The Milwaukee Art Museum is not the only reason to visit Milwaukee. Wisconsin’s biggest city is known for its diverse immigrant heritage, its music, its festivals, and its 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.
The Ambassador Hotel
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 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 www.ambassadormilwaukee.com.
The Comfort Inn & Suites® Downtown Lakeshore
Located in the Yankee Hill Historic District along the lakefront provides breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, Veterans Park and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Hotel guests enjoy complimentary hot breakfasts, internet access, fitness center access and more. Art Lover special packages offer two complimentary museum admissions along with exclusive Café Calatrava and Museum Store discounts. Call (414) 276-8800 for details or visit www.comfortinnmilwaukee.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. www.hotelmetro.com
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
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, 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. www.milwaukee.hyatt.com
Iron Horse Hotel
The Iron Horse Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel that delivers an authentic Milwaukee experience. The Iron Horse Hotel meets the distinct needs of corporate and leisure guests with a wide array of special services, and unparalleled amenities. Special Museum package includes breakfast and tickets to 2 world-renowned museums: the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Harley Davidson Museum. Call 1-888-543-IRON for details or visit: Iron Horse Hotel.
The Pfister 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 http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/accommodations
There is always something new happening in Milwaukee. These websites are good resources to learn what is going on.
Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Museum works cooperatively with other Milwaukee museums and arts organizations. Consider extending your stay to visit some of these great attractions.
Lynden Sculpture Gardens
Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Milwaukee Repertory Theatre
Skylight Opera Theatre
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums
Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
Institute of Visual Arts (Inova)
For more information, please contact the visitor services department at 414-224-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org