Hotel Scoop: Milwaukee’s Saint Kate — The Arts Hotel

Every detail is curated at Saint Kate — The Arts Hotel, 139 East Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, right down to the soap at the sink in the guests’ bathroom. According to its designer, the artist Niki Johnson, the soap won a national design award (not sure which one, though). Then again, Saint Kate isn’t a usual hotel.

For starters, it’s owned and operated by locals. The Marcus Corporation of Milwaukee took the former InterContinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee into its Marcus Hotels & Resorts division and, using the design skills of New York City interior designer Stonehill Taylor, transformed it into a hotel focused on the arts — but kicks the concept up a notch or two.

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