With Milwaukee selected for the first Westin Hotel in the state of Wisconsin, Kahler Slater was tasked with designing a building that would celebrate the flag’s arrival while infusing the standards of their internationally renowned brand.
The resulting Westin Downtown Milwaukee is a 220-guestroom hotel strategically positioned in the heart of Milwaukee’s employment center. At 9-stories, standing just blocks from the lakeshore and Summerfest grounds, the hotel gives guests dramatic views of downtown and Lake Michigan, with easy access to a wide variety of area businesses and entertainment options that surround.
The urban environment requires a street level to greet the guests and offer valet and bellman services, while the main lobby is on the second floor connecting to Milwaukee’s tallest building - the US Bank tower. The facility includes at 10,000 square foot conference facility, Stella Van Buren a full-service restaurant and bar, and a guestroom tower with up to 36 guestrooms per floor.
Mayor’s Design Award