Hawkeye Hotels Opens 3 Hotel Campus in Downtown Milwaukee
Operations in full swing at Iowa-based Hawkeye Hotel's First Hotels in Downtown Milwaukee
In the past three weeks, the Iowa-based firm, Hawkeye Hotels and Minnesota-based, JR Hospitality opened the doors to the new Home2 Suites by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, and Holiday Inn Express on the corner of E. Michigan and N. Jefferson. The three hotels are split up in two buildings, one with a 115-guest room Home2 Suites by Hilton and a 100-guest room Tru by Hilton, and the other building is a 116-guest room Holiday Inn Express. Each of these hotels represent a first for their brand in Downtown Milwaukee "We are very excited to be a part of the Downtown Milwaukee community. Although the market has slowed down in recent times due to Covid, we are extremely optimistic that Downtown Milwaukee will continue to grow in the years to come", said Jay Patel, Development Manager for Hawkeye Hotels. "We look forward to hosting a grand opening next year once it is safe to do so".
Between these three hotels, Hawkeye Hotels will employ over 100 full-time employees. The facilities include a total of 331 guest rooms, shared fitness center between the two Hilton hotels, fitness center and business center in both buildings. "Having multiple brands in close proximity allows us to serve different needs of our guests. Home2 Suites is an extended stay property with kitchenettes catering to long term guests whereas the Tru and Holiday Inn Express brands are targeted to our transient guests staying 1-2 nights", said Jay Bhakta, Managing Partner for JR Hospitality.
The hotel has started building relationships with local employers including; Johnson Controls, AdvocateAurora Health Care, Marquette University, Rockwell Automation, and many others.
Attractions and landmarks in close proximity include: easy access to I-794, a few blocks from Lake Michigan, U.S. Bank Center, walking distance to the Historic Third Ward, and with plenty of dining options right out the door.
Founded in 1982 with one roadside hotel in Mena, Arkansas, Hawkeye Hotels has become one of the fastest-growing family-owned hospitality companies in the United States. Today, the firm owns and operates over 50 hotels across the country. Hawkeye Hotels employs over 1500 employees across its portfolio of hotels and corporate offices. The firm maintains lasting affiliations with leading brands, including Intercontinental, Marriott and Hilton
JR Hospitality is a third generation hotel company with one of the fastest growing hotel portfolios in the Midwest that specializes in acquiring, developing and operating premier hotel assets.