Hospitality Projects

Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

Completed in July of 2016, HKS Holdings developed the new 158-room Kimpton Journeyman Hotel. The hotel features a nine-story tower housing: “Tre Rivali” a chef-driven, destination restaurant on the ground floor, “The Outsider” rooftop bar, a fitness center, and expansive meeting space.

The Kimpton Journeyman is the first and only upscale boutique hotel in the city’s vibrant Third Ward district. Originally an industrial and warehouse district in the late 1800s, the area is now home to Milwaukee’s emerging art and fashion scene, boasting numerous art galleries and studios, as well as the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and the Art Institute. The neighborhood is also known for the Milwaukee Riverwalk which connects the district with Downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Public Market, whose vendors include privately-owned food growers, artisans, and purveyors.

The Kimpton Journeyman represents the expansion of Kimpton’s presence in the Midwest, including its existing five popular hotels in Chicago — Hotel Gray, Hotel Allegro, Hotel Burnham, Hotel Palomar, and Hotel Monaco — as well as the Grand Hotel in Minneapolis.  The San Francisco-based hotel and restaurant company operates 64 Hotels, and 89 restaurants, bars and lounges in 33 cities.

The Waymark – Hilton Tapestry Collection

Anticipated to open in 2025, HKS Holdings is currently redeveloping an 11-story historic vacant office building into the Waymark, a Tapestry Hotel by Hilton, in downtown Chattanooga, TN.

The original building built in 1927, will be transformed into a boutique lifestyle, limited service hotel featuring 148 hotel rooms, 2,075 square feet of meeting and event space, a rooftop restaurant/lounge with extensive indoor/outdoor space, a basement speakeasy-style bar in the historic bank vault, and an oversized fitness room.

The building is located at 736 Broad Street in the heart of Chattanooga’s historic downtown with excellent visibility, walkability, and access to Chattanooga’s employment base and many tourist attractions.


Renaissance Milwaukee West

Completed in August of 2020, HKS, in partnership with Concord Hospitality Enterprises, developed a new full-service, upscale, Renaissance branded Marriott Hotel on the grounds of the Mayfair Mall Complex in Wauwatosa, WI.

The 12-story hotel features 196 luxury guest rooms, a concierge club, an upscale lobby/lounge bar, 8,500 SF of meeting and event space, a 12th-floor fitness center, and a chef-driven destination restaurant and bar.

The project is ideally positioned on one of the city’s most visible sites at the Northeast corner of Mayfair Road and North Avenue. The property is approximately 10 miles West of Downtown Milwaukee and is surrounded by numerous demand generators including the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, Milwaukee County Research Park, Froedtert Health, Miller Park, The Milwaukee County Zoo, Kohl’s Corporate Headquarters, Harley Davidson, and Northwestern Mutual, to name a few.

Springhill Suites By Marriott

Completed in the spring of 2019, HKS Holdings developed the new 119-room, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, an upper moderate, limited-service hotel, at the main entrance of the Milwaukee County Research Park in Wauwatosa, WI, USA.

The 6-story, 75,500 square foot hotel features 119 rooms, a well-equipped fitness room, lobby breakfast dining area, guest workstations, guest laundry room, 1,200 square feet of meeting/banquet space, and lobby bar and lounge adjacent to an outdoor gathering area with fire pits and soft seating. In addition to the building, the site has 119 surface parking spaces.

The project was developed to meet the increase in demand for hotel rooms in the Wauwatosa market. It is situated at the doorstep of the Milwaukee County Research Park and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, which includes the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Froedtert Medical Center.

Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee West

Completed in 2016, HKS Holdings Co-Developed the new 100 room Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee West. The hotel boasts over 9,000 square feet of banquet space, a casual sports bar, a heated indoor pool and gym, and a 24-hour business center. The hotel is conveniently situated off I-94 & I-894 at the WI State Fair Park grounds and is just minutes away from many major corporations in the area, and Miller Park, home to MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers. Hampton Inn Milwaukee West

Aloft Milwaukee Downtown

Completed in 2009, Principals of HKS Holdings Co-Developed the 160 room Aloft Milwaukee Downtown hotel. Hotel features include a funky lounge with a sleek bar dubbed “XYZ Bar”, a casual “RE:Fuel” grab and go snack bar, plus a 24/7 fitness center, an indoor “Splash Pool”, and an outdoor patio. There are also four meeting rooms and a ballroom available for events. The Aloft is located next to the Milwaukee River, in the heart of the downtowns bustling business district.