22 Jun 2018

Meet The Bells

Meet The Bells

What are the chances of having two items on your Bucket List leading you directly to The Pfister Hotel? Joe and Jennifer, guests from East Lansing, Michigan, found themselves in this unique position. A number of years ago, the couple decided to tackle the Lake Michigan Circle tour. The 1100 mile road trip found the […]

21 Jun 2018

Art for Change

Art for Change

An effervescent crackle of energy follow the trio through the lobby. Three filmmakers, Darren Cole and his interns Darby and Stephanie, filled the room with their presence. From the Massachusetts College for Art and Design, the group stayed at The Pfister Hotel for the Milwaukee leg of their Midwestern travels. Recently arrived from their work […]

19 Jun 2018

Child’s Play

Child’s Play

We are good at recognizing the big moments- the monumental events that change the trajectory of life. It’s the small things- those subtle shifts in the atmosphere that barely register in our consciousness, they are the things that often elude us. More than 30 years ago, two boys, one 8 years old and the other […]

15 Jun 2018

Fathers and Sons: The Pfisters

Fathers and Sons: The Pfisters

The third Sunday in June is set aside to celebrate and remember fathers. For many, our father is our first hero and a man who can always be counted on to guide and protect us, regardless of our age. The story of the first 125 years of The Pfister Hotel cannot be told without acknowledging […]

13 Jun 2018

Laying Down Meld

Laying Down Meld

The lobby was filled with so much red, white and blue today that if you didn’t know better, you might think you were south of the Cheddar Curtain and into Cubs territory.  We are in the middle of a three game series between the Brewers and their rivals to the south, bringing Cubs fans from […]

11 Jun 2018

Rolling Towards Change

Rolling Towards Change

Jeff Gowen is a man who will bear no foolishness, regardless of the source. Even if that source is something blameless, like unseasonably cool weather. The Texan cursed the biting winds coming off the lake on this morning which had yet to reach 50 degrees. His lips curled into a wry smile which bordered on […]