By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jun 30, 2016 at 1:26 PM

After months of anticipation, the eight-story, 158-room Kimpton Journeyman hotel, along with its Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Tre Rivali and scenic rooftop bar The Outsider, officially opened its doors to the public today.

OnMilwaukee was there at this morning's ribbon-cutting ceremony to give you some of the first views of everything the new Third Ward hotspot has to offer – from the rooms to the restaurants to even some Simon & Garfunkel.

Dignitaries

The ceremony began at 10 a.m. with dedications by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ Vice President of Operations Ron Vlasic, as well as Mayor Tom Barrett.

And beer, of course!

General Manager Patrick Gaskin completed the ceremony with the declaration, "Let there be beer!" after which Kevin Wright, brewmaster at the soon-to-open Third Space Brewing, tapped a firkin of Happy Place Midwest Pale Ale to mark the occasion.

Cheers!

After the festivities, we headed into the hotel for a peek at the rooms, restaurant and rooftop bar. Here's a peek at what we saw.

Simon & Garfunkel

Modern meeting spaces

Condo-like rooms

With vintage Summerfest posters

Suites with luxurious tubs

And ceramic friends in every room

The cafe

The upscale casual of Tre Rivali

With its snazzy barside details

Best view in the city at The Outsider

Indoor seating

Umbrellas and fire pits

Shuffleboard

Tre Rivali is open for breakfast weekdays from 7 through 10 a.m. and weekends from 8 through 11 a.m. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. The cafe is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., while The Outsider is open daily from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.