|Ambassador Hotel in Milwaukee |
2308 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233 (Downtown-City Center)
The Ambassador Hotel has been a fixture on the west side of downtown Milwaukee for nearly eighty years. Designed in 1927, the structure boasted many of the hallmarks of Art Deco design. Its gleaming marble floors, stylized sconces, bronze elevator doors and ornate plasterwork made the hotel a favorite spot for society gatherings. Purchased in 1995 by an alumnus of nearby Marquette University, a restoration over the next decade revamped the hotel. Rooms were reconfigured to allow for more spacious accommodations and gleaming new bathrooms were installed.