Drury Hotels’ first property in Wisconsin opens

Drury Plaza Hotel Milwaukee DowntownNew Milwaukee hotel is an historic renovation of Milwaukee’s First Financial Centre building

Drury Hotels Company’s first property in Wisconsin – a historic renovation of the First Financial Centre building located at 700 N. Water Street in Milwaukee – is now open. Renovation and preservation efforts to transition the historic space into the new Drury Plaza Hotel Milwaukee Downtown have taken two years. The property features 227 guest rooms and more than 4,500 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space.

“Breathing new life and excitement into an existing property is the driving force behind all of our historic renovations,” said Chuck Drury, president and CEO of Drury Hotels. “The Milwaukee property is as unique as the city itself. We’re excited to introduce the Drury brand in Wisconsin, and our top-notch team looks forward to providing our guests with our award-winning service and amenities.”

Drury team member Chris Palid is the hotel’s general manager. Sheila Reed, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, serves as the area sales manager. The property employs 60 full- and part-time team members.

The hotel is located in the heart of Milwaukee’s central business district and is close to the Milwaukee RiverWalk, Milwaukee Art Museum and Marquette University. The building originally was built in the Art Deco style in 1928 by the firm of Eschweiler & Eschweiler. Its façade was covered with brick in the 1980s to give the building a more modern look. The 14-story structure is connected to Milwaukee’s skywalk system and is within walking distance to every major office building in the downtown area.

The Milwaukee property is the latest in a line of historic renovations completed by Drury. Other historic renovations include properties in San Antonio; New Orleans; Santa Fe, New Mexico; St. Louis; Cleveland; Pittsburgh; and Wichita, Kansas.

The hotel offers guests a wide range of complimentary amenities, including:

Drury Hotels has been family-owned and operated since 1973. For a complete listing of all Drury hotels or for reservations, visit www.druryhotels.com or call 1-800-DRURYINN. For information about career opportunities at Drury Hotels, please apply online at www.drurycareers.com.

About Drury Hotels Company
Drury Hotels Company is a Missouri-based, family-owned and operated hotel system with more than 150 hotels in 25 states. Founded in 1973, Drury Hotels has been recognized by the J.D. Power 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Studysm, earning the award for “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Midscale Hotel Chains.” In 2019, Drury received this award for a record 14th consecutive year.* Brands include Drury Inn & Suites®, Drury Inn®, Drury Plaza Hotel ®, Drury Suites®, Pear Tree Inn by Drury®, as well as other hotels in the mid-priced hotel segment. Drury Hotels continues to provide exceptional value for business and leisure travelers with its many free amenities - Travel Happy®. For more information, visit www.druryhotels.com or call 1-800-DRURYINN. Join the conversation on Twitter @druryhotels or on Facebook.

*Drury Hotels received the highest numerical score among upper midscale hotels in the proprietary J.D. Power 2006-2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Studiessm. For more information, visit www.jdpower.com.