Glendale hotel conversion to Holiday Inn completed

A grand opening event was held recently to celebrate the completion of an $8 million project to convert the 160-room former Milwaukee River Hilton hotel at 4700 N. Port Washington Road in Glendale into the Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront hotel.

The hotel is managed by Greenbelt, Md.-based Chesapeake Hospitality.

Updated features in the hotel include an expanded lobby offering an open gathering space for guests and a new bar area highlighting surrounding river views. The guest rooms feature updated décor, new furniture and bathroom fixtures.

In addition, the hotel’s Anchorage Restaurant rolled out a menu featuring a variety of seafood options along with more contemporary culinary offerings.

“The newly enhanced features of the hotel, including the revamped banquet room and riverside outdoor patio, are better suited to highlight our unique location, while improving our ability to service corporate events and other functions,” said hotel general manager Brian Brooks.

“We are very excited to share with the community a hotel that leverages the ambiance of the river with contemporary rooms and public areas for the residents of Glendale and Milwaukee. The fully renovated ballroom and other meeting spaces were designed to meet the sophisticated needs of area residents who have responded very warmly to these upgrades. We are particularly pleased to partner with IHG/Holiday Inn and Chesapeake Hospitality who bring a strong and loyal customer base along with a guest-centric management philosophy,” said Nagib Lakhani on behalf of the investor group who purchased the hotel and undertook the renovations.

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