Milwaukee's First Green Hotel


The Hotel Metro in Milwaukee is one of the area's most unique travel destinations. They have chosen to stand out among their peers by transforming to the area's first ecologically friendly hotel in the area. Travel and Leisure rated the hotel as onf othe top hotels in the world. The hotel feels they offer historic European elegance in a boutique hotel, convenient to Milwaukee's best attractions. This desire to be the best grows from a rich and interesting history. The hotel offers old world charm, combined with modern luxury and top of the line customer service. The hotel is located in a historic area of Milwaukee, and stands out just as it did during the Art Deco movement. The high ceilings and curved surfaces of the building make it a true classic. In 1937, when it was built, it was used as an office building. It was the first office building to offer employees the luxury of central air conditioning.

In 1996, the building was purchased by Jamie Hummer, John Ogden, and John Wolter. They renovated it with an effort to respect and honor the building's original architecture. The Metro's interior is an interpretation of the 1930's style, but uses sustainable products to make it as green as possible. The building is the first hotel in Wisconsin to be certified by Travel Green Wisconsin and also the first to apply for LEED certification. This combination of old-world elegance and modern sustainability makes the hotel a popular destination among tourists.

The hotel features a variety of rooms including the basic master suite, deluxe suites, and spa suites. The hotel is pet friendly in certain rooms, and guests brining along their furry companions will get a queen bed and special treat for their pet. There is a weight limit of 25 pounds for dogs, and cats are welcome as well.

The hotel is a popular destination for wedding parties, and many of them are held at the Zen on Seven rooftop. This hip spot for private events features space for up to 50 guests. The sustainability of the hotel carries through to this area and there are bamboo floors, recycled glass tiles, a marble bar, an indoor and outdoor fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows, allowing for an amazing view of the downtown skyline. The space also features a waterfall, pond, and small garden. Imagine your wedding held in a trendy, eco-friendly location such as this!

Throughout the year, the hotel offers a variety of discount packages. The Romance package provides couples deluxe accomodations accompanied by a bottle of champagne and handmade chocolates, as well as a gift card for the onsite restaurant. Wine and spa packages are also available. Check their website for more details and price information.

In a city known for its cultural heritage and old world charm, the Hotel Metro in Milwaukee is a stand out. If you are looking for unique, eco-friendly accomodations, consider a stay at this elegant boutique hotel by Lake Michigan.

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