Delafield Hotel sold for $2.5 million

By Freeman Staff

June 6, 2015

The Delafield Hotel has been sold to Hendricks Commercial Properties, which will update some of the building’s features.    
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DELAFIELD - The Delafield Hotel has been sold to Hendricks Commercial Properties for $2.5 million, Hendricks President and CEO Rob Gerbitz confirmed.

“Our immediate plans are more operational in terms of management and operational procedures. We have promoted Erin McDonald from sales and catering director to general manger. We are very excited about Erin and the rest of the staff joining our team and taking the Delafield Hotel to the next level,” Gerbitz said.

“We are simultaneously working with our interior designer on interior common area updates and an overall refreshing of the space. We will also be doing some exterior updates as well.”

Prior to the sale, the hotel’s previous owners, 616 Hospitality Group, had to pay off the $4.4 million owed to Ixonia Bank, as well as about $113,000 in back taxes.

A former chief operating officer for developer Bob Lang, who built the hotel in 2006 as well as other Colonial- style buildings in downtown Delafield, Gerbitz has been working toward buying the hotel for several months. In April, he described seeing untapped potential in the upscale facility. At the time, he pledged significant money would be spent on promotion and marketing if the deal went through.