First guest receives a lifetime VIP guest card for a free night’s stay each year on the anniversary of hotel’s grand opening
ROSEMONT, Ill., November 19, 2012 – Rosemont, Ill.-based First Hospitality Group, Inc.’s (FHG) new 127-room Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown hotel, formerly The Loyalty Building, announced today that it rewarded the first three guests that checked into the hotel as part of its grand opening. First Hospitality Group, Inc. President and COO Robert Habeeb made the announcement.
Each of the first three guests to check into the hotel were awarded exclusive gift packages – including a gift basket full of local Wisconsin food items, a suite upgrade and a certificate for complimentary Hilton HHonors points – 90,000 for guest one, 60,000 for guest two and 30,000 for guest three. The most significant prize was given to the hotel’s first guest – a one-of-a-kind lifetime VIP guest card valid for a free one night’s stay every year on the anniversary of hotel’s grand opening.
The transformation of the Loyalty Building, one of the city’s architectural treasures and an original headquarters of Northwestern Mutual Life circa 1886, began in late 2011.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.
“The opening of the new Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown hotel was an exciting event for not only our organization, but the entire Milwaukee community,” said Habeeb. “With the overwhelming positive response from the local community, we wanted to reward our first few guests with signature packages to show our appreciation for their support. Offering a lifetime VIP guest card for a one night’s stay on the hotel’s opening date anniversary every year was an important gesture for us to provide a lifetime of memories to our first guest – right here at the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown hotel.”
A Milwaukee and Wisconsin landmark, as well as being featured on the National Register of Historic Places, the redevelopment of this property will create a positive impact on the local economy and job creation, and increase downtown foot traffic. The building features a magnificent five-story atrium, original granite and limestone façades, marble stair treads and wainscoting and one of the best-preserved and most celebrated 19th century commercial interiors in the state.
First Hospitality Group, Inc. owns and operates the property and the hotel created 75 jobs.
In addition to outstanding guest amenities, the hotel offers unique packages, including an experience for Harley-Davidson enthusiasts with a one night’s stay, tickets to the Harley-Davidson Museum and much more. As another interest generator for both the community and visitors, the hotel will feature historical black and white Life Magazine photographs on display throughout all common areas of the hotel.
Hilton Garden Inn features Hilton HHonors, a hotel rewards program, where participants can earn HHonors Points for free stays and more at 10 distinct brands within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.
Xavier Mendez, second guest to check into the new Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown hotel and receive a prize package.
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 website go to www.hiltongardeninnmilwaukeedowntown.com.