milwaukee mayors design awards, bay view wi, kinn guesthouse, milwaukee hotel, boutique hotelOur entire team here at Kinn Guesthouse MKE is thrilled to announce that our boutique guesthouse hotel has been awarded the coveted Mayor’s Design Award for 2018!  

Since 1997, the Mayor’s Design Awards have been given as an ongoing effort to recognize design excellence throughout the City of Milwaukee.  Projects, both big and small, are selected for adding value to their neighborhoods by contributing to the urban fabric and the character of their surroundings.  Recipients of the award have upheld these values by restoring, constructing or enhancing their properties for all to enjoy.

Each year, projects as big as a neighborhood parks and as small as sitting chairs are celebrated for design excellence and their positive contributions to the city.  Nominees have included everything from new and refurbished signage and art projects, to apartments, offices, commercial buildings and outdoor public spaces.  

Each project is nominated by the public and carefully selected through a highly competitive selection process such that the winners reflect the great positive changes occurring in Milwaukee.  Award recipients often include not just exciting modern buildings built from the ground up but also updates of those buildings and properties in need of a facelift, as well as renovations of those that were once a part of Milwaukee’s industrial past.  Honorees also include sculptures and signage that brighten up our streets, and outdoor areas that provide gathering spaces that make our neighborhoods more people and tourist friendly.

milwaukee mayors design awards, bay view wi, kinn guesthouse, milwaukee hotel, boutique hotelLast year’s recipients included projects like Black Husky Brewing, 1900 W Morgan, 213 Broadway, 644 S 5th Street, 833 East, Eleven25 at Pabst, Journey House Campus Housing, Milwaukee TechForce Training Center, MobCraft Beer Brewery & Taproom, Sendik’s Food Market Corporate Offices, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, King Lofts Bay View, The Historic Wally Schmidt Redevelopment/Tandem Restaurant, Traction Factory, Zurn Industries, Garden Homes Green Revitalization Project, Marcus DeBack Playground, Standing Rock Buffalo Topiaries, and Hartung Park.   We are very proud to be counted among the ranks of such key projects, both past and present, that continue to impact and improve our community.

The goal of our boutique guesthouse has always been to change the way people think about luxury travel.  Our concept continues to offer a personalized luxury lodging experience that you just can’t find anywhere else.  The guesthouse was designed to offer each and every one of our guests a memorable, one-of-a-kind escape from the monotony of their busy daily routines, all within a tight-knit community that still provides the comforts of home.  Unlike any other traditional, corporate hotel concept, Kinn Guesthouse MKE is a lodging experience that you can really see and feel that’s different from any other stay.

We’d like to thank all of you, our friends, neighbors, community – our home, for supporting our project and its mission to provide a home away from home to MKE visitors.  We couldn’t have done it without your enthusiasm and love for our community. To learn more about the Mayor’s Design Awards and to view the complete list of this year’s winners, visit the official website of the City of Milwaukee.