The Milwaukee Art Museum is not the only reason to visit Milwaukee. Wisconsin’s biggest city is known for its diverse immigrant heritage, music, festivals, and breweries.
The first residents of Milwaukee were members of the Menominee, Potowatami, Mascoutin, and Fox tribes. The city’s name allegedly comes from an Algonquin word, millioki, which meant “gathering place by the waters.” By now, millions of people have gathered by these waters. The Milwaukee area has 1.5 million residents and millions more visitors come every year to enjoy Milwaukee’s many activities, parks, and events.
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The beautifully restored Ambassador Hotel preserves the original Art Deco style which has made it a Milwaukee landmark since the 1920s. Marble floors, elegant bronze elevator doors, and Art Deco detailing are the backdrop for the sumptuous bedding, modern amenities, and top-rated onsite restaurant and lounge where you can enjoy memorable cuisine in a relaxed, yet sophisticated atmosphere. The Ambassador offers complimentary shuttle service, complimentary wireless internet access, fitness center, concierge services, and so much more. Guests can enjoy the Art Lovers packages including tickets to the Milwaukee Art Museum along with exclusive Café Calatrava and Museum Shop discounts. Call toll free 888-322-DECO (3326) or visit ambassadormilwaukee.com.
Experience the uncommon elegance of Hotel Metro’s all suite, European-style hotel, located in Downtown Milwaukee in the heart of the arts and entertainment district. Recommended by the New York Times this eco-friendly hotel is known for its historic building and unique Art Deco design. Call for a special Artwaukee Package which includes two tickets to the Milwaukee Art Museum, valet parking, and a $50 food & beverage gift certificate to METRO. Call (414) 272-1937 or toll-free (877) 638-7620 to reserve. Visit hotelmetro.com for more details.
The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee is a contemporary urban hotel located in the bustling arts and entertainment district of downtown Milwaukee. This Travel Green Wisconsin hotel is highly praised for reducing its environmental footprint through eco-friendly practices such as Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. Hyatt’s industry-leading effort to provide food and beverages that are good for our people, our planet, and our communities. The hotel also boasts spacious rooms, fabulous views of Milwaukee, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere throughout. Call 414-276-1234 for reservations or book online at hyatt.com.888-543-IRON (4766) for details or visit: Iron Horse Hotel.
The Pfister Hotel is Milwaukee’s premier historic AAA Four Diamond hotel. Built in 1893, the hotel boasts over 120 years of service excellence and commitment to the arts. The hotel was a vision of local businessman, Charles Pfister. Charles was a collector of fine Victorian art and he and his son Guido began collecting pieces to adorn the walls of the hotel. The Pfister now possesses the largest collection of Victorian Art of any hotel in the world. In 2009, the hotel added an Artist in Residence program where guests are invited to see art being made in real time. The Artist in Residence is a year-long position and each artist leaves behind a legacy piece, adding to and modernizing the existing collection. Book Reservations at 414-273-8222 or online at thepfisterhotel.com.
Both charmingly historic and eclectically modern, The Plaza is a true neighborhood boutique hotel. We’re proud to be a classic walk-up, European-style hotel; part of our charm is the terrazzo and wrought iron staircase (that’s right, no elevators). But don’t fret, our friendly and helpful staff are happy to carry your bags upstairs for you. We welcome you to come and explore The Plaza Hotel—your Milwaukee adventure awaits. Call (414) 276-2101 or visit plazahotelmilwaukee.com.
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The Museum works cooperatively with other Milwaukee museums and arts organizations. Consider extending your stay to visit some of these great attractions.