Marriott Hotels expands in the Midwest with the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown

Opens the brand's first hotel in Milwaukee's downtown area

Jun 26, 2013, 11:00 ET from White Lodging Services Corporation

MILWAUKEE, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Street Partners and White Lodging today announced the opening of the 205-room Milwaukee Marriott Downtown under a long-term management agreement with White Lodging.

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Marriott Hotels is the company's flagship brand with more than 500 properties in nearly 60 countries globally. The Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, 323 E. Wisconsin Ave., is the brand's first hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

"This is a very exciting time for Milwaukee and for everyone involved with the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown," said Jeffery S. Hess, the hotel's general manager. "Being able to open ahead of schedule to accommodate Summerfest and the busy summer season in Milwaukee is a testament to all the hard work put forth by our construction and design crews, staff and partners. We are thrilled to begin welcoming guests to this beautiful new space and look forward to making the hotel and restaurant a destination for locals and visitors alike."

Each of the hotel's 205 rooms features luxurious accommodations to help revitalize mind, body and spirit with plush signature Revive® bedding and accessories. Perfect for the on-the-go traveler, all hotel rooms feature Plug-In technology panels for superior connectivity, as well as flat-screen televisions and in-room Wi-Fi.

The hotel features 9,000 square feet of versatile event space to accommodate events of all shapes and sizes. Longtime Milwaukee jeweler Schwanke-Kasten will have a store in the hotel.

Millioke- Meat. Cheese. Beer., the hotel's restaurant, will feature a menu focusing on locally grown produce and brewed craft beers. The restaurant is committed to partnerships with local vendors including Milwaukee's own Usinger's Famous Sausage and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. In addition, Millioke, which gets its name from the Alquoguin word meaning the good land, has 15 local suppliers and the menu will offer at least 15 Wisconsin cheeses at all times. Get the latest information from the restaurant by visiting or following it on Twitter @MilliokeMKE

Guests may also refuel on the go with Starbucks; the full-service coffee-shop inside the hotel serves all day beverages and light fare.

The $54 million Milwaukee Marriott Downtown fronts North Milwaukee Street and East Wisconsin Avenue and was constructed around the existing Johnson Bank building at 333 E. Wisconsin Ave. It incorporates a majority of the existing 19th century Wisconsin Avenue buildings that originally stood on the site and their facades. Construction on the property began in late 2011.

Situated in the heart of the East Town, just steps from the historic Third Ward district, guests are perfectly positioned within walking distance of top attractions, including the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee Art Museum, Pabst Theater, Cathedral Square Park, and the famed Milwaukee River Walk.

For more information or reservations, please call the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown at (414) 278-5999 or visit

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit

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White Lodging Services Corporation - was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 166 hotels in 21 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

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