The Commerce building at the corner of West Wells Street and North 4th Street is a 6-story historic structure being adapted to a 109-guestroom Marriott Springhill Suites. The extended stay hotel is strategically located to serve both the Wisconsin Center conference facility and the new Milwaukee Bucks arena. Using State and Federal Historic Tax Credits, the sensitive renovation revitalizes the streetscape by restoring the storefront and adding active uses along what now will be a pedestrian friendly experience.
The first floor of the hotel includes the lobby, lounge areas, the guest reception area and accommodations for a full-service restaurant. The upper floors include 25 to 35 guestrooms per floor intermixed with commercial office uses. The layout of each floor and creative design of guestrooms helps maximize the efficiency of the building in what would normally be considered an atypical hotel footprint.