The Pfister Hotel News


The historic Pfister® Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, which is owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, is seeking its next Narrator in Residence, known as the “Pfister Narrator.” The chosen candidate will spend time in the hotel’s lobby and public spaces, getting to know visitors and guests and sharing their stories through the hotel’s award-winning blog ( over the course of the year-long position.

Applications for the program are due March 3, 2014, and potential candidates must be available from May 2014 through April 2015. Previously a six-month position, this is the second year the program will be 12 months long. It transitioned to a full year with the start of current Pfister Narrator, Molly Snyder.

“Over the past few years, our Pfister Narrators and Pfister Artists have begun collaborating more and more,” said Paul Ohm, general manager of The Pfister Hotel. “It makes sense to select the two candidates around the same time each year and have them grow in their positions together.”

The Pfister’s next artist in residence will be named later this month and will begin his/her residency in April 2014.

The writer selected next for the position will be the hotel’s seventh Narrator in Residence, and will replace Snyder, whose stories can be found at

“As the Pfister Narrator I’ve met people from around the world and have had the opportunity to document their fascinating stories,” said Snyder. “The Pfister Hotel is one of the friendliest, most vibrant places on earth, which deeply inspired my creativity and writing. I feel like I am living a piece of Milwaukee history – in the present.”

Over the past few years, the Pfister Narrator program and the hotel’s blog have been attracting international recognition within the hospitality industry. In 2012, the hotel won a Social Hotel Award from HOTELS Magazine, a leading hotel industry publication, in the category of Best Blog. The inaugural Social Hotel Award winners were recognized for excellence in social media marketing.

The new Pfister Narrator will work a minimum of 10 hours per week over the course of a 12-month period and will publish a minimum of two blog posts per week. The chosen writer will receive his or her choice of a $1,000 monthly stipend, scholarship for continuing education or donation to a charity of his or her choice in his or her honor, in addition to complimentary parking and meals within the hotel’s cafeteria. More information and requirements for applying can be found at

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About The Pfister Hotel

Built in 1893, The Pfister Hotel has been the premier downtown Milwaukee hotel for more than a century, and continues to celebrate a tradition of gracious service and impeccable style; 2013 marked the hotel’s 120th year as an icon in Milwaukee. The Pfister Hotel was purchased in 1962 by Ben Marcus, who vowed to renovate the distinguished hotel to its original beauty. Significant renovations were completed and a new 23-story guest room tower was built. In fall 2012, The Marcus Corporation celebrated its 50th year of ownership of the property.

Home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world, The Pfister is a AAA Four-Diamond property with membership in two of the industry’s leading organizations: Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. More information and updates on the hotel can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter (@PfisterHotel).

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 states.  A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations.  The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels.  For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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January 2022