The Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel is slated to open in August. Why this is of particular importance is because it is opening in time for the Democratic National Convention (DNC), scheduled for August 17-20.
When Prevue chatted with Mike Dominguez, president and CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) and a leader in the meetings and events industry, about how the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic will change meetings and conventions and when gatherings will come back, he referenced the DNC being held in Milwaukee.
“It’s been kind of under the radar, the DNC only got moved 30 days, to mid-August. If you see that happening, I think that becomes the visual, people gathering,” explained Dominguez.
With fewer people gathering in person at this year’s event, convention planners are modifying the convention campus. All convention proceedings will move from Fiserv Forum to the Wisconsin Center, the convention center in downtown Milwaukee.
Located in Wauwatosa, just to the west of Milwaukee, this new 196-room hotel is in close proximity to the Milwaukee County Research Park, Medical College of Wisconsin, Miller Park, Wauwatosa Village, the zoo, Wisconsin Expo Center, Historic Third Ward and Fiserv Forum.
The hotel features several amenities including, a 12th-floor fitness center, lobby bar and event space on the top floor with panoramic views.