Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 05:04 pm
A California-based hotel company has purchased Midway Motor Lodge in Brookfield for $5.6 million.
The 122-room hotel located just south of Interstate 94 at 1025 S. Moorland Road, was sold to an affiliate of Dhillon Group of Companies, based in Dublin, Calif.
Raj Dhillon, president of Dhillon Companies, could not immediately be reached for comment.
According to the company’s web site, Dhillon companies owns a Holiday Inn and a La Quinta in Montana, a Holiday Inn Express in Boise and a Best Western in North Dakota and in Montana.
The Midway Motor Lodge used to be a Best Western but lost that flag.
In December, representatives from the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West attended a Milwaukee County Research Park Board meeting hoping to stop a proposal by VJS Development Group to build a 130-room hotel at the Research Park in Wauwatosa. During their presentation, the Crowne Plaza management said the three hotels on Moorland Road were suffering and have had to change brands.
In addition to the Midway Motor Lodge, which used to be a Best Western, the Embassy Suites on Moorland Road was converted to an independent brand and the Marriott was converted to a Sheraton and subsequently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.