Look inside Saint Kate, Milwaukee’s first arts hotel

Look inside Saint Kate, Milwaukee’s first arts hotel

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It’s a first of its kind in Milwaukee — a hotel dedicated to the arts, and arts of all kinds.

This week on Urban Spelunking we visit the Saint Kate Hotel, a newly reimagined hotel in downtown Milwaukee. It just opened in the former Intercontinental space at 139 E. Kilbourn Ave.

Listen to our conversation and check out photos below.

The 221 room hotel prominently features artwork throughout — inside the rooms, in the lobby, at its own dedicated art black box theater and in an on-site art gallery. There’s even a guitarist on staff, says OnMilwaukee’s Bobby Tanzilo, who wrote about the hotel ahead of its opening.

“Five of the property’s rooms will be designed by Milwaukee-area artists and makers — including Lon Michels, Reed Skocz, Rosemary Ollison and John Grant,” writes Tanzilo. “And some of the revenue generated by those rooms will be shared with area arts nonprofits like 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Artists Working in Education, Milwaukee Artists Resource Network and the Milwaukee Rep.”

Saint Kate is open now.

88Nine Radio Milwaukee