This rendering, produced
by Thrive Architects, shows exterior building upgrades
planned for what is now a Super 8 at 2510 Plaza Court on
Waukesha’s far northeast side. The owners of the hotel
are in the process of transitioning the property to a
Comfort Inn, which would be a change from an economy to
a more midscale offering.
WAUKESHA — Visitors to the Waukesha area will soon have
a new place to spend the night.
Omaha Hotels, the company that owns the Super 8 at 2510
Plaza Court on the city’s far northeast side, recently
approached the city about plans to transition the
property to a Comfort Inn.
company is already in the process of making the interior
renovations necessary for the brand change, but needed
the Plan Commission’s approval on proposed exterior
renovations to the structure.
company got that approval on Wednesday when
commissioners signed off on a final site plan that,
among other things, calls for changes to the building’s
entrance and a 217-squarefoot addition that will house a
new elevator and mechanical room.
General manager of the property, Andy Patel, said Omaha
Hotels hopes to complete the $1.5 million renovation
sometime this fall.
“Right now we have signed up for a month-to-month
contract with Super 8 through the end of the year. That
is how much time we have to basically switch over to
Comfort Inn,” Patel said.
part of the transition the hotel will be getting an
interior makeover as well.
interior renovations, which have been underway since
November, call for new carpeting, drywall, and new
mattresses and furniture.
“Everything pretty much needs to be redone,” Patel said.
“We are going slowly because we are open.”
Patel said he hopes to see exterior renovations and
construction work begin sometime after Labor Day
all the work is done it will need to pass muster with
Choice Hotels, the company that owns the Comfort Inn
brand, he said.
“With Comfort Inn it’s a higher brand standard,” Patel
said. “In this area we don’t have too many midscale
properties. It’s basically either high end or economy.
It will be a good sector to be in. Our management owns
15 to 17 hotels, and most of them are Choice, so they
know what they are getting into.”