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Congratulations to the following WH&LA member property on its recent awards!

Hilton Milwaukee City Center earned four distinctions in Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ 2013 Brand Awards of Excellence in the Americas, including Food & Beverage Award of Excellence, Food & Beverage Most Improved Award, Housekeeping Most Improved Award, and “Make It Right” Most Improved Award.

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Occupancy was down 0.1 percent in Wisconsin for June 2013 compared to the same month in 2012. About half of the market areas saw an increase in occupancy for the month, with the largest increase in Wausau/Stevens Point. ADR was up 1.7 percent statewide for June 2013, with the largest increase in Milwaukee.

View Smith Travel Data for your region for June 2013 here. This link is password protected for WH&LA Lodging Members only.

SOURCE: SMITH TRAVEL RESEARCH, INC. REPUBLICATION OR OTHER RE-USE OF THIS DATA WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF STR IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Provided by STR. For detailed lodging performance data for your area, contact STR at (615) 824-8664 ext. 3504 or info@str.com. *Analysis provided by WH&LA.

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Occupancy was up 4.0 percent in Wisconsin for May 2013 compared to the same month in 2012. Nearly all market areas saw an increase in occupancy for the month, with the largest increase in Milwaukee. ADR was up 2.3 percent statewide for May 2013, with the largest increase in La Crosse.

View Smith Travel Data for your region for May 2013 here. This link is password protected for WH&LA Lodging Members only.

SOURCE: SMITH TRAVEL RESEARCH, INC. REPUBLICATION OR OTHER RE-USE OF THIS DATA WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF STR IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Provided by STR. For detailed lodging performance data for your area, contact STR at (615) 824-8664 ext. 3504 or info@str.com. *Analysis provided by WH&LA.

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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 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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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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The Milwaukee Business Journal has named the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association the 24th largest association in Wisconsin. The list is ranked by the number of members in Wisconsin (ties are broken alphabetically). WH&LA was also ranked #24 last year.

The top five associations include:

1. Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation (previously ranked #2)
2. State Bar of Wisconsin (previously ranked #3)
3. Wisconsin Realtors Association (previously ranked #4)
4. Wisconsin Medical Society (previously ranked #5)
5. Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (previously ranked #6)

The complete list can be found at milwaukee.bizjournals.com (subscription required).

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