The holiday tree is our exquisite tradition at The Pfister. Every year, we look forward to the holiday season, where we turn our lobby into a winter wonderland.
But we could not do it alone. All of this is made possible because of our friends at Interiorscapes. Their elves work to makes sure our lobby is magical, festive and full of holiday cheer. Stacy will take you behinds the scenes and show you where all holiday preperations begin.
For more information about holiday activities at The Pfister please visit our holiday page.
The Pfister Holiday Tree from PfisterHotel on Vimeo…
I very comfortably sit in the camp that holiday music on the airwaves beginning on Thanksgiving Day is a Martha Stewart-style Good Thing. All of the kitcshy pieces of holiday spirit may, to some, seem commercial and not the point, but to many, they’re just a conduit to the real merry.
I was at the Pfister when its holiday traditions kicked off, but apparently I was not first in line. Rebecca, harbinger of holiday spirit and antler-clad, held that coveted spot. When asked about her antlers, Rebecca very politely informed me that they are not her only…
Peter Mortensen, the Chef Concierge of the Pfister Hotel is full of amazing recommendations. This week, Peter stays close to home and gets his hair trimmed at the WELL Spa + Salon.
What hat should Peter pick to keep his head warm this winter? Be sure to cast your vote on our Poll on the right hand side of the Pfister Blog.
Ushanka (Russian cap)
Often, people aren’t used to being a tourist in their own town and in Milwaukee, I come across the phenomenon often. When was the last time you took the Miller Brewing tour? Or had lunch at the Safe House? Or, like the woman I met at the Pfister lobby bar, when was the last time you had a staycation in Milwaukee? Micki (not her real name, of course, but she was nervous to be written about, so I’ll change her name here and bear the pressure of giving her a name she’d like. I think of a…
Each time I walk into the Pfister, someone in front of me is stumbling around, slack jawed, gazing up at the beautiful ceilings. But it’s not just the carpets and paintings that create the pomp of the Pfister. It’s the rich history the staff preserve simply by being present, available and ready to share their stories. Customer service isn’t just about getting guests where they need to be; at the Pfister it clearly includes cataloging moments that add to the opus and depth of the soul that passes through the hotel.
For this reason, I’ll be…
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 10 year anniversary Party of Blu. We hope you had as much fun as we had.
Experience live, acoutiscal music every Saturday from 8pm – Midnight beginning this weekend. Here is the schedule of artists.
Saturday, Oct 16 Ethan Keller
Saturday, Oct 23 Blonde on Blonde
Saturday, Oct 30 Colin O’Brien
Saturday, Nov 6 Litmus Vinyl
Saturday, Nov 13 Greg Flattery
Saturday, Nov 20 Ryan McIntyre
Saturday, Nov 27 Evan Christian
Saturday, Dec 4 Chris Demay
Saturday, Dec 11 The WhiskeyBells
Saturday, Dec 18 Kyle Feerik…
So, this Friday is Gallery Night again, and once again you are invited to come and see the progress made in my studio at the Pfister Hotel. Then, after all of the galleries close down, come to the Rouge Ballroom, just off of the lobby of the hotel for the after party. There will be a cash bar and complementary food.
Work by Milwaukee artists Eriks Johnson and Chris Miller will be the featured in the ballroom.
Here’s the schedule.
Oct 15, Friday: Open studio 5-10pm
After party in the Rouge: 9-11:30pm
Thank you to everyone who participated in our comment lottery on the Pfister Blog.
We received a lot of great comments and appreciate the great feedback and personal stories involving the Hotel.
And now the winners.
You’ll be receiving a message shortly with instructions on how to claim your prize.
Thank you again for participating and we hope you visit us again soon…
Today’s the big day. It’s opening night of the Milwaukee Film festival and the Pfister is ready to walk the red carpet.
If we had to pick a recommendation of what to see this year at the festival, it would have to be Kings of Pastry, featuring our very own Pastry Chef, Kurt Fogle.
Want to learn more?
Here’s the film’s description and trailer.
Once every four years come the Olympics, the World Cup… and the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. The what? The striped collar worn by The Best Craftsmen in France is more than the…
At the Pfister, we are proud to be part of the community of Milwaukee. We encourage everyone, both locals and visitors to explore our great city and see what it has to offer. Newer technologies and mobile applications like Foursquare, allow you to see Milwaukee in a whole new way. It aims to encourage people to explore their neighborhoods and then rewards people for doing so.
The Pfister Hotel is happy to announce that we will now be offering a Foursquare special to our guest.
By starting and/or ending your night at the Pfister Hotel, when you check in…
It’s the Pfister Hotel’s Comment Lottery!
Just make a relevant comment on any post from the Pfister Hotel and include a valid contact information on the form. From all the comments on the Pfister Blog, we’ll select five winners to receive a set of four tickets to see Cabaret at the Milwaukee Rep valid September 14 to October 17. The winners will be chosen at random from all of the blog comments.
This is your opportunity to share your thoughts with us. We encourage everyone to do so.
Who: Anyone can participate!
What: Leave us a…
Rocco Landesman, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, made a stop in Milwaukee to visit Katie Musolff, our Artist in Residence.
Rocco Landesman visits Katie Musolff from PfisterHotel on Vimeo…
Peter Mortensen, the Chef Concierge of the Pfister Hotel is full of amazing recommendations. See what he has to say about our neighbor to the north, George Watts and Son and their second floor gem, Watts Tea Room.
The Pfister Recommends: George Watts & Son from PfisterHotel on Vimeo…
Yesterday, while walking through the lobby of the hotel, we took a second to stop and take it in.
The Pfister Hotel is filled to the brim with history and stories waiting to be told. It makes you think, “If only those walls could talk.”
After this brief moment of reflection, we thought, “When was the last time you got to sit in the lobby of the Pfister Hotel and really take it in?”
Here are some of the comments we received on Facebook and Twitter.
Ardith Richter: For the last 25 years, there are 5 times in a year…
Chef Robert Ash will be doing two cooking segments tomorrow morning, September 4, 2010, on WISN-TV.
He’ll be demonstrating two Labor Day recipes that viewer can easily make at home.
Tune in around 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. to see Chef Robert Ash work some culinary magic and compose some phenomenal dishes…
On August 21st and 22nd, Stephanie Abrams, radio show host of “Traveler411″ will be broadcasting her popular radio travel show in the lobby of the Pfister Hotel.
She will be rotating out all kinds of people from the city including our General Manager, Joe Kurth, our Artist in Residence, Katie Musolff and John McGivern. Plus many more.
Stephanie has done a few features with the Pfister Hotel in the past including a interview with Reginald Baylor and Joe Kurth. More information about the previous radio shows with the Pfister can be found here.
We look forward to speaking with Stephanie…
Great News everyone! WISN-TV will be doing a live shot inside the Pfister Hotel lobby tomorrow for the East Town Elegance Tour. What a privilege!
Reporter Kidd O’Shea will be interviewing Anna Opgenorth from Historic Milwaukee starting at 7:15 a.m. within the historic walls of the Pfister Hotel.
If you’d like to see the story, it will be airing on channel 12 – WISN from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m.
We’re looking forward to seeing the story.
Be sure to let us know what you think…
The Pfister Hotel has been a historic destination in Milwaukee since its grand opening in 1893. This vision by Guido Pfister and his son Charles has been viewed as the “Grand Hotel of the West” and a welcoming and luxurious meeting place. At its opening, the Pfister hotel boasted groundbreaking features such as fireproofing, electricity through the hotel and thermostat controls in every room.
As a historic destination in Wisconsin, The Pfister is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
We’re proud of…