Luxury Hotel Veteran David Bodette to Direct First-of-its-Kind Arts Hotel, Saint Kate
Following its grand debut, Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, Milwaukee’s first-of-its kind independent arts hotel, announced today the appointment of arts and luxury hotel veteran David Bodette as general manager.
Bodette, a sculptor in his free time, oversees daily operations of the 219-room hotel and arts experience. In this lead role, he is supported by a passionate cast of 200 associates, collaborates with community influencers and artists, helps shape the guest experience and oversees all food and beverage operations, including the hotel’s five dining venues. He comes to Saint Kate following a legacy career managing some of the country’s most prestigious luxury and historic hotels, such as Ritz-Carlton properties, The Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, Calif. and The Langham Hotel in Boston, as well as helping open unique new concepts, including The ART hotel in Denver, Colo., a luxury boutique arts-centric property.
“Saint Kate offers an unparalleled experience that demands exploration, reflection and conversation. I feel fortunate to be engaged in an environment that will challenge not just our guests’ perspectives, but mine and my colleagues,’ as well,” said Bodette. “As a sculptor, I know firsthand what can be discovered during the creative process. A place like Saint Kate, that truly celebrates that process throughout its identity, is extraordinary. Together with our team, I look forward to the many possibilities ahead, which in my view are endless.”
While managing director at The Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, Calif., the one-of-a-kind lodging destination located aboard the historic Queen Mary cruise ship, Bodette oversaw all daily operations, planning and budgeting and helped the hotel’s Sunday brunch achieve the “OpenTable” Top 100 in the country list. Bodette was also responsible for the success of two significant hotel openings – the Gurneys Resort and Marina in Newport, Rhode Island, and the luxury art-centric boutique hotel, The ART, located in the heart of Denver’s cultural district. As general manager of The ART for three years, Bodette led efforts to showcase the hotel’s art-curated accommodations and to inspire and awaken visitors and the Denver community. With Bodette at the helm, the hotel achieved the No. 1 spot on TripAdvisor within 120 days of opening and was named the No. 1 Art Hotel in the U.S. by CNN, the Coolest New Urban Hotel in the U.S. by Travel & Leisure, as well as one of the “Top Ten Best New Hotels” in the country by USA Today.
Bodette’s more than 30 years of experience in hospitality includes serving as manager of food and beverage in several prominent hotels across the country, including the Fairfax at Embassy Row in Washington, D.C. and the Langham Hotel in Boston, as well as with the Ritz-Carlton Corporation and several of its prestigious properties. He has also worked as director of operations at the Niebaum-Coppola Estate, Vineyard & Winery, and as the director of food and beverage for Auberge du Soleil Resort & Spa, both located in Napa Valley, Calif. Bodette received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.
“David brings a wealth of knowledge driving compelling experiences for guests and an unwavering passion for the arts that will be invaluable to our Saint Kate team. Thanks to David’s willingness to push boundaries and set his sights high, Saint Kate has already welcomed and inspired hundreds of guests and visitors and is far exceeding expectations at this point in its young history,” said Greg Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation, which owns and manages the hotel.
To learn more about Saint Kate, visit https://www.saintkatearts.com.
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The Performing Arts Find a New Stage at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel
Revel in dance routines, improv shows, plays, classes and more at Saint Kate’s 90-seat Arc Theatre or discover pop-up performances throughout the hotel
Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, Milwaukee’s first and only arts hotel, is the community’s stage. Opening June 4, 2019, Saint Kate is a home for dancers, comedians, singers, actors, musicians, filmmakers and other artists to discover and create. Led by programming director, John Price, the hotel’s very own Arc Theatre, a 90-seat black box theatre, will serve as the heart – and main stage – for a variety of artful entertainment that will be home to some of the area’s most talented creative citizens.
“Now Showing” At The Arc Theatre
The year-long residency begins in late May with the group working to create, express and evolve its creative process through a myriad of dance, improv, theatrical and experiential performances. The group will first tackle the satirical play “America Hurrah” by playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie. In the following months, the group will create a broad range of experiences at The Arc Theatre. From plays by transformative theatre makers to interactive and experiential original works, shows at The Arc Theatre are intended to deconstruct old notions of theatre and showcase a new generation of performance art.
Along with ARCo performances, audiences can enjoy a diverse variety of acts at The Arc Theatre, all for $10 per ticket. Several regular performers will include:
A Surprise Around Every Corner
Guests can experience many performances, workshops and more from local partners, too. In June, featured partners and performers will include:
To learn more about upcoming programming and performances at Saint Kate, visit www.saintkatearts.com.
“When it comes to programming and performance arts at Saint Kate, guests should always expect the unexpected. Our ARCo members – through acting, spoken word, dance, acrobatics and more – will be tapping into their collective creative energies, and hopefully, encouraging our audiences to do the same,” said Price. “The performing arts also serve as an active and moving balance to the standout visual arts transforming Saint Kate’s space. And what’s exceptionally wonderful is the way performing and visual arts serve as inspiration for one another – feeding off each other to create something entirely new. Whether watching a dramatic reading, a scene from a play or ending your night with a late-night film, our productions and entertainment will open up patrons to their true inner creative spirit and allow them to enjoy experiences that go beyond anything we have seen.”
For more information about Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, visit website: https://www.saintkatearts.com.
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Join The Pfister® Hotel’s New Narrator In Residence For Chai, Henna and Journaling
MILWAUKEE – May 23, 2019 – The historic AAA Four-Diamond Pfister® Hotel, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, today announced Bela Suresh Roongta, founder and owner of Milwaukee-based boutique shop, belabela, as its 12th Pfister Narrator in Residence. An artist and writer inspired by her East Indian roots, Suresh Roongta will bring a new series, called “Chai at The Pfister,” as well as henna, journaling workshops and more to her year-long residency as The Pfister Narrator. During the residency, she will also share her experiences at the hotel and interactions with guests via The Pfister’s award-winning blog (blog.thepfisterhotel.com).
“As an immigrant, travel lover, business owner, lawyer-turned-artist and storyteller, I identify with The Pfister’s history as a hotel built by immigrants living the American Dream,” said Roongta. “I believe strongly in the power of human connection and am guided by my conviction that it is in each other’s stories that we find the beauty of the human spirit. I can think of no better way to continue this work than to capture and share the stories of The Pfister Hotel’s guests and visitors.”
During her residency, Roongta will host a bi-monthly “Chai at The Pfister” series, the first of which will be May 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. These events will encourage guests and locals, alike, to enjoy a cup of chai and pause for a moment to sit, rest and share stories. Every other week she will also apply henna in the lobby, as well as journaling workshops and henna classes for those interested in learning more about this Ancient East Indian art form.
Roongta, who is based in Milwaukee, is a published author and has been recognized extensively for her literary and arts work. She was the 2018-2019 Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) spoken word mentee, and in 2016, she received a Special Recognition Governor’s Trailblazer Award for Women in Business for innovation and success. Her book ‘…fill in the beauty, a book for the storyteller and artist in all of us,’ captures original drawings and stories that invite readers to read, draw and reflect.
Prior to focusing on storytelling and art, Roongta was the director of courthouse advocacy for the Task Force on Family Violence, now the Sojourner Family Peace Center. She also served on the boards of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, the Tamarack Waldorf School and DIDI, a community organization that provides culturally specific advocacy for victims of family violence. She continues to use this expertise as a volunteer attorney at the Milwaukee Justice Center. She received her juris doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City, Iowa, as well as a bachelor’s degree in sociology and philosophy from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.
The Pfister Narrator is selected each year from a pool of applicants by a review panel consisting of local writers, editors and hotel representatives. Suresh Roongta succeeds Anna Lardinois, who served as the 11th Pfister Narrator.
More information about The Pfister Hotel’s Narrator-in-Residence program can be found at www.ThePfisterHotel.com/Pfister-Narrator. For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.
About The Pfister Hotel
At more than 125 years old, The Pfister Hotel is one of the oldest and most prestigious hotels in the Midwest and downtown Milwaukee. Originally opened in 1893 by businessman Guido Pfister, it was the most lavish hotel of its time. The hotel’s storied elegance had faded following World War II, until 1962, when Ben Marcus, founder of The Marcus Corporation, purchased this grand hotel out of bankruptcy. The Marcus Corporation renovated and restored the hotel to its original glory, adding convention facilities, a parking garage and 23-story guest tower. The Pfister Hotel is home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world as well as an award-winning Artist-in-Residence program.
Today, The Pfister Hotel continues its tradition of gracious service and impeccable style and has been recognized by AAA as a Four-Diamond property for 42 consecutive years. In 2018, The Pfister was recognized as a Top Hotel in the Midwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious annual Reader’s Choice Awards for the second consecutive year and was ranked the No. 1 Best Milwaukee Hotel by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. This exceptional property is a member of two prestigious hotel organizations, Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. For more information, please visit www.thepfisterhotel.com and follow the hotel on Facebook and Twitter (@PfisterHotel).
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace to Undergo Full Renovation
Renovations at Madison’s premier hotel include all 240 guest rooms, lobby, food and beverage outlets, and the introduction of The Liberty Room, a one-of-a-kind event space
Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced extensive renovations are underway at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, in Madison, Wis. to be completed in time for the busy 2019 summer travel season. The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace is owned and operated by Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
“Since its opening in 2001, the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace has been the city’s first choice for business and leisure travelers. The current changes underway will provide guests with more amenities and conveniences to make their travel experience easy and fun, while offering high-level service guests expect when staying at our hotel. We are very thankful to be a part of the community and downtown Madison, and we look forward to continuing to maintain our excellent reputation as Madison’s leading hotel,” said Skip Harless, general manager.
All 240 spacious guest rooms and suites will be renovated with a fresh new design, inspired by the vibrant university community. New features and amenities include brand-new bedding, stone-topped furniture, and state of the art 55” smart TVs. All double rooms will be converted to two queen beds, and king rooms will be updated with rejuvenating walk-in showers. All rooms will receive exquisite new tile surrounds and double headed showers for a soothing and calming wellness experience.
The lobby will be completely transformed to include a free-standing services desk for a more personalized check-in experience. Additionally, a grab-n-go option will be available for busy travelers to enjoy a quick caffeine boost from the Starbucks® coffee kiosk or travel friendly foods to cure hunger day or night.
Harless said the renovations also include reimagining the hotel’s food and beverage options to better meet travelers diverse dining preferences. “In late April, we will say farewell to the longstanding Capitol ChopHouse. In its place, we will create the city’s most unique, one-of-a-kind private event space. To be called The Liberty Room, the event space features the historic façade of the Madison Catholic Diocese building first established in 1938, and will serve as a gracious and elegant gathering space for weddings, private events and important meetings. We are very excited to unveil this intimate and exclusive meeting and event space at a key location in the heart of Madison’s busy capital city center.”
The Liberty Room will feature a seasonal outside patio, 1,900 square feet of event space to accommodate up to 125 guests, a pre-function area, and private street entrance with valet and self-parking available. An exciting array of culinary selections will be available, ranging from interactive food stations to elegant, customized four-course meals using only the highest quality local ingredients. The Liberty Room is expected to open by August 1, 2019 and the Hilton Sales Team is already accepting reservations at 608-260-2363.
Additional food and beverage renovations include reconfiguring Olive Lounge into The Audrey Kitchen & Bar. Named after Audrey Munson, who modeled for the statue on the dome atop the State Capitol building, the new restaurant will offer a collection of classic and progressive cocktails, alongside a menu of lighter fare, tasty shareables and after-five entrees. Executive Chef Jeff Orr has designed a diverse menu of comfortable favorites infusing world flavors.
Additional renovations include maximizing the event space in the 14th floor Capitol Club and the Hilton Honors members’ lounge, as well as updates to the pool and fitness areas.
“For over 18 years, the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace has always been one of the preferred destinations for guests visiting Madison. As time evolves, so do travelers’ preferences. With these renovations, we are excited to create new and fresh experiences for our guests and local residents to explore,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation. “This hotel has played a meaningful role in the evolution of the state’s capital city. We are proud of our history in Madison and look forward to contributing to its growth and visibility as a desirable destination with so much to offer.”
Located in the heart of Madison’s busy capital, and overlooking the shimmering shores of Lake Monona, the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace is connected via a climate-controlled skywalk to the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired, Gold LEED certified Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, and is just blocks away from the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and Madison’s dining, shopping, entertainment, art and theatre districts. The hotel offers complimentary transportation to and from Dane County Airport, has a fully-equipped fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool, and offers self and valet covered parking. The hotel will remain pet-friendly for furry Fido travelers as well.
Since its opening in 2001, the Hilton Madison has earned numerous hospitality and dining awards including the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award, Best Hotel by Madison Magazine, AAA Executive Choice Award, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and numerous best meetings awards.
For more information on the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace or to make reservations, please visit: www.hiltonmadison.com. For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.
Drink and Dine at Saint Kate – the Culinary Journey Begins at Milwaukee’s First Immersive Arts Hotel
Hotel to feature all-day neighborhood café/restaurant, specialty pizza joint, welcoming lobby bar and city’s only champagne bar
Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, Milwaukee’s first-of-its kind independent arts hotel, unveiled today its new culinary and bar experiences: Aria Café & Bar, Proof Pizza, the Bar at Saint Kate and Giggly Champagne & Wine Bar. By sourcing the best quality and freshest ingredients from near and far, Saint Kate’s dining experiences will engage, connect and inspire locals and visitors alike as they discover something new, or simply enjoy a classic favorite. Whether to nosh, nourish or explore, dining and drinking at Saint Kate will be simply fresh, exciting and delicious.
Serving as the guiding and creative force of the dining and bar experiences will be Food and Beverage Director Brent Hockenberry, who will oversee food and beverage across the hotel, and Executive Chef Aaron Miles, who will lead the hotel’s culinary team. Both Hockenberry and Miles previously served as executive chefs at top hotels across the country, creating menus that challenged perspectives and created fresh culinary moments.
“Just as art is subjective, so is each person’s individual culinary journey,” said Hockenberry. “Our menus will use only the finest, best-in-market ingredients, allowing guests and locals to have fun discovering, creating and tasting new foods, flavors and smells. We believe in the simple things: allowing our guests to enjoy attentive service, great drinks and delicious food. But we also believe in taking risks and pushing beyond the familiar for those willing to leave their comfort zone for a bit. There will be something to inspire every palate at Saint Kate.”
Drink and Dine at Saint Kate
Aria Café & Bar
Giggly Champagne & Wine Bar
F&B Leadership Team
Chef Aaron Miles, executive chef: The driving force behind Saint Kate’s culinary team, and especially Aria Café & Bar, will be chef Aaron Miles, who has built a successful career at Marcus Hotels & Resorts properties. He is returning to Milwaukee after working as the executive chef at the iconic Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Prior to his position at the Skirvin Hilton, Miles was executive chef of the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel and executive sous chef at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, both owned by Marcus Hotels & Resorts. While in Milwaukee, Miles was also an active member of Milwaukee Public Schools’ ProStart program to mentor students about careers in the culinary industry, as well as working with other Milwaukee-area culinary schools. He plans to continue his community involvement at Saint Kate, too.
Saint Kate will celebrate art in all its many forms, from music to dance, painting to sculpture, film to poetry and more. Located in the heart of Milwaukee’s theatre and entertainment district, the 219-room hotel will feature art-inspired guestrooms, 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 11 event rooms and three restaurants, as well as bars and lounges. Design plans include a theatre that will feature plays, lectures, classes and musical and dance performances; world-class gallery space; a working Artist-in-Residence studio that will give guests a window into the creative process; and event spaces to host rotating exhibitions, screenings, workshops and more.
Stonehill Taylor, a hospitality-focused architecture and interior design firm based in New York City, designed all four culinary spaces for Saint Kate. For more information about Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, visit the new website: https://www.saintkatearts.com.
Saint Kate – A First-of-its-Kind Arts Hotel
Scott Sloan Selected to Direct Saint Kate, The Arts Hotel, in Milwaukee
Saint Kate, Milwaukee’s first-of-its kind independent arts hotel, announced today the appointment of luxury hospitality veteran Scott Sloan as general manager.
Preparing for a spring opening, Sloan will be the mastermind behind all daily operations of the 219-room arts destination. This includes managing all pre-opening and opening activities, overseeing the creation of three new restaurants, leading over 170 passionate team members, collaborating with community influencers and artists, and shaping experiential moments for all those who visit Saint Kate.
Leveraging a career dedicated to crafting unforgettable memories for guests at various luxury and independent boutique hotels across the U.S., Sloan’s passion for the arts runs deep, dating back to his childhood and his great love for music.
“I grew up in a family that appreciated the beauty of the arts, and I have cultivated that same passion within my own family. Saint Kate excites me because it is not just an arts hotel, but a true creative destination that everyone will be able to participate in,” said Sloan. “At Kate’s house, our guests will be invited to partake in the arts in ways that stir their soul and encourage individual creation, ideation and dialogue, all while being supported with impeccable service. Whether it’s engaging with our resident artist, catching a ballet performance or seeing a commanding exhibition in our gallery space, many exciting artistic surprises await at Saint Kate.”
Prior to joining the Saint Kate family, Sloan previously worked at Sage Hospitality Resources where he spent the past 13 years leading premier properties in key travel destinations across the U.S. Most recently, he served as general manager of The Elizabeth Hotel, an Autograph Collection, in Fort Collins, Colo. Sloan was responsible for overseeing all opening operations of the new-build, 164-room boutique hotel, which opened in December 2017. Sloan’s extensive hospitality background includes serving as general manager of distinctive boutique hotels nationwide including The Napa Valley Marriott and Spa in Napa, Calif. and The Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colo. His career also includes serving in general manager and operational roles at Marriott Minneapolis Southwest in Minnetonka, Minn., Hilton San Diego in Del Mar, Calif., Marriott Ogden in Ogden, Utah, and Hilton College Station and Conference Center in College Station, Texas. Sloan attended Texas A&M University and served on the board of directors of the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association.
“Scott was carefully chosen for his lead role based on his drive to create compelling experiences for guests, his personal motivation to embrace the arts as a convener, and keen eye for the details large and small that welcome and envelop guests from the moment they walk in the door. His vast experience running luxury independent hotels will be extremely valuable as he executes on our vision for Saint Kate,” said hotel visionary Greg Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation.
In addition to Sloan’s appointment, Tim Smith, current general manager of the iconic Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, will take on oversight of Saint Kate with his promotion to managing director. Smith’s commitment to the growth of Milwaukee and over 30 years of experience creating impeccable hospitality moments will help guide the evolution of Saint Kate. He will continue to serve as general manager of The Pfister Hotel.
Saint Kate will celebrate art in all its many forms, from music to dance, painting to sculpture, film to poetry and more. Located in the heart of Milwaukee’s theatre and entertainment district, the 219-room
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The Pfister Hotel Names Six Finalists for its 11th Artist in Residence
The AAA Four-Diamond Pfister® Hotel, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, today announced six finalists for its 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence program. Selected for their vision for the residency, existing body of work, artistic process and personality, this year’s finalists are:
The finalists for The Pfister’s 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence program represent a wide background of artistic forms and experience and are all local Milwaukee artists. Over the next few weeks, the selection committee, made up of influential art enthusiasts from the Milwaukee arts community, will conduct an interview process to select the winner. In addition, the finalists will showcase their work during Milwaukee’s Gallery Night on January 18, 2019. From 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. in The Pfister’s Rouge Ballroom, the public will have the chance to see each finalist’s artwork and to meet and interact with the artists. No tickets are required, and light refreshments will be served.
The selection committee will announce this year’s winner in late February 2019.
As the program enters its 11th year, the 2019-2020 Pfister Hotel Artist in Residence will be at the forefront of Milwaukee’s thriving art scene, showcasing her work in a studio gallery on the first floor of Milwaukee’s most iconic hotel. Through the year-long program, which will take place April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, the selected winner will create and display work in the designated artist studio and gallery, as well as participate in events and programming throughout the hotel. Guests, as well as the general public, can visit the artist during her residency in The Pfister’s studio and watch the evolution of each piece come to life while learning about the Artist in Residence’s unique artform and method.
About The Pfister Hotel
Today, The Pfister Hotel continues its tradition of gracious service and impeccable style, and has been recognized by AAA as a Four-Diamond property for 41 consecutive years. In 2018, The Pfister was recognized as a Top Hotel in the Midwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious annual Reader’s Choice Awards for the second consecutive year and was ranked the No. 1 Best Milwaukee Hotel by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. This exceptional property is a member of two prestigious hotel organizations, Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. For more information, please visit www.thepfisterhotel.com and follow the hotel on Facebook and Twitter (@PfisterHotel).
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Milwaukee’s Newest Arts Hotel Invites Artists Around the Globe to Showcase Works
Named “Saint Kate,” hotel will celebrate artistic expression in all forms; a place to create, discover and participate in the creative process
Curiosity, Creativity, Collaboration, Community, Common Ground – this is the inspiration behind Milwaukee’s newest independent arts hotel, Saint Kate. Named for Saint Catherine, the patron saint of artists, this first-of-its-kind hotel will offer an experience unlike any other hotel through the celebration of the arts.
Expected to open in spring 2019, Saint Kate The Arts Hotel, will be a place that will create discussion and drive collaboration among visitors, allowing guests to see things from a beautiful new perspective. Blending exceptional hospitality with artistic expression, the hotel’s motto, “invite participation and expect change,” will challenge visitors to keep an open mind, embrace change and evolve as individuals.
At an unveiling event held November 12 in collaboration with Milwaukee’s vibrant creative community, over 400 artists witnessed the vision and story of Saint Kate unfold, and learned how they can be a part of the hotel’s dynamic creative process and experiential DNA. Artists were invited to use Saint Kate as a space to share their vision, passion and imagination with travelers and locals alike.
“Saint Kate is a place for everyone who treasures the arts and appreciates all that art can bring to our lives and communities. Like art in its most basic form, this hotel is fully inclusive and a home to experience the power of contrasts. Saint Kate will help show the world that Milwaukee is a vibrant destination for creative expression,” said Reginald Baylor, one of Wisconsin’s best-known artists and the first Artist in Residence of The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. “All our lives are made richer by letting go of the familiar and embracing the process of creativity. At Saint Kate, our community can unite to embrace the beauty of what could be.”
Like an artist’s blank canvas, the entire experiential destination will celebrate art in all its many forms, from music to dance, painting to sculpture, film to poetry and more. All ideas are welcome and encouraged. Located in the heart of Milwaukee’s theatre and entertainment district, the 219-room hotel will feature art-inspired guestrooms, 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 11 event rooms and three restaurants, as well as bars and lounges. Design plans unveiled at the event include a theatre that will feature plays, lectures, classes and musical and dance performances; world-class gallery space; a working Artist-in-Residence studio that will give guests a window into the creative process; and event spaces to host rotating exhibitions, screenings, workshops and more.
“We are in the business of asking what-if and why not? People like adventure and authentic experiences and the opportunity to step out of their day-to-day. Saint Kate will be full of surprises for those who crave an enriching travel experience – to engage and explore, rather than simply observe. Our number-one goal is to challenge people’s thinking about art and the creative process. By tapping into our creative community, we are using art as a tool to show that there is beauty in the process as well as the finished product. All can be celebrated at Saint Kate,” said hotel visionary Greg Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation.
The hotel is currently seeking proposals from artists around the world that will be reviewed by an independent arts advisory board comprised of leaders from Milwaukee arts organizations and creative influencers. All ideas are welcome and should be emailed to: email@example.com.
“Where there is art, there is change and appreciation. Every time you visit Saint Kate it will be a different experience, a new perspective and a rewarding individual journey. From the moment guests walk through the door, they will have a new view of Milwaukee and the creative spirit that pulses through our streets. We are inviting the curious, the seekers, the inventors to be part of the Saint Kate experience and to use this new platform to share their expressions with the community,” Marcus said.
For more information on the vision and creative process of the arts hotel, please visit: www.SaintKateArts.com.
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Make It a Holiday to Remember at The Pfister Hotel, Hilton Milwaukee and InterContinental Milwaukee
Christmas trees, twinkling lights and festive feasts will soon arrive at the AAA Four-Diamond Pfister Hotel, AAA Four-Diamond Hilton Milwaukee City Center and InterContinental Milwaukee, bringing treasured holiday traditions back to town. Locals and visitors alike can look for a mix of classic holiday celebrations, as well as new, fun and energizing occasions to toast to the holiday season!
Top Three “Must Do” Holiday Events to Make 2018 a Holiday to Remember:
In addition to these can’t-miss events, enjoy a wide variety of holiday dinners and brunches at all three Milwaukee Marcus Hotels & Resorts properties:
125 Years of Holiday Spirit at The Pfister
Thanksgiving Bountiful Brunch at The Pfister
Breakfast with Santa
Mason Street Grill Christmas Carol Experience
Christmas Celebration Brunch
Special Holiday Room Promotions:
Holiday Traditions at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Wine Wednesdays at Milwaukee ChopHouse
Miller Time Pub & Grill Sweater Drive
Nightmare Before Christmas Party at Miller Time Pub & Grill
Celebrating the Holidays in Style at the InterContinental Milwaukee
Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner at Kil@Wat
Holiday Lights Kick-Off
Glühwein & Sweets Special at CLEAR
Christmas Eve Dinner at Kil@Wat
Christmas Day Brunch at Kil@Wat
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Experience the Tradition of Afternoon Tea at The Pfister Hotel
The hotel’s treasured afternoon tea experience will be offered every Saturday and Sunday through April 28, 2019
One of the AAA-Four Diamond Pfister Hotel’s most treasured traditions returns for another season. The hotel’s popular afternoon tea service, complete with a Pfister Tea Butler and tableside tea blending, kicked off this month and will now be available every Saturday and Sunday through April 28, 2019.
Reminiscent of the 19th century, The Pfister’s afternoon tea offers an elegant experience perfect for friends and families looking to enjoy a traditional English afternoon in Milwaukee’s most luxurious hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, The Pfister provides one of the best views of the city’s skyline as well as lavish surroundings to complete the high tea experience.
“As The Pfister celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, we are once again excited to bring back our popular tea service,” said Tim Smith, general manager of The Pfister Hotel. “This unique experience is a highly anticipated tradition for many, especially as we approach the busy holiday season. We hope our many guests will once again enjoy this treasured tradition with family and loved ones at Milwaukee’s most iconic hotel.”
During each afternoon high tea experience, guests are first greeted by a Pfister Tea Butler who educates them on each variety of tea, the unique flavors, blending options and pairing suggestions. Presented in all-silver service, including a replica of an 18th century self-tipping teapot, tea is paired with a special menu complete with fresh scones, sandwiches and pastries. For ladies and gentlemen 12 years or younger, an All Grown Up menu is also available which includes Vermont ham and cheddar finger sandwiches, herbed chicken salad tartlets, raspberry milk chocolate tarts and warm sipping chocolate.
As part of its tea service, The Pfister Hotel is proud to offer a fine selection of Rishi Teas in 12 varieties, including its signature blend, Pfister 1893, exclusively crafted in 2013 in conjunction with Milwaukee-based Rishi Tea. Pfister 1893 features a blend of jasmine and wild rose-scented white teas infused with rejuvenating peppermint and calming lavender. The high tea experience is complete with delightful music by a pianist, a cozy fireplace and fine selections of Veuve Cliquot or Veuve Cliquot Rose.
Individuals of all ages interested in experiencing The Pfister’s afternoon tea are invited and encouraged to reserve early for this popular series. Seatings are available Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 414-935-5950.
Please visit The Pfister Afternoon Tea for more information on menu selections and pricing.
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