Schultz and DeFillipi join the LODGE KOHLER team

Additional positions to be filled as construction advances

Published Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Kohler Co. has filled two key positions for its newest hotel development, LODGE KOHLER. The Four-Diamond property will serve as an anchor tenant and exclusive hotel in the new Titletown District in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Once opened, LODGE KOHLER will offer 134 guest rooms and 10 suites, a panoramic bar and restaurant, café, a fitness facility and full-service spa. Construction continues to progress with completion slated for July 2017.


“We are pleased to welcome two new associates and leaders to the Lodge Kohler team,” said Dilan Van Ryn, General Manager LODGE KOHLER. “They will work closely with our team to extend our five-star Kohler Hospitality, ensuring a memorable experience for all of our guests.”



Kathy Schultz is the new Sales Executive and will be responsible for developing partner relationships with area businesses, coordinating room pre-sales, providing informative tours of LODGE KOHLER and Lambeau Field event space for clients, and establishing group business sales. 


Prior to joining the Lodge Kohler team, Schultz was a Group Sales Manager at the County Springs Hotel in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Her responsibilities included negotiating room rates and function space rates, presenting to clients, and expanding their client base.


Schultz has a degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.



Kelsey DeFillipi will be the Front Desk and Guest Services Manager and will assist in the hiring and training of additional staff as the team continues to fill positions prior to LODGE KOHLER’s grand opening. Once open, she will manage operations at the front desk and be responsible for ensuring guests have a memorable experience while staying at LODGE KOHLER.   


While this position is new for DeFillipi, the Kohler Company is not. DeFillipi was hired in June of 2016 as a Management Development Participant for Destination Kohler and interned at the five-diamond, five-star resort in 2015. In these roles, she took part in a rotational program to experience all facets of hotel operations. She also interned at Walt Disney World in 2013 as an Attractions Hostess.


DeFillipi has a degree from Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business.



LODGE KOHLER is looking to fill nearly 200 positions in housekeeping, restaurant, spa and guest services with full and part-time positions available. The team will host a career event at Lambeau Field on Saturday, February 11, with another scheduled for Saturday, April 8, and is open to anyone interested in applying. On-site interviews will be held for those who qualify. 


Reservations are now being taken for LODGE KOHLER. Guests can book online at or call 888-456-4537. To experience other Kohler Co. hospitality offerings – please call 800-344-2838 or visit for more information. You can also stay up to date on resort news and happenings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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.

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