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Stay Safe During the Storm: Pfister Hotel Offering Special Snow Storm Rates

Those unlucky suburbanites stuck downtown during the looming blizzard will receive special overnight rates at all three of Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ Milwaukee properties Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights (Jan. 31-Feb. 2). The Pfister Hotel will be offering overnight stays for guests at a reduced price of $100. The…

31 Jan 8:21 PM 1 Read More...

Playing Dress Up

We’re having tea again this weekend. I am on a mission to expose everyone I know to this amazing day out. I was told yesterday, however, that I am to dress up. One of the friends has bought a new dress just for the tea outing.

It’s important…

29 Jan 4:29 PM 0 Read More...

The Pfister Hotel Announces Search for Next In-House Journalist/Storyteller

The historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee is helping another talented local writer develop his or her passion for writing, while enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The hotel has announced the search for its second-ever in-house storyteller, known as the Pfister Narrator. He or she will…

25 Jan 3:56 PM 3 Read More...

Vote for your favorite: The Pfister Hotel Names Finalists for Artist-In-Residence Program

Home to more Victorian Art than any other hotel in the world, the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee for the past two years has hosted an artist-in-residence program. A selection committee, consisting of members of the local art community, has announced the six finalists for the 2010…

17 Jan 6:03 PM 0 Read More...

Friday Night Fever

I laugh at the character Charlotte on Sex in the City, the popular HBO television series. When she’s single, she grows frustrated when she doesn’t have plans on Saturday night. “But it’s date night!” she wails when others suggest things for her to do.

I don’t…

09 Jan 12:21 AM 1 Read More...

Pfister Artist-in-Residence: The Commissioned Work of Art [VIDEO]

As a legacy within the Pfister Hotel, Katie Musolff, the current Artist-in-Residence, prepares her commissioned work; a portrait of Dr. Jeffrey Hollander, the Pfister’s renowned concert pianist.

Stop by Katie’s gallery inside the Pfister to check on her progress with this work of art…

06 Jan 2:44 PM 0 Read More...

2011 Artist In Residence Finalist [VIDEO]

The Pfister Hotel is known for its wonderful collection of Victorian art and its commitment to the Artist In Residence program.

Now going on its third year, the committee reviewed 21 excelllent submissions and have choosen the six finalist. One of them will be chosen to be the next Pfister…

03 Jan 5:49 PM 0 Read More...

Celebrity BLUtender - ESPN Milwaukee Broad Side Battle - Trenni Kusnierek & Jen Lada

ESPN Milwaukee radio personality Trenni Kusnierek and Fox 6′s Jen Lada step behind the bar at Blu to slinging drinks to raise money for the Hunger Task Force.

Watch for more Celebrity BLUtender Battles coming soon!

Pit yourself against a friend or rival in a Celebrity BLUtender competition with…

21 Dec 9:17 PM 0 Read More...

Seating for One

There are so many corners to lose yourself in at the Pfister Hotel. Just when I think I’ve found the perfect nook, I realize, there’s already a soft chair or couch there waiting for me—a clear demonstration that the staff at the Pfister know that cozy corners…

17 Dec 11:45 PM 0 Read More...

Be a Part of History: Volunteer!

Milwaukee may be known as the City of Festivals, but they don’t just happen by themselves; many dedicated residents and volunteers preserve our culture and promote the heritage of the city annually. The Pfister Hotel hosted the United Ethnic Festivals board holiday party and the volunteer organizers of each…

14 Dec 6:12 PM 2 Read More...

Celebrity BLUtender - Jason Wilde [VIDEO]

GreenBay Packer beat writer and ESPN 540 radio personality Jason Wilde stepped behind the bar at Blu to become our inaugural Celebrity BLUtender. After a quick training, from BLU manager Adam Jones, Jason was turned loose to sling drinks to the crowd at BLU and took to it like a…

10 Dec 9:17 PM 1 Read More...

The Pfister Hotel's Holiday Glögg [VIDEO]

As old man winter slowly enters our lives for his winter visit, Valerie has got something to warm you right up and help you beat the winter blues.

It is called glögg. A traditional Sweedish Holiday wine based drink served warm. But our Valerie has put her own spin…

10 Dec 8:05 PM 3 Read More...

Chef Robert Ash on WISN-TV: Making Meals with Marcus Restaurants

Chef Robert Ash did an excellent job this past weekend on WISN-TV. Chef Ash shared two great recipes using chicken. In case you missed it, find his recipes and links to his video demonstration on WISN below.

Chicken Anticuchos

Ingredients:

1 lb chicken breast (cubed), 1 lb shucked Peruvian…

07 Dec 4:03 PM 0 Read More...

The Pfister Holiday Tree

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…

06 Dec 9:11 PM 0 Read More...

The Things that Matter

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…

30 Nov 9:57 PM 0 Read More...

The Pfister Recommends: WELL Spa + Janice Salon [VIDEO]

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…

24 Nov 6:01 PM 0 Read More...

Finding Yourself at the Pfister

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…

19 Nov 3:11 PM 0 Read More...

Embodied History

 

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…

14 Nov 5:42 PM 0 Read More...

10 Years of Blu Anniversary Party

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…

14 Oct 7:53 PM 3 Read More...

Fall Gallery Night

Hello-Hello

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…

13 Oct 10:44 PM 0 Read More...

Comment Lottery Winners

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.

CJ O’Reilly

Lindsay Sprengeler

Zoy Begos

Mary Turner

Jenna J.

You’ll be…

30 Sep 7:40 PM 0 Read More...

Kurt Fogle, Pfister's Pastry Chef, in "Kings of Pastry"

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…

23 Sep 8:07 PM 1 Read More...

Start and/or end your night at the Pfister

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…

21 Sep 4:39 PM 4 Read More...

The Pfister Blog Comment Lottery

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…

21 Sep 4:38 PM 16 Read More...

[VIDEO] Rocco Landesman visits Katie Musolff

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…

20 Sep 5:59 PM 2 Read More...
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