History Milwaukee Hotel Reinvents Itself

The Ambassador Hotel near Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has undergone a reinvention over the last decade. Once a palatial, historic site, the hotel's reputation deteriorated over the years, becoming known for its seedy underpinnings and unsavory characters. In the early 21st century, it underwent a renovation and has once again become a premier destination for visitors to the city, as well as residents looking for a cool place to enjoy a cocktail at the end of the workday.

The hotel has been restored in an Art Deco style and combines its historic foundation with modern hotel amenities. The goal of the hotel is to offer luxury boutique accomodations to those visiting the Midwest. It combines comfort and elegance, allowing visitors to the city a respite right near the heart of Milwaukee's downtown. The hotel is quiet and non-smoking, with special attention paid to the comfort of each guest. Each room features complimentary high-speed, wireless internet access. There is also a wet bar, coffee maker, and refrigerator in each room, as well as a 40'' flat panel television with satellite programming and HBO channel. Each room also offers his and her bathrobes and slippers, hair dryers, irons and safes, and a complete line of Aveda toiletries. Guests may feel so comfortable in their room, they will choose to stay indoors instead of touring the Milwaukee area.

Room sizes vary and can accommodate a variety of parties. A single Queen Room offers guests one queen bed, and a King Deluxe comes with a king sized bed and a sitting area with a queen sized sleeper sofa. The Queen Deluxe Room has two queen beds and a sitting area with the queen sleeper sofa. The King Whirlpool Suite features a king sized bed, sitting area with the queen sleeper, and a whirlpool. Those looking to splurge can choose the Presidential Suite with one king sized bed, a sitting area with the queen sized sleeper sofa, and an adjoining suite with the whirlpool, a queen sleeper, a 2nd bathroom, wet bar, and television. This suite would be well-suited for those traveling with other couples, friends, or larger families.

One of the advantages to staying at a boutique hotel is the focus the staff places on customer service. Guests are entitled to complimentary parking, which is quite the commodity in downtown Milwaukee. There is also shuttle service throughout the Milwaukee area, servicing a variety of the local events and attractions. The hotel features a fitness center with a variety of cardio machines and individual televisions screens. Massage services are offered at the hotel, so after a workout you can relax and unwind during your stay. There is an onsite business center, laundry and dry cleaning services, a valet, concierge, and 24 hour room service. Many of these ammenities will please Midwest business travelers, and the hotel is more than happy to make every attempt to accommodate your business travel needs. Limousine service is also available through the Blackline Limousine Company.

Envoy is the hotel's onsite restaurant, popular among travelers and locals. This hip, upscale dining establishment is the place to be seen in downtown Milwaukee. If you are in town on business, vacation, or just looking for a great place to stay in Wisconsin, consider the updated, renovated Ambassador Hotel.

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