Wednesday, June 26, 2013- FirstPathway Partners is proud to announce the opening of The Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, a full service, 205 room hotel with meeting/banquet space, restaurant, pool, fitness center, and Concierge Lounge. The 54 million dollar property is also home to a full-service Starbucks and upscale jeweler. The hotel opens ahead of its anticipated mid-July schedule.
In a survey of more than 2,000 institutions, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Business graduate program ranked 19th, in The Princeton Review's annual ranking of entrepreneurship programs. Some of the performance metrics included: faculty credentials, courses offered, mentorship, non-curriculum-based activities and competitions.
According to J.D. Power and Associates customer satisfaction report, the Aloft, a project in FirstPathway Partners’ Citizenship Fund Portfolio, ranks higher in customer satisfaction than many larger, more established brands. Experts say, the hotel segment has seen a shift towards brands positioned as "style at a steal," like the Aloft.
Over 100 invited guests gathered to mark the addition of the Aloft Hotel to Milwaukee's river walk, during a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, December 17th 2009. Distinguished speakers included Department of City Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux, Alderman Nik Kovac, Antonio Riley of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Aloft officials.
In 1996, Pabst, a world famous Milwaukee Brewery, closed its doors after over 150 years of operation to begin a new chapter: redevelopment. “With strong support from the City of Milwaukee, the availability of state and federal historic tax credits and other available credits, this site is a unique opportunity for investors,” the brewery’s website boasts.
As Yi Jianlian moves on from Milwaukee, FirstPathway Partners would like to thank him for being part of our community this past year. Yi was yet another bridge between the city of Milwaukee and China, and although he is gone, the influence he has had on the relationship between Milwaukee and China still remains, and we will continue to strengthen that relationship.