City Council Approves New Marriott for Downtown Milwaukee

The City Council in Milwaukee, Wis., has approved the construction of a new $50 million Marriott hotel, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported last month.

The hotel, which will have 200 guest rooms and an unspecified amount of meeting space, will be downtown Milwaukee's first new full-service, nationally franchised hotel since 1988.

"The City Council’s approval means we can begin to make plans to put shovels in the ground and start making our hotel a reality," said Evan Zeppos, a spokesperson for Jackson Street Management, the hotel's developer. "Today's vote does, indeed, demonstrate that Milwaukee is open for business, and it will allow for this significant project to move forward and help bring new excitement to downtown Milwaukee. We applaud the council for approving the project, and we look forward to continuing to work with city and community leaders, our neighbors and others as we begin the building."

Construction on the new hotel is scheduled to begin this spring, with completion scheduled for 2013.