The Story of Our Pabst Blue Ribbon Hotel
History, Philanthropy, Sustainability and Love
The Brewhouse Inn & Suites is a new independent historic Milwaukee hotel projected to open in the spring of 2013. And while it’s unique in its market and as a hotel concept, it’s the story of this development that makes it so compelling.
For more than 150 years, the Pabst Brewery was a main focal point of downtown Milwaukee. The brewery closed its doors in 1996, leaving an uncertain future for the downtown block that it occupied. In 2006, the brewery complex was purchased by philanthropist Joseph Zilber’s investment group to create The Brewery, a complex that will house residential, office and retail space—and with Brewhouse Inn and Suites, developed by Gorman & Company, Inc., a 90-room all-suite green hotel, as the flagship project.
Responsible, Sustainable Development
The 20-acre complex is being restored into a LEED-certified, Platinum-rated sustainable development. All the work that has and is being done is a purposeful convergence of the building's rich history and craftsmanship with a contemporary tip of the hat to post-Victorian steampunk décor and the best modern amenities. From the five-story atrium featuring a stained glass window etched with a picture of King Gambrinus—the patron saint of beer, and the exposed brick, to steel and wood of the original structure, you can see how we are capturing the imagination of the past through a modern lens.
The Brewery is considered one of America’s premier sustainable neighborhoods, and we hope to set new precedents in both the hospitality and development industries. Contact us for more information about our LEED-certified development.