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We're Open: Hawkeye Hotels work to stay afloat

Posted at 12:32 PM, Jan 19, 2021

The Hawkeye Hotel Corporation just opened up a three-hotel development on North Jefferson Street, in downtown Milwaukee during a tough time.

Kevin Dombrow, who is the sales director for the company, explains how tough it has been."I mean, during a pandemic we are running skeleton crews, occupancy percentage is very, very low. Historically in December, January, and February, they're low to begin with, but they are really really low right now," he says.

Despite this, the group is doing what it needs to in order to survive.

"Reaching out to a lot of corporate clients, they're telling us that corporate travel probably won't resume to any normalcy to probably to at least July or August, so we're banking on that right now it's just a lot of leisure travel," said Dombrow.

Their timing wasn't the best, but Kevin likes the options they have to offer for their customers.

"We just opened up in December in downtown Milwaukee, right next to Milwaukee's Third Ward, it consists of Tru by Hilton, a Home2 Suites by Hilton, and a Holiday Express," said Dombrow.

If you have plans for an extended stay, their Home2 Suites has everything you're looking for Dombrow says.

"In every one of the Home2 Extended suites, you'll get a queen-size bed or two queen-size beds. In each one of the rooms, you'll have a sleeper sofa, you've got a work area if you're here for work, a nice little desk area. The greatest little thing is that it's a full-size kitchen, you have a dishwasher, you've got a microwave a fridge and freezer, and all of the supplies that you need," said Dombrow.

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