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5 reasons Milwaukee's excited about The Kimpton Journeyman

Published April 17, 2016

A number of new hotels are on the horizon for Milwaukee, but the new Kimpton property -- the first in town -- is among the most anticipated. The Journeyman, on the corner of Broadway and Chicago, should be open by late June. Here are some features attracting the most attention.

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Ambassador Hotel a charming old gem that's been polished to feel new

Published April 16, 2016

The Ambassador Hotel is an establishment existing in charmingly colorful contrast with itself. The Milwaukee landmark, which has been a fixture on the west side of Downtown for nearly 90 years, is an intriguing juxtaposition of many things all at once.

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New boutique and suite hotels keep coming to Downtown Milwaukee

Published April 16, 2016

Hotel rooms are expanding with openings imminent or on the drawing board for the near future. Perhaps the one drawing the most attention is the Klimpton Journeyman Hotel, scheduled to open in the Historic Third Ward in June.

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How to avoid bloodsucking bedbugs when traveling

Published April 14, 2016

The disturbing fact is, bedbugs are found everywhere - from cheap flop houses to the most opulent hotels. Randy Rupert, team leader of Batzner Pest Control's bedbug services, shares tips on how to prevent bringing these vampire bugs home from hotels.

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Step back into the 1920s at The Plaza Hotel

Published April 14, 2016

Charming. It's a word I repeated a multitude of times to myself during a recent stay at The Plaza Hotel, a 1920s vintage hotel I'm certain is often overlooked all too often by travelers to the Cream City.

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Sheridan House serves up scrumptious serenity

Published April 13, 2016

There are many reasons why we are now smitten with the Sheridan House, located at 5133 N. Lake Dr. in Cudahy, but first and foremost, it is - hands down - the cleanest hotel we have ever stayed in.

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Whether for the future or right now, the Aloft is doing A-OK

Published April 13, 2016

Standing out in front of the Aloft, the view is not optimal - but only for now. The new Bucks arena and entertainment district will soon be moving in, and as long as Aloft keeps up its cozy and cool ways, it should right in the middle of it.

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CLEAR brings ramen Downtown

Published April 13, 2016

Ramen in Downtown Milwaukee? Yes, please. Here's what to expect from the new ramen bowl offerings from CLEAR Bar & Lounge in the InterContinental Hotel Downtown.

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Brushing up on hometown hotels

Published April 11, 2016

During last year's Hotel Week, I mentioned that I could tell you more from experience about Chicago hotels than I could about Milwaukee ones, because, well, I live here and so I've very rarely experienced a Brew City hotel. That's changing.

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Hilton Garden Inn occupies a prime piece of Milwaukee history

Published April 11, 2016

You don't even have to step inside to realize that the hotel at 611 N. Broadway in Downtown Milwaukee isn't your run of the mill Hilton Garden Inn. While the mid-priced hotels are pretty much invariably nice, they rarely leave you breathless. This Downtown property just might.

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Staycation in the suburbs

Published Nov. 15, 2015

Perhaps my first staycation experience - in Tosa of all places - would give me a new glimpse of an old, familiar neighborhood. It didn't, but there are reasons people seek out a suburban hotel, especially this time of year.

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5 great Chicago hotels

Published Nov. 12, 2015

I look for any excuse to stay in the Windy City - with my wife, with the whole family and sometimes with one kid at a time. Over the years, we've experienced quite a few hotels. Here are 5 of the best.