Kohler Co. on Tuesday, April 5, broke ground for LODGE KOHLER, its Four-Diamond hotel development on Ridge Road in Titletown, a destination created on 34 acres immediately west of Lambeau Field, in Ashwaubenon, Wis. The hotel will have a panoramic 5th floor restaurant, bar and outdoor cigar terrace; a full-service garden spa; an indoor/outdoor pool; an indoor/outdoor café opening to the plaza, and 144 rooms and suites – all with unique showering systems.
One of three anchor tenants in the Titletown District, LODGE KOHLER is the first to break ground as construction begins for the destination. Part of the Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate portfolio, LODGE KOHLER will be the company's fourth hotel adding to The American Club and Inn on Woodlake in Kohler, Wisconsin, and The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland. LODGE KOHLER will offer guests a high level of accommodation, services and amenities.
"We are pleased to break ground on this interlocking project with the Green Bay Packers," said Herb Kohler, Executive Chairman Kohler Co. "Lodge Kohler will be an extension of Kohler Co.'s commitment to a higher sense of gracious living, providing guests with memorable and personalized experiences, as well as premier lodging accommodations year-round." It will support the meeting and banquet facilities of the Packers.
Construction is underway of Titletown District's Lodge Kohler with the groundbreaking that took place on Tuesday adjacent to Lambeau Field. Photos by Kohler Co.
The groundbreaking celebration Tuesday included remarks from Mark Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Green Bay Packers; Michael Aubinger, Ashwaubenon Village President and Herb Kohler – all of whom expressed great excitement to see the project commence. With shovels in hand, the three speakers as well as David Kohler, President and CEO Kohler Co. & member of Board of Directors Green Bay Packers; David Mortenson, Chairman of Mortenson Construction; Christine Loose, Group Director of Lodging for Kohler Co.; Buddy Robinson, Sr. VP & General Counsel Kohler Co.; Ed Policy, VP and General Counsel Green Bay Packers; and Michael Belot, General Manager – Destination Kohler all took part in the ceremonial groundbreaking.
"It's a wonderful day to celebrate the first of many groundbreakings for the Titletown District and seeing this project come to life," said Murphy. "The public plaza is going to provide a unique and celebratory experience in our community and we are proud to support Kohler Co. as they kick off construction of LODGE KOHLER."
Central to Titletown will be a planned 10-acre public plaza, a park-like setting with year-round, diverse programming that will feature fitness-related activities, cultural opportunities, and versatile space for a variety of uses, a winter ice skating rink and team-inspired public art, in addition to festive gameday action.
Completion for LODGE KOHLER is slated for July 2017 with major milestones, renderings and information being released as the project develops.
LODGE KOHLER Snapshot
- 110,000 square feet
- 144 rooms – including10 suites – all with unique showering systems
- Indoor/outdoor café on the first floor opening onto the plaza
- Panoramic bar, restaurant, and cigar terrace on 5th floor with unparalleled views of Lambeau Field
- Full service garden spa with 6 treatment rooms / 3 finishing stations offering innovative water treatments, therapeutic massage, facial and body treatments.
- Indoor/outdoor pool
- Enhanced fitness facility
- Private courtyard
- Gift shop with the unexpected
- Outdoor space under tent
- KOHLER plumbing, ANN SACKS title, and KOHLER Generators included in the development
About Kohler Co.
Kohler Co. is known for its long history of cutting-edge kitchen and bath, engines and generator products. But in 1981, Herb Kohler transformed a workers' dormitory called The American Club on the headquarters property into a world-class resort hotel. It was later joined in 2004 by The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews, Scotland. Both properties, known for their high-level customer service and impeccable attention to detail, are recognized internationally for their hosting of golf's Major championships. Destination Kohler is home to two public venues Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, which have collectively hosted the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women's Open, the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships and will host the 2020 Ryder Cup. The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa stands within 10 feet along the fairway of the 17th hole, the Road Hole, golf's most famous hole on its most famous course. It also offers golf at the Duke's, a special heathland course in the Kingdom of Fife. The resort has served as host-hotel for both the 2010 and 2015 Open Championship and the annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Both resorts have a Kohler Waters Spa, which are acclaimed for their innovative water-based therapies.
About Destination Kohler
Herb Kohler created Kohler Co.'s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclamation of The American Club, the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Wisconsin, and then built world-renowned championship golf courses, the Straits at Whistling Straits and the River at Blackwolf Run. The resort is named one of the top three golf resorts in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of less than 50 in the world. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic country gourmet at River Wildlife. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.
About Destination St. Andrews
A sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is Five Red Star rated and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. This resort includes the world-renowned Hotel and Spa standing within 10-feet alongside the Road Hole fairway of the Old Course. Its Road Hole bar and restaurant can serve a Scotch from any of the 212 active distilleries in Scotland and offers a panoramic morning breakfast buffet second to none. Its Jigger Inn pub is visited by most players and caddies after finishing a round. Hamilton Grand, built in 1895 and renovated by Kohler in 2013, consists of 26 luxury apartments for sale overlooking the North Sea, the Royal & Ancient clubhouse, the 1st tee and 18th green of the Old Course and the community of St. Andrews. The Duke's Golf Course and the Kohler Waters Spa serve both the residents of Hamilton Grand and the guests of the Old Course Hotel.