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Work begins on convention hotel

May 10, 1999Madison — Construction began last week on what will beMadison’s tallest hotel and the only lodging facility designed specifically to serve the Monona Terrace Convention Center.

The 14-story Hilton Madison at 9 E. Wilson St. will betaller than the city’s 12-story Concourse Hotel. It will be connected to the two-year-old convention center by an enclosed skywalk.

Milwaukee-based Marcus Hotels and Resorts is developing the 236-room hotel. The company’s proposal to develop the Hilton Madison was selected by the City of Madison amongst competing bids last May.

PROJECT-AT-A-GLANCE
Project: Hilton Madison Estimated cost: $30.5 million Project start: May Anticipated completion: February 2001 Owner: Marcus Hotels and Resorts, Milwaukee Architect: Kahler Slater, Milwaukee
General Contractor: J. H. Findorff & Son Inc., Madison
Key subcontract awards: H & H Industries Inc., Madison, plumbing; Kilgust Mechanical Inc., Madison, HVAC; Staff Electric Co. Inc., Madison, electrical; and Hooper Corp., Madison, fire protection
Awards pending: Most remaining trades except earthwork and earth retention
Contact: Dave Beck-Engel, Findorff project manager, 608-257-5321

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