The Pfister Hotel

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The Pfister Hotel
The Pfister Hotel Tower cropped.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Hotel
Location Milwaukee, United States
Coordinates 43°02′21″N 87°54′21″W / 43.03922°N 87.90571°W / 43.03922; -87.90571Coordinates: 43°02′21″N 87°54′21″W / 43.03922°N 87.90571°W / 43.03922; -87.90571
Completed 1893
Height 250 ft (76 m)
Technical details
Floor count 21

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 Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Owned by Guido Pfister and his son, Charles F. Pfister, it was 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.[1]

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 held the AAA Four Diamond award for 37 years, since the inception of the ranking itself in 1977.[2]