San Francisco, September 10, 2014
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today that construction will begin on its first Milwaukee hotel by the end of this year, with plans to open doors to guests in 2016.
Located on the northeast corner of Chicago and Broadway in the city’s historic Third Ward, the new nine-story property will feature 158 guest rooms and a destination restaurant on the ground floor, along with a fitness center and an expansive rooftop bar and lounge area. Overall, once completed, the new hotel will feature more than 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
The new Kimpton Milwaukee is the first upscale boutique hotel in the city’s vibrant Third Ward. Originally an industrial and warehouse district in the late 1800s, the area is now home to Milwaukee’s emerging art and fashion scene, boasting numerous art galleries and studios, as well as the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and the Art Institute. The neighborhood is also known for the Milwaukee Riverwalk, which connects Third Ward with Downtown Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Public Market, whose vendors include privately-owned food growers, artisans, and purveyors, and Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival.
“We’re excited to break ground in Milwaukee and start building what’s sure to be a landmark property for this artistic and creative neighborhood,” said Kimpton CEO Mike Depatie. “With its huge rooftop deck and lounge area and the unique, locally inspired design plans, we’re confident the hotel will bring something very special to the city.”
ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a leading brand of boutique hotels and restaurants and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travellers feel genuinely cared for through thoughtful perks and amenities, bold, playful design and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local.
Kimpton is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a FORTUNE magazine “Best Place to Work” seven times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants, bars and lounges in 30 U.S. cities. In January 2015, Kimpton was welcomed into the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands, bringing together two special cultures and sets of values to create the world's largest boutique hotel business. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
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