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Downtown Milwaukee and the neighborhoods around it are on the move. Â
Cranes nearly every where are signs of development, building and growth.Â New residents, new offices, new towers and, of course, new hotels.Â
While I love many of our Milwaukee mainstays, especially The Pfister Hotel, Iron Horse Hotel and the Intercontinental, I welcome the new comers and am really looking forward to all that they will offer visitors and locals.Â
Hereâ€™s a short list of whatâ€™s up next in the greater Downtown Milwaukee hotel world.Â Which ones are you most looking forward to?
Broadway and Chicago Street
By mid-next year, 158 more rooms will be added to the Downtown neighborhood, with the opening of a new Kimpton Hotel at the northeast corner of Broadway and Chicago Street in the Historic Third Ward.Â Rooftop deck and rumors of a celebrity chef should make this a popular destination.
500 N. Water St.
Late 2016 or early 2017
This is the conversation by Kenosha-based Bear Development of the "Joey Buona's building" (Button Building) into a 94-room extended stay hotel. Great location, right next to the Milwaukee Public Market.Â
Choice Hotels International
Plankinton Avenue and Clybourn Street
A Chicago developer plans to build a 110-150 room hotel on the block northwest of Plankinton Avenue and Clybourn Street.Â Clark Street Real Estate has owned this site since 2008.Â Clark Street plans to partner with Choice Hotels International, Inc. â€“ which owns several hotel brands including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites and Clarion â€“ on the project, according to BizTimes.Â Â Â
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