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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 member properties for their recent awards and recognition!

U.S. News Travel section has announced their top 10 “Best Hotels in Wisconsin,” based on an analysis of awards, expert recommendations and user ratings. Each of the 10 properties are WH&LA members, and they include: The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee; Canoe Bay, Chetek; The American Club, Kohler; The Delafield Hotel, Delafield; The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee; Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva; InterContinental Milwaukee; Ambassador Hotel, Milwaukee; BEST WESTERN PREMIER Bridgewood Resort Hotel, Neenah; and Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake.

The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee was also named as one of the top 25 luxury hotels in the US by TripAdvisor in the company’s 10th annual Travelers’ Choice Awards.



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

The American Club Resort, Kohler, was awarded the 2012 Forbes Five-Star Award, one of 57 hotels worldwide to earn this distinction. The award recognizes superior service and guest satisfaction, and has been awarded to The American Club Resort for three straight years.

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West, Wauwatosa, has received the Torchbearer Award from InterContinental Hotels Group, its highest honor for quality and customer service, awarded to only the top eight Crowne Plaza hotels in North America. The property has also been named one of the brand’s top performers for excellence in operational and customer satisfaction for the second consecutive year.

Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center has also received the InterContinental Hotels Group Torchbearer Award, one of 116 properties out of more than 4,400 properties to receive the award.


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Congratulations to the following WH&LA member properties for their diamond ratings from AAA:

Four Diamond – The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee; The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee; Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva; and The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake

Five Diamond – The American Club, Kohler

Only 4.4 percent of AAA-rated hotels and 2.7 percent of restaurants receive four diamonds. Only one-third of 1 percent of rated establishments receive five diamonds.

The entire list of diamond-rated properties and restaurants can be found here.


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Congrats to the following five WIA members!

The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, and The Pfister & the Iron Horse hotels in Milwaukee all received AAA’s Four Diamond ratings for 2010.  This was the first year that the Iron Horse received the rating.

Also, for the 25th consecutive year, the American Club in Kohler received AAA’s Five Diamond rating.  They continue to be the only Five Diamond recipient in Wisconsin.  Read more about each property at our other blog post here.

Interesting facts: The American Club is one of only 113 lodging properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean to earn the Five Diamond status. Also, The Pfister Hotel is one of only 14 lodging properties to hold the AAA Four Diamond rating for 34 consecutive years (since the program’s inception in 1977).

Learn more about the AAA Diamond Rating system at their site here & Congratulations again to the five above!


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