Kahler Slater worked with First Hospitality Group on the adaptive reuse of a historic office building to become a 128-key Hilton Garden Inn.
The first phase included key plan studies for various hotel brands, code analysis, historic consulting services and entitlement support, and architectural and interior design work. The second phase included reimagining of the lobby restaurant space to modernize the guest experience. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated as a City of Milwaukee Landmark. As such, we worked closely with the State Historic Preservation Office, National Park Service and the City to ensure compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and to fully utilize Historic Preservation Tax Credits.