20 Nov 2018

125 Years of Giving Thanks

125 Years of Giving Thanks

The chopping and marinating has already begun in preparation of The Pfister Hotel’s 125th Thanksgiving celebration. This year, the hotel plans to welcome 500 guests to the ballroom for a meal with all of the traditional trimmings. Chef Satian and his team are busily preparing the meal that will include eight 40 lb. hams, more […]

15 Nov 2018

Rum Running and the Rise of Scarface

Rum Running and the Rise of Scarface

Without his fedora and tommy gun, you may not immediately recognize Craig “Southside” Alton. The Windy City personality, best known for his work with Untouchable Gangster Tours, was accompanied by Yvonne Alton, retired Chef Concierge, and his collaborator and wife for a trip to Brew City. This history loving pair began their Pfister stay with […]

13 Nov 2018

Two lumps, please

Two lumps, please

One of my favorite life experiences has been high tea at the Pump House in Bath, Somerset. The English resort town was a frequent destination for Jane Austen, and the vacationing characters in her celebrated novels spent many afternoons nibbling scones in the famous tea room, while anticipating upcoming balls. As a girl, I was […]

7 Nov 2018

Founder’s Day Celebration

Founder’s Day Celebration

Friday was the day the hotel honors the man who began the modern chapter of The Pfister Hotel’s history, Ben Marcus. He began his career delighting guests in 1935, when he purchased his first theater in Ripon, Wisconsin. In the early days, Marcus, and his wife, Ceil, were the initial employees of the business.  The […]

5 Nov 2018

They Are “Glad to be Plaid”

They Are “Glad to be Plaid”

On Sunday, November 4, students from Divine Savior Holy Angels gathered with their mothers at The Pfister Hotel for their annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon. The private, college-preparatory high school has been educating young women in the Catholic tradition since 1892.  The students, and the women who love them, gathered in the Imperial Ballroom for a morning […]

31 Oct 2018

Voila! A fête!

Voila! A fête!

A raucous crew of merry-makers stormed the Lobby Lounge in swirl of voices and kinetic energy. With ages that range from 6 years to 7 months, the 5 siblings, accompanied by their mother and an au pair, filled the lobby with joy as they had their first taste of The Pfister Hotel. The bilingual brood […]