29 Nov 2017

The Pfister’s Tree Lighting, Where Santa was Both Magical and Responsible

The Pfister’s Tree Lighting, Where Santa was Both Magical and Responsible

I’d expected the Pfister tree lighting to be a popular event, but was completely unprepared for the throngs of people. So many families crowded the lobby, excited to officially greet the Christmas season. Everyone was eagerly awaiting two things: the arrival of Santa, and his countdown to the lighting of that giant, beautiful tree, this […]

19 Nov 2017

Because a Hotel Has Known You for Decades

Because a Hotel Has Known You for Decades

Mike says that ten years ago, the Pfister saved his mother-in-law’s life. His wife’s parents were celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary and were just about to leave the hotel to meet their family for a party when his mother-in-law suffered a heart attack in her room. Pfister staff called an ambulance and kept her calm […]

10 Nov 2017

From Bling to Bond: Our Adventure at The Pfister | Julie Ferris-Tillman | Marketing Director, Bader Rutter

From Bling to Bond: Our Adventure at The Pfister | Julie Ferris-Tillman | Marketing Director, Bader Rutter

This fall, our team at Bader Rutter each got a turn to put on the famous Pfister Narrator hat and try their hand at drawing out meaning, metaphor and history from the hotel. The result was thrilling and affirming. We jokingly say we’re people-watching, but it’s so much more than that. The creative mind doesn’t […]

9 Nov 2017

What are You Afraid of and Intrigued by at the Same Time?

What are You Afraid of and Intrigued by at the Same Time?

As I opened each folded slip of paper that had been tucked into the “Promptly Yours” box on the narrator desk in the lobby, the answers resonated with me.  As I felt hum after hum of “me too”, I realized I could have written many of them myself. I’d asked this question: What are you […]

20 Oct 2017

A Mischievous Man | Ashley Cobert | Senior PR Counselor, Bader Rutter

A Mischievous Man | Ashley Cobert | Senior PR Counselor, Bader Rutter

Friday, Oct. 13 is gloomy in Milwaukee. Besides a moment of sunshine peeking through clouds around noon, we haven’t felt the warmth of the sun’s rays in a few days. Taking reprieve from the gray day, I step into The Pfister, where I’ll spend the next couple hours observing. You see, I’m the guest narrator […]

13 Oct 2017

Scenes from a Friday Night Lobby | Cassandra Bergemann | Senior PR Counselor, Bader Rutter

Scenes from a Friday Night Lobby | Cassandra Bergemann | Senior PR Counselor, Bader Rutter

It’s that time of year when the sun seems to set unexpectedly early and the city’s bright lights beckon you toward that one last adventure before the temperature drops. The energy in the Pfister Hotel lobby on this October Friday night, with all the possibilities of the weekend ahead, is palpable. It starts slowly. Floral […]