Saint Kate to commemorate milestone anniversary with unique offers and experiences throughout the month of June and beyond

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, an award-winning hotel owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, unveiled today a month of celebrations to commemorate five artful years in Milwaukee. Drawing inspiration from Saint Catherine, the patron saint of artists, Saint Kate officially opened its doors on June 4, 2019, and quickly became known for the modern and artfully stylish experience it provides to both business and leisure guests. As one of the first hotels in the nation to broadly celebrate the arts in many different forms, Saint Kate is today recognized as Milwaukee’s most exciting hotel and a lively partner in growing the city’s extraordinary arts and entertainment scene.

“Whether you are here on a business trip, a getaway weekend or just stopping in for a drink at the Bar, Saint Kate brings people together to arouse their imaginations, encourage their curiosity, and feed their creativity,” said Dana Johnson, general manager of Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel. “We made a bold choice five years ago to bring a hospitality experience to Milwaukee unlike any other, and the response from locals, leisure and business travelers, and visiting groups has exceeded all expectations. From our associates to our artistic partners and our valued guests, thank you for an incredible five years!”

To celebrate the hotel’s anniversary, Saint Kate recognizes the many ways it is uniquely special – from art programming to guest rooms, food and drink experiences, music and more. All of Milwaukee, and all hotel guests, are invited to join in the celebration and engage with what inspires and moves them.


Now through the end of the year, Saint Kate will offer a special package with five of the hotel’s signature amenities. Guests can enjoy a split of champagne with fresh cotton candy from the comfort of their room, a miniature reproduction from Saint Kate’s Seed Collection or a one-of-a-kind work from Saint Kate’s Artist in Residence, their very own ukulele to take with them, as well as a bundle of guest-favorites including Eraser Soap and a candle with Saint Kate’s signature scent.


Saint Kate’s restaurants and bars, collectively elevating the dining experience to an art form, will offer several celebration specials throughout the month of June.

  • the Bar, the place to see and be seen, will have an extended happy hour until 5:55 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will also feature $5 domestic beer all month as well as a special anniversary cocktail – a Sparkling Cosmo – available only for the month-long celebration. As one of the only hotels in downtown Milwaukee to offer live music seven days a week, Saint Kate will spotlight its “favorite” musicians during Saint Kate Sounds at the Bar throughout the celebration.
  • Giggly, the hotel’s second floor bar offering champagne, global sparkling wines and a variety of cocktails, is bringing back a beloved specialty drink for a limited time. Guests can indulge in a Cotton Candy Flute as a special toast to Saint Kate’s impact on Milwaukee and beyond.
  • ARIA, Saint Kate’s signature restaurant, will offer its delicious baked goat cheese starter for $5 with the purchase of any entrée. Served with tomato jam and grilled ciabatta bread, the appetizer is the perfect start to a delectable meal.
  • Proof Pizza, a fast-casual Neapolitan-style pizza joint at Saint Kate, will celebrate with a special Elote pizza throughout June. The pizza will feature chipotle crème fraiche, tajin roasted corn, cotija cheese, roasted garlic and cilantro for a fresh, yet spicy, bite to eat.

In addition to these specials, be on the lookout for Kate’s Krew, Saint Kate’s very own “prize patrol,” as they will be roaming the streets of downtown Milwaukee and the nearby Theater District throughout June, offering Saint Kate branded swag and coupons to use at the hotel’s restaurants and bars. Follow Saint Kate’s Instagram to learn where Kate’s Krew will be every Wednesday and Friday in June.


Known for its extensive arts programming, Saint Kate will highlight five works from its permanent Seed Collection throughout June. Guests are invited to view these pieces on their own or through the Champagne Gallery Tours, an intimate tour of Saint Kate’s art collection and featured gallery with Curator in Residence Shane McAdams. Complete with a glass of bubbly, the Champagne Gallery Tours are offered every Friday starting at 5 p.m.  In addition to this tour, Artist in Residence Anwar Floyd-Pruitt offers AIR Time: Art & Studio Tours of Saint Kate’s permanent collection, feature exhibitions, and his residency space each Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are required for both tours.

Guests and locals can also visit Saint Kate’s Artist Pop-Up Shop. Located near Kate’s Curiosities, the hotel’s gift shop, the Artist Pop-up Shop will include works from artists that have been featured at the hotel during the past five years. Guests can browse and shop at the Artist Pop-Up Shop each Saturday through June 30.

To learn more about the many ways in which Saint Kate is celebrating this artful anniversary, please visit: saintkatearts.com/anniversary.


Recognized as one of Milwaukee’s most esteemed hotels with an elite award repertoire, Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel is among the first hotels in the nation to broadly celebrate the arts in its many forms – from music to dance, painting, sculpture, film and poetry. With a prime location in the city’s Theater District and within walking distance of notable arts and entertainment attractions, the Third Ward and Fiserv Forum, Saint Kate serves as a creative hub for the city offering intimate and immersive arts experiences.

Since opening in 2019, Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel has left an imprint on Milwaukee, its flourishing art scene, and every guest that walks through its doors. Its immersive arts programming invites all to explore the hotel’s ever-changing gallery spaces, create their own art using drawing paper, the ukulele and record player in the guest rooms as well as listen to live music seven days a week at the Bar. There are also opportunities to sleep in a masterpiece in Saint Kate’s four Canvas Rooms, guest rooms designed entirely by local artists. In addition, guests and locals alike explore the culinary arts at the hotel’s numerous on-site restaurants and bars.

This unique guest experience has earned Saint Kate numerous honors locally, regionally, and nationally over the years, including being named a ‘Best New Hotel’ by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards in 2020 and continually being ranked as a top hotel in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award, as well as earning a Four Diamond distinction from AAA. Saint Kate was also featured on Hotels by Design Season 2 for its superior design and unmatched dedication to the arts.

Saint Kate is deeply committed to Milwaukee’s thriving arts and non-profit communities and has donated to various nonprofit organizations across Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin. Through stays in its exclusive Canvas Rooms, where a portion of proceeds from each stay are donated to local and state-wide art initiatives, as well as special food and beverage promotions, and more, the hotel is proud to play a part in helping the community thrive.

For more information or to book reservations, please visit: www.saintkatearts.com

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 16 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S., including Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes unique food and beverage concepts, developed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, such as Mason Street Grill, ARIA Restaurant, Milwaukee ChopHouse, Miller Time® Pub & Grill, and SafeHouse® Restaurant. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.