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Hilton Milwaukee City Center

509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203, USA TEL: +1-414-271-7250 FAX: +1-414-271-1039

The Colorful Past of our Milwaukee City Center Hotel

Since 1928, our historic hotel has maintained a stately presence in downtown Milwaukee, providing dedicated service to travelers from near and far. The building, designed by Holabird and Rochce in the neoclassic Art Deco style, was Wisconsin's tallest hotel at 265 feet.

The hotel's opening coincided with Prohibition, and the infamous Al Capone lived in the city at that time.

The Schroeder Hotel

Walter Schroeder, a charitable man who went to school through the eighth grade, bought the building in 1927 for $7 million. He had worked as an Office of Milwaukee Register of Deeds clerk, where he became real estate-savvy. Schroeder was a gracious host of dinner parties at this Milwaukee hotel.

Marc Plaza

Ben and Steve Marcus purchased the Schroeder Hotel in 1972 and renamed it Marc Plaza. The two invested in the property with an $8 million renovation.

Lobby Restored to its 1920s' decor

Back to Its Roots

In 1994, the hotel was restored to its original 1920s' splendor.

Historic Exterior

A Modern Name

Marcus Corp. in 1995 bought the hotel, called it Hilton Milwaukee City Center, and added rooms, restaurants, a skywalk and parking.

The Legend Lives

Today, the gracious style of our historic Milwaukee hotel is reflected in luxurious guest rooms, and two regal ballrooms.