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Marriott developer strikes deal with property co. for Milwaukee site

The developer for a proposed Marriott Hotel in downtown Milwaukee has selected Memphis-based Davidson Hotel to run the day-to-day operations of the hotel. (Rendering courtesy of Jackson Street Management LLC)

The developer of a proposed Marriott Hotel in downtown Milwaukee has reached an agreement with the Memphis-based Davidson Hotel Co. to manage the property.

Evan Zeppos, a spokesman for Milwaukee-based developer Jackson Street Management LLC, said the agreement with Davidson is contingent on the Common Council approving plans for the $50 million Marriott. The council is expected to vote on the controversial proposal Wednesday.

Davidson, Zeppos said, would be in charge of the hotel’s day-to-day operations under the agreement.

The hotel, which would be built at East Wisconsin Avenue and North Milwaukee Street, is designed to have 200 rooms. Although development plans require the razing of five historic buildings now on the site, the facade on the Wisconsin Avenue side would be re-created.

— Marie Rohde

2 comments

  1. To City of Milwaukee: Just get out of the way and stop acting like a 3rd rate city. Welcome the Marriott hotel now ! The common council is a group of immature, corrupt dividers that have no real world business sense concerning what actions helps grow a city. They do not understand how new business activity creates jobs for people they pretend to represent. Time they were called out.

  2. What an ugly dump! Keep that garbage out of what’s left of our beautiful city. Looks like the garbage they throw up on Brewer Hill.

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