The FINANCIAL — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. on February 23 announced that industry-innovator Westin Hotels & Resorts is set to debut in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in Summer 2017. Owned by Jackson Street Holdings and managed by White Lodging, The Westin Milwaukee will open on the US Bank campus at the heart of downtown with financing from BMO Harris and Anchor Bank.
“The Westin Milwaukee is a highly anticipated addition to our growing portfolio and is poised to energize the lodging market at the heart of this city’s vibrant downtown,” said Bob Jacobs, Vice President of Brand Management, North America, Westin Hotels & Resorts. “From our iconic Heavenly Bed to our Gear Lending partnership with New Balance, we look forward to welcoming guests to The Westin Milwaukee, ensuring that they leave feeling better than when they arrived.”
The newly constructed Westin will feature 220 guestrooms and suites, with stunning views overlooking Lake Michigan and the downtown skyline, designed to inspire a sense of well-being. The hotel will also feature 9,000 square feet of well-appointed meeting facilities, a unique fine dining restaurant and lobby bar, featuring the Westin brand’s signature nutrient-rich SuperFoodsRX menu, the WestinWORKOUT gym and Westin’s innovative programs and instinctive service that aim to transform every aspect of a guest’s stay into a revitalizing experience, according to Starwood.
“The Westin Milwaukee will be connected indoors to over 3,000 people working in downtown and will be the closest hotel to Lake Michigan, offering business and leisure travelers a unique well-being proposition, as only Westin can,” said Chris Anderson, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer with White Lodging. “We’re thrilled to continue our great relationship with Jackson Street, especially playing a role in a beautiful addition to the Milwaukee skyline and the introduction of an elevated wellness brand to the market.”
“The Westin Milwaukee will mark an important debut for Westin, paving the way for the further development of Starwood’s lifestyle brands in this key mid-western market,” said Allison Reid, Senior Vice President of Development, North America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “Having recently surpassed 200 hotels globally, the Westin brand continues to gain momentum in North America and around the world, propelled by the success of its distinctive well-being positioning and the enthusiasm of owners and developers who are eager to bring the brand to new markets.”
Just minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan, The Westin Milwaukee will connect directly to the US Bank Complex’s Galleria level and is close to the corporate headquarters of Northwestern Mutual, Johnson Controls are the Wisconsin Center, the BMO Harris Bradley Center and Milwaukee Art Museum. The hotel is also walking distance to East Town Market, the historic Third Ward District and the shops and restaurants on the Milwaukee River Walk.