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Downtown Milwaukee to get a new boutique hotel this May called Dubbel Dutch

If you haven't noticed, a lot of new hotels are popping up in our city. Most recently, it was announced that a second Kinn Guesthouse hotel will be opening in downtown Milwaukee. And this week came word that another boutique hotel will be opening just in time for the DNC this July.

The name of this hotel will be Dubbel Dutch and it will be located in the former Charles A. Koeffler, Jr. House on Marshall Street in downtown Milwaukee.

Future home of the Dubbel Dutch hotel

According to the press release, Dubble Dutch is a play on the original architecture of the historic side-by-side or double house, designed by Milwaukee’s famed Ferry & Clas in 1898. Dubbel Dutch draws its
inspiration from the unique Flemish-style shaped gables crowned with finials and the Flemish-Dutch spelling for “double.”

In 1986, the City of Milwaukee designated the house as a distinguished work and recently secured historic designation from the federal government.

The hotel will feature 17 guest rooms, an on-site restaurant and bar and is set to open this May before the DNC.

The team that will transform this house into a hotel includes Juli Kaufmann of Fix Development, Andy Braatz of Braatz Building, Patrick R. Jones of Ramey Jones Architects and Sharon Kevil of Forti, who will design the interiors and create the guest room furniture.

Existing interior

Also according to the press release, the property is currently accepting inquiries for a 6-night, 17-room buy out during the DNC. Those interested should email

The property is also actively recruiting a House Manager to manage all facets of the hotel operation. Candidates who possess strong leadership skills, considerable knowledge of computer systems for registration, reservations, revenue management, and a minimum of three years' experience as previous general and/or hotel manager are welcome to inquire by emailing

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