The Pfister Hotel, [424 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, 53202] built in 1893 at a cost of $1 million, was hailed the “Grand Hotel of the West” at its opening. Charles Pfister, a local tannery magnate, bank financier, utility owner, newspaper publisher, hotelier, and philanthropist worked diligently to construct a hotel that was unique for its time


This seven-story hotel located in downtown Milwaukee, was constructed of local limestone and the ubiquitous Cream City brick of its time.  Today, the Pfister is a member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, dedicated to promoting heritage and cultural travel to prestigious historic treasures.

The hotel will be our base of operation for the majority of the convention as well as the rose show.  We will have use of the entire seventh floor which houses the historic and modern ballrooms, meeting rooms, and gathering areas.  

Pfister Booking Link  {Room rates are guaranteed three nights prior to and following the event}

                                        Parking rates for the hotel have been reduced for ARS guests of the hotel; $15/night


Pfister Hotel Fact Sheet

Pfister Hotel Clean Care Pledge

Pfister Clean Care Video

Video of the Pfister Hotel