WAC wins eighth Platinum award

Club honored to announce 5 Star Platinum Club of America award

5 Star Platinum Club logo

SEATTLE, November 10, 2016 — The Washington Athletic Club (WAC) has been recognized for the eighth consecutive time as a Platinum Club of America. The award recognized the WAC as one of the top five athletic clubs in the country. Among other criteria, Platinum Clubs are judged based on their amenities and facilities, staff and service, quality of membership, governance and fiscal management, and overall experience.

“We are honored to again be recognized as one of the best private clubs in America,” said WAC President & CEO Chuck Nelson. “Awards are wonderful to receive, but it is our membership that truly drives us to greatness.”

From its earliest days, the WAC has been recognized for providing the best private club experience nationally. The premier city athletic club has maintained a true commitment to enriching members’ comprehensive wellness and quality of life; supporting amateur athletics in the community; and preserving the Clubhouse, a Seattle historic landmark.

The Platinum Clubs of America supports leaders in the private club industry who present exemplary quality and service. It recognizes organizations that excel in the following: universal recognition, excellence in amenities and facilities, caliber of staff and professional service levels, quality of membership, governance and prudent fiscal management, adapting to changing times, and overall experience. These clubs represent America’s Top Private Clubs of Excellence, as voted on by over 3,000 club general managers, owners and presidents in the recent biennial election.

Platinum Club status is awarded to clubs in five categories: Country, golf, city, athletic and yacht clubs.

For more information about the Washington Athletic Club, visit wac.net. For more information about the Platinum Clubs of America visit clubleadersforum.com/pcoa.

About Platinum Clubs of America

The initial Platinum Clubs® of America were selected by a nationwide survey of Club Managers and Club Presidents in 1997. The Platinum Club rankings are the most respected listing in the Private Club industry and have been endorsed by corporate leaders of Excellence in Private Clubs. The Advisory Board has revised the Seven Selection Criteria for Club Managers, Presidents and Owners to use as a guide during the election process. These criteria are relevant and current to today’s trends in the Private Club industry.

Only the top 5% of Private Clubs in America earn Platinum status. The points system used results in the most credible and deserving recognition of Platinum Clubs of America 2016–2018. For more information, please visit clubleadersforum.com/pcoa.

About the Washington Athletic Club

Washington Athletic Club (WAC) is located in the heart of downtown Seattle on Sixth Avenue, between Union and University streets. The historic landmark opened in 1930 and has remained committed to its mission to enrich the quality of life of its members. The WAC is among the top five athletic clubs nationally and is an eight-time repeat winner of the 5 Star Platinum Club of America award. The WAC includes five floors of state-of-the-art athletic facilities, the Inn at the WAC, a wellness center, full-service spa, multiple restaurants, and private events space. For more information, please visit wac.net.

Media contacts:

Samantha Schwartz / Jason Hamilton
Richmond Public Relations
Phone: 206.682.6979