Hilton Garden Inn
Milwaukee Downtown

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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.

Powerful Results

Best New Development – Hotel
Business Journal Real Estate Award, 2013
Merit Award
The American Institute of Architects Wisconsin, 2013
Mayor’s Design Award
City of Milwaukee, 2013
Cream of the Cream City Award
City of Milwaukee, 2013
Frederick Olson Historic Preservation Award
Milwaukee County Historical Society, 2013
Top Projects Award
The Daily Reporter, 2013
Award of Merit, Renovation/Restoration
ENR Midwest’s Project of the Year Competition, 2013
AGC Build Wisconsin Award
Gold Award
ABC Projects of Distinction Award – Restoration

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