Bi-monthly ART Milwaukee initiative showcases local art, dance, film, theater and music
ROSEMONT, Ill., January 22, 2013 — Rosemont, Ill.-based First Hospitality Group, Inc.’s (FHG) 127-room Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown hotel, formerly The Loyalty Building, will host “The Aura of Art” on Jan. 25 from 7-11 p.m. First Hospitality Group, Inc. President and COO Robert Habeeb made the announcement.
The free and open-to-the-pubic arts extravaganza will feature dance performances from Danceworks and The Milwaukee Ballet, as well as musical selections from members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and local singer-songwriter Wolfgang Schaefer. Art from seven local artists will be displayed in galleries on the hotel’s three main levels. In addition, costume designs from The Milwaukee Repertory Theater and models featuring the fiber work of Timothy Westbrook will be showcased. New Word Document artists Mario, a slam poet, and DJ Trout will also perform.
“Community engagement has been one of our management team’s top priorities since the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown hotel opened in November,” said Habeeb. “Offering our unique, historic space as a fun gathering place for community members is a great way for us to engage and give back.”
The ART Jamboree is a bi-monthly event organized by the Creative Arts Council, an ART Milwaukee initiative that brings together more than 20 different community organizations and artists to showcase local talent and enhance Milwaukee’s thriving art community. The interactive, traveling art galleries and live performances encourage attendees to socialize while experiencing a variety of art mediums. Each event is hosted at a different, unique Milwaukee location. To find out more about the program, visit www.artmilwaukee.com.
The Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown hotel recently opened after a nearly one-year transformation from The Loyalty Building, one of the city’s architectural treasures and an original headquarters of Northwestern Mutual Life circa 1886.The historic hotel features 127 well-appointed guestrooms, a 24-hour fitness and business center, complimentary high-speed Internet and 4,500 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel also offers dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Garden Grille and Bar™, which provides guests with fine dining in a casual, friendly and comfortable setting. It also features a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry convenience mart, which offers last minute sundries, an assortment of beverages, ready-to-cook meals, fresh salads and sandwiches.
First Hospitality Group, Inc.
First Hospitality Group, Inc., is a national, experienced, and established hospitality management, and development company serving the investment and real estate industries. Since 1985, FHG has been an award-winning pioneer in the hospitality industry. FHG has successfully developed, marketed and managed over 16 brands and 50 properties throughout the Midwest. Visit www.fhginc.com.
About Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from our oh-so-comfortable Garden Sleep System® bed to complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. For more information about our locations around the globe, visit www.hgi.com or call 1-877-STAY-HGI. Connect with Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown at http://www.facebook.com/HGIMilwaukeeDowntown. To view the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown website go to www.hiltongardeninnmilwaukeedowntown.com.