The Pfister Hotel
|The Pfister Hotel|
|Location||Milwaukee, United States|
|Height||250 ft (76 m)|
The Pfister Hotel is a luxury AAA Four Diamond Award hotel in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. The Pfister Hotel is a member of Historic Hotel of America the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
It was owned by Guido Pfister and his son Charles F. Pfister and opened in 1893 at a cost of over $1 million. Designed by architect Henry C. Koch, it had features uncommon in its time like fireproofing, electricity, and thermostat controls.
The hotel was purchased by hospitality magnate Ben Marcus in 1962, who renovated the hotel and added a 13-story addition behind the building without compromising the original building itself, and continues to be owned by the Marcus Corporation. The Pfister hotel has the largest Hotel collection of Victorian art in the world. The Hotel has won the AAA Four Diamond award twice. There are also rumors that the Pfister hotel may be haunted.
- "Justin Upton and more MLB players spooked by Milwaukee's haunted hotel - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2013-05-31. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
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