Perhaps the most well-known hotel in downtown Milwaukee, The Pfister has been a part of the city's landscape for over a century. Entering the lobby is like being transported to another world, filled with Victorian art that rivals many collections throughout the world. They are a AAA Four-Diamon Hotel and they are located three blocks from Lake Michigan. The hotel overlooks Milwaukee's east side, and is a few steps from the Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee's famous Summerfest grounds. The hotel features world class customer service, hi-speed WI-FI Internet access, and a smoke free environment. The hotel's martini bar, Blu, is located on the 23rd floor and offers amazing views of downtown and Lake Michigan.
Hosting your event at The Pfister is exciting for you and your guests. Their experienced staff will help you plan your occasion from beginning to end. Available for your use are ballrooms, boardrooms, and small gathering areas. Events can be catered and feature simple bites to sit-down, several course meals.
The hotel is part of the Green Wisconsin travel program, which is a review and certification program for hotels. The goal is to reduce the environmental impact of group accomodations, and encourage businesses to set goals and take action toward using sustainable, environmentally conscious materials.
The Pfister is located right on Wisconsin Avenue, within walking distance of dining, shopping, and entertainment. You can walk to the lake or visit the art museum which is just a few steps away. If you are interested in shopping, there are a variety of options in the area including a used book store featuring more than a dozen rooms worth of books, the Shops at Grand Avenue Mall, or the Third Ward. The Third Ward is filled with trendy shops, crafty boutiques, and elegrant dining options.
The Milwaukee art scene is alive and thriving, and The Pfister puts you within reach of it all. While in town, you can visit The Pabst Theater, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, the Bradley Center, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the Milwaukee Ballet, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Florentine Opera, the Milwaukee Public Museum, and the Betty Brinn Children's Museum. Even residents of the city often do not realize how rich the cultural life is in Cream City. Those staying at The Pfister while in town can experience it all.
On-site art is also something the hotel offers its guests. An expansive collection of Victorian art is displayed throughout the hotel, and recently, The Pfister has begun an Artist in Residence Program. This program brings a working studio to the hotel, as well as gallery that allows guests and visitors to enjoy the art of the featured local artist. The displays open with a kick-off gallery night, and are open to the public for viewing.
If you are visiting Milwaukee and you would like to stay at a hotel that encompasses the city's rich heritage, that it located in the heart of the best the city has to offer, consider making a reservation at the historic Pfister Hotel.