A new 127-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel opened recently in downtown Milwaukee.
The hotel is located at 611 N. Broadway, in the Loyalty Building, which was built in 1886 as the headquarters for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
The six-story, 92,000-square-foot building was previously used as a multi-tenant office building that struggled with a high vacancy rate. But the building has a five-story atrium topped by a large skylight that made it a natural fit for a conversion to a hotel.
It was purchased by Rosemont, Ill.-based First Hospitality Group Inc., which recently completed the $19 million project to convert the building into a hotel. Milwaukee-based Kahler Slater was the architect for the project. The general contractor was Madison-based Stevens Construction Corp.
BizTimes Milwaukee recently took a tour of the hotel. Click here to see a video of the tour.