US: Kimpton Hotels and Resorts will operate a 158-room property being built by local developer HKS Holdings LLC.
The eight-storey hotel will be built at the north-east corner of Broadway and East Chicago Street in the historic Third Ward neighbourhood, and is set to open in 2015. It is being designed by Milwaukee-based Kahler Slater Architects.
Kimpton said the hotel will have a “chef-driven, destination restaurant” on the first floor, a rooftop bar, a fitness centre and meeting space.
Kimpton chief executive officer Mike Depatie said: “We’re seeing a growth demand for our style of boutique hotels in the market and have been attracted to Milwaukee for some time. We’re thrilled to be growing our Kimpton footprint in the Midwest. Milwaukee, in particular the Third Ward and its eclectic and artistic character, fits perfectly with our hotel collection.”
Other Milwaukee boutique hotels include The Iron Horse, while a 90-room boutique hotel, called the Brewhouse Inn & Suites, is under construction at the former Pabst brewery.