The Pfister Hotel, built in 1893 has been the premier downtown Milwaukee hotel for over a century.
Guido Pfister, a local tannery owner (Pfister-Vogel) wanted to build a first-class hotel in Milwaukee, especially after the city’s most reknowned hotel, The Newhall House, burned down in 1883.
The Pfister was the first “all-electric” hotel in the city. From the moment you arrive, you’ll notice the extraordinary architecture (rock-faced limestone and Cream City Brick), and welcoming ambiance marked by a priceless Victorian Art collection, which rivals that of any hotel in the world.
Photos by Mark Winters