Milwaukee Business Journal: NBA Finals a ‘shot in the arm’ for Milwaukee’s hospitality industry


2020 was supposed to be Milwaukee’s year with the Democratic National Convention coming to the city in July. Not only was that postponed and scaled back to such little citywide impact, but the Covid-19 pandemic plagued the hospitality industry from hotels and tourist attractions to bars and restaurants.

Now in 2021, as the nation sees progress in Covid-19 recovery, Milwaukee also is reaping the benefits that professional sports has had on the hospitality industry with the Milwaukee Bucks success heading to the NBA Finals.

Brandon Drusch, general manager at The Saint Kate-the Arts Hotel, and Tim Smith, general manager of The Pfister Hotel, share their thoughts on the Bucks’ journey to the NBA Finals with the Milwaukee Business Journal. Read the full story here.