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The Pfister® Hotel Names Nicole Mattke Next Narrator-In-Residence

Tenth Narrator-in-Residence Succeeds Dominic Inouye

By - May 23rd, 2017 09:19 am
Nicole Mattke. Photo courtesy of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Nicole Mattke. Photo courtesy of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Milwaukee, Wis., May 23, 2017 – The historic AAA Four-Diamond Pfister Hotel, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, today announced Nicole Mattke as its tenth “Pfister Narrator.” In this role, Mattke will spend time in the hotel’s lobby and public spaces interacting with visitors and guests and sharing their stories on The Pfister’s award-winning blog ( As narrator-in-residence, Mattke will share her experiences at the hotel through blog entries at least twice each week over the course of a year. She also plans to host events and book clubs to bring the literary community together.

“I am so honored to be named the next Pfister Narrator. This is truly my dream job and I can’t wait to begin interacting with visitors and guests, and writing about the experiences that make the Pfister so unique,” said Mattke. “I plan to link the Pfister’s long history with the guests that travel here today. My vision for this position is to bring a vibrant literary culture to the Pfister through seasonal mini-events with book themes, monthly book clubs and monthly story prompts for guests and the entire community.”

As a published author, Mattke has received honors for her writing and has presented her work at various events throughout the community. Her talents lie in creating stunning pieces of writing that reveal the beauty in daily life. A busy mother of two sets of twins, Mattke finds time to write in a variety of genres as well as contribute to blogs.

Mattke was chosen to serve as the hotel’s tenth narrator-in-residence based on her excellent writing and vision for the role. She was selected from a pool of applicants by a review panel consisting of local writers, editors and representatives from the hotel. She succeeds Dominic Inouye, who served as the ninth Pfister Narrator.

“We are thrilled for Nicole to be the next narrator-in-residence,” said Tim Smith, general manager of The Pfister Hotel. “Nicole will bring new and exciting events to the hotel for the entire family. Guests and staff will enjoy her friendly and outgoing personality as she engages with them in the lobby, café and throughout the hotel.”

More information about The Pfister Narrator program can be found at

About The Pfister Hotel

The Pfister Hotel has been the premier hotel in downtown Milwaukee for over 120 years. Originally built in 1893 by businessman Guido Pfister, it was the most lavish hotel of its time. The hotel’s storied elegance had faded following World War II, until 1962, when Ben Marcus, founder of The Marcus Corporation, purchased this grand hotel out of bankruptcy. The Marcus family renovated and restored the hotel to its original glory, adding convention facilities, a parking garage and 23-story guest tower. The Pfister Hotel remains home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world, and offers an interactive augmented reality tour of pieces in this impressive collection.

Today the Pfister Hotel continues its tradition of gracious service and impeccable style, and has been recognized for 41 consecutive years by AAA as a Four-Diamond property. In 2017, The Pfister Hotel was ranked the No. 1 Best Milwaukee Hotel by U.S. News & World Report.  This exceptional property is a member of two prestigious hotel organizations, Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. For more information, please visit and follow the hotel on Facebook and Twitter (@PfisterHotel).

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 17 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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