Opened in 1924, Hotel Northland was once the largest hotel in Wisconsin and the centerpiece of Green Bay’s social, cultural and civic scene for over 50 years. After being converted to senior apartments in 1980 and lying vacant since 2010, Kahler Slater was chosen by the development team to bring the eight-story landmark back to life.
Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the project was able to leverage Federal and State Historic Tax Credits to rehabilitate the property into a 160-room boutique hotel. Central to that effort, Kahler Slater served as architect and historic consultant, overseeing the exterior restoration of historic masonry, stucco, copper canopies and storefront windows, as well as interior fixtures, mosaic tile, woodwork, stone and plaster. Adherence to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation was a critical component of the project being officially certified by the National Park Service in October of 2019.
In addition to restoring primary public and guest floor spaces, Kahler Slater oversaw the design of new offices, meeting and fitness rooms, two restaurants, and a basement-level club featuring a bar and two regulation bowling lanes. The result is an authentic and sustainable preservation of a Green Bay icon, marrying historic architecture and contemporary design to serve the needs of the most discerning business and leisure clientele.
American Institute of Architects - Wisconsin Chapter, 2020
2019 Historic Restoration Award - Wisconsin Historical Society