Marcus finishes Pfister Hotel renovations

Special to The Freeman

June 27, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corp., said it has completed the renovation of 176 of the Pfister Hotel’s guestrooms.

The finished room renovations are part of a multi-year, multi-million-dollar reinvestment in the downtown Milwaukee property, which includes new club floors offering additional amenities, a Club Lounge, and executive boardroom, according to a statement.

“The Pfister Hotel, built in 1893, was purchased out of bankruptcy by Ben Marcus, The Marcus Corp.’s founder, in 1962. The hotel’s tower was originally added to the building in 1966 to meet the growing demand from travelers and to add a contemporary look and modern amenities, while still embracing the rooms in the historic section of the hotel,” said Thomas F. Kissinger, interim president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts and senior executive vice president of The Marcus Corp.

“Once again, the tower guest rooms have been redesigned with today’s modern traveler in mind, while still preserving the art and history that makes the property a unique jewel,” he added.