manager Praise Award for superior service.

The following properties were named one of “44 Midwest Resorts We Love” by MidwestLiving.com:

  • The Abbey Resort, Fontana
  • The American Club, Kohler
  • Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells
  • Garmisch USA Resort, Cable
  • Great Wolf Lodge, Wisconsin Dells
  • Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake
  • Holiday Acres Resort, Rhinelander
  • Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
  • The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake
  • Treeland Resorts, Hayward
  • Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells

The following properties were named one of “15 Favorite B&Bs, Hotels & Resorts” by MidwestLiving.com:

  • The American Club, Kohler
  • Canoe Bay/Relais & Chateaux, Chetek
  • The Delafield Hotel, Delafield
  • Intercontinental Milwaukee
  • Old Rittenhouse Inn, Bayfield
  • Sundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin Dells
  • White Gull Inn, Fish Creek
  • Wild Eagle Lodge, Eagle River
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Congratulations to the following WH&LA members on their recent awards & achievements!

Amy Simchak, CHA, of The North Central Group, Middleton, has been elected to the WH&LA Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, and HotelRED, Madison, were both awarded TripAdvisor’s 2012 Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of consistent commendation from travelers.

The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, was ranked #13 in TripAdvisor’s 2012 Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States.

Cambria Suites, Madison, was ranked #21 in TripAdvisor’s 2012 Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Bargain Hotels in the United States.

Past WH&LA Student Representative Ksenia Hedeen was named one of four Outstanding Students by Waukesha County Technical College at the Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 23. Among many co-curricular activities, she served as chair of the college’s Hospitality and Culinary Club.

 

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Congratulations to the following WH&LA members for their recent awards & recognition!

The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee was the first property to be named the World Wide Sales “Franchise Hotel Partner of the Year” in 2011, the award’s inaugural year. The award is based on customer recognition, attendance at industry and Hyatt-sponsored events, response time to group requests for proposals, emulation of Hyatt’s mission and more.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Madison was recently awarded their sixth straight Pride Award, presented to the top 10 DoubleTree properties based on brand consistency, guest loyalty, and DoubleTree brand promise report, which includes guest survey scores in various categories.

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Congratulations to the following WH&LA members on recent awards & recognition:

Sundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin Dells was voted Top 10 in two SpaFinder.com categories, “Best Boutique Hotel” and “Best for Environmental Practices.”

Aspira Spa at The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, was named to SpaFinder.com’s “Top 10 for Water Sports,” ranked 5th on Spas of America‘s list of “Top 100 Spas for 2011″ and received Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 “Readers’ Choice Award” for a top Mainland U.S. Large Resort.

The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee, was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s “2012 Gold List,” which is based on readers’ picks of the best hotels in the world.

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