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Kimpton is planning its first property in Georgia with the purchase of the historic Mulberry Inn in Savannah. The 145-room property is interesting because it was built in 1982 on the site of a former Coca-Cola bottling plant, then went bankrupt, and then became a Holiday Inn.
Even after joining the franchise, though, people continued referring to it as the Mulberry Inn rather than Holiday Inn because it just didn't 'feel' like a Holiday Inn. (Ask Rudy Giuliani--he stayed here once).
Apparently the timing is right for this next phase of the hotel's evolution because even though folks love the Mulberry Inn as a historic landmark, recent Yelp reviewers have called the place "noisy," "musty," and in need of an update. Hopefully, Kimpton's planned eight-month renovation project will make those complaints a thing of the past.
This bit of news today out of Milwaukee combines two of our favorite loves--beer and hotels. Cheers!
Two vacant buildings at the city's former Pabst brewery complex in downtown are being transformed into a 90-room hotel set to be called The Brewhouse Inn and Suites.
Milwaukee Biz Times reports the sudsy hotel is rising out of the former Brew House and Mill House buildings and that rooms will feature studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts. There will also be 5,000-sq.ft. of ground floor retail space of which we seriously hope they put a kickass brewery or bar inside of.
Groundbreaking is set for Monday, October 17 and the hotel should be completed within 14 months.
This is great news for Milwaukee which really only has one cool hotel in town, the motorcycle enthusiast's Iron Horse Hotel, so we hope that the Brewhouse delivers on its hops, er, rooms.
Never been to Milwaukee? Allow Alice Cooper and Wayne Campbell to enlighten you....
The hotel, which recently nabbed the "Best Boutique Hotel of the Year" award at the 2010 HD Boutique show in Miami, tipped us off a while back to its Foursquare Special Offer: Show your server at the Branded bar that you have checked in and you'll get 50% off your first drink. Dethrone the Mayor and you get 50% off your first round (up to six drinks).
Got a liver of steel? Or, shall we say...iron? Hope so 'cause the Iron Horse Hotel just opened up their new outdoor lounge and it looks like a place we'll be hittin' up the red hot second the next time we find ourselves in the Midwest. And you'd better hurry up and chug your drinks, because Milwaukee is only warm for, like, three months.
The new outdoor lounge, The Yard, is open for the season from 4:00 to 11:00 every day. It has a totally full bar outside and is located on the sunny west side of the property, with views out onto the Menomonee River and downtown. The decor is a must-see before you get too tipsy to enjoy it, too:
Table bases and floral planters are made from vintage factory carts, shade sails are held up by old Milwaukee telephone poles and the bar and tabletops are constructed from reclaimed original fire doors.
What causes a fully-grown (possibly even more than fully grown, *ahem*), athletic man (who has no problem with objects coming at him at 85 miles per hour) to sleep with a baseball bat beside him while he stays in an opulent, luxurious old hotel? Ghosties, of course.
Apparently, a bunch of ballplayers are going around claiming that the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee where many, many pro baseball and basketball teams stay when they're in town to play the Milwaukee teams is totes haunted.
Some not-so-surprising news outta Milwaukee today--The Iron Horse Hotel, a luxury boutique lodging for motorcyclists and business travelers alike has moved up the ranks of TripAdvisor to the number one slot.
We say "not-so-surprising" because the Iron Horse is really the first luxury boutique hotel to open in Milwaukee. Also probably not hurting them is the fact that it uniquely caters to hog enthusiasts and it's located right across the street from the Harley-Davidson museum. Some reviews:
· "This is the second time I ahve stayed at the Iron Horse and I will be back! They consistently deliver outstanding service - from the moment you pull into the valet are - until checkout."
· "Chris, the Beverage Manager, saved our Saturday night by recommending a restaurant and even making our reservations. Just like the Iron Horse, the food and atmosphere were amazing at the recommended spot."
· "Rooms are sizeable and comfortable. Beds are great. Nice sized TV with inputs for your computer/ipod/etc. Good bathroom with relaxing rainshower."
In fact, most of the reviews tend to be more like the first review--upbeat, perky and ecstatic. Then again, we'd be pretty pumped to stay in a place this nice in Milwaukee where you can roam about in your riding leathers without any dirty looks.
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Don't you think a day like this spectacularly scary historic Monday may just be the perfect opportunity to ditch your old life, sell that house in the Hamptons, buy a Harley and ride it to Milwaukee? Imagine feeling the wind blowing through your combover and all. Ah, sounds lovely, no?
The good news on this day overflowing with bad news: The Iron Horse Hotel is now officially open.
The Iron Horse Hotel -- the luxury boutique hotel for motorcycle enthusiasts in Milwaukee featuring awesome local lady art, sweet-ass decor and rates that are surprisingly reasonable -- was set for a September 15th opening last we checked.
We got word today that the hotel is offering special introductory "Rev It Up" opening rates (heh -- get it? Motorcycles? Revving up?) starting on October 1st, so we were a bit confused -- but we called the hotel and they happily confirmed that the official opening is still all set for September 15th.
Standard rooms are going for $179 a night, Premium Lofts are a steal at $199 per night, and the luxe Corner Alcove suites will only run you $219.
These rates are only good from October 1st til October 31st -- and we'd suggest you give the hotel a call directly instead of working with the online reservations system because it's still a bit wonky.
The Iron Horse Hotel, a hotel for motorcycle enthusiasts and anyone looking for a cool place to stay in Milwaukee, is now set for a September 15th opening.
The online reservations system was acting a little fussy today yet we do know that the hotel room rates will start around $179 a night.
But if you're more interested in working there than staying overnight, a job fair is being held next week.
HOTELS Mag's Adam Kirby recently scored a tour of the soon-to-open Harley-Davidson-themed Iron Horse Hotel and was totally blown away, saying, "as someone who's never so much as sat on a motorcycle, let alone ridden one: this is a hotel I can't wait to stay at."
What really stood out to him, though, was the local artwork featured inside the 102 guestrooms.
Photographer Charles Dwyer was commissioned to produce mixed-media murals to cover entire walls in each guest room. Out to challenge the classic "stereotypes" of Milwaukee women (what? They're different than L.A. girls?), he photographed all typed of Milwaukee ladies - not professional models - and printed the shots in sepia tone on archival canvas.
Each of the 102 guestrooms features a unique Milwaukee woman covering an entire wall, photographed in sexy (not trashy) poses.
These shots are more beautiful and tasteful than 98% of the America's Next Top Model photos - are you listening, Tyra?
One more photo after the jump.
In April, we brought you a sneak peek of the Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee's "modern luxury boutique hotel" geared towards business travelers and motorcycle enthusiasts (it's a stone's throw from the Harley-Davidson Museum) slated to open September 1st.
We've seen the model pics of the old-furniture-factory-turned-hotel, but this week an LAT reporter went and got a tour of an almost-finished room. Despite the place being half done, she seemed to like what she saw.
She was particularly tickled about a 1907 sign from the Milwaukee Boiler Co which will grace the entrance to that sexy underground pool room (called The Boiler Room, natch).
She also assured us that the decor was tasteful and not packed full of black leather and Harley-themed stuff:
The hotel's motorcycling orientation is subtle. The entire subbasement is designed to house motorcycles, and the furniture in the lounge is leather, but overall the cycle theme, to a non-motorcyclist, is merely elegant.
Good. No tacky moustaches either, we hope.
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We've told you about the Iron Horse Hotel before which will be the first "modern luxury boutique hotel" geared towards motorcycle enthusiasts, as well as other discerning business and leisure travelers. It will open this summer in Milwaukee just steps from the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Now we got the scoop on what the rooms will look like. Built inside a 100-year-old industrial era warehouse, The Iron Horse Hotel will have five different room categories spanning 102-rooms.
More pics and info after the jump.