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The Pfister® Hotel Seeks Next Narrator in Residence

The “Pfister Narrator” will share guests’ stories on the hotel’s award-winning blog and host themed events throughout the year-long residency

By - Feb 22nd, 2018 10:22 am
Pfister Hotel lobby. Photo via Pfister Facebook page.

Pfister Hotel lobby. Photo via Pfister Facebook page.

MILWAUKEE – February 22, 2018 – The AAA Four Diamond Pfister® Hotel, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, is seeking its next Narrator in Residence. Celebrating the art of storytelling, the “Pfister Narrator” will have the opportunity to engage with guests and visitors while sharing his or her Pfister experiences on the hotel’s award-winning blog. The Narrator in Residence will also host uniquely themed events throughout the year that bring literature to life.

“As The Pfister Hotel celebrates its 125th anniversary, there are plenty of stories to be told. We’re thrilled to continue the tradition of the Narrator-in-Residence program as it begins the next chapter of the chronicles of this historic hotel,” said Tim Smith, general manager of The Pfister Hotel. “The Pfister Narrator plays an essential role at the hotel as the writer shares the one-of-a-kind stories of our guests.”

Applications for the yearlong program are available on The Pfister Hotel’s website, and are due Friday, March 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CT. To be eligible, potential candidates must be available to work a minimum of 10 hours per week, and will publish a minimum of two weekly blog posts from May 15, 2018 to May 14, 2019. The writer selected for the position will replace Nicole Mattke, whose stories from the past year can be found at

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the Pfister Narrator, and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to learn about the different guests and associates that add to the magnificent history of this iconic hotel,” said Nicole Mattke, current Pfister Narrator. “I’ve enjoyed hosting events like the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party and Afternoon on the Polar Express, which have allowed me to share my love of writing and storytelling with all ages. The Pfister’s Narrator-in-Residence program is a great way for writers to share their voice with the community in Milwaukee’s most prestigious hotel.”

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. More information and requirements for applying can be found here.

About The Pfister Hotel

Celebrating its 125th year, The Pfister Hotel is one of the most historic hotels in the Midwest and continues to be the premier hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Originally opened 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 by AAA as a Four-Diamond property for 41 consecutive years. In 2017, The Pfister Hotel was ranked the No. 1 Best Milwaukee Hotel by U.S. News & World Report and was recognized as a Top Hotel in the Midwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s 30th annual Reader’s Choice Awards. This exceptional property is a member of two prestigious hotel organizations, Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts. 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 19 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. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time Pub & Grill and The SafeHouse. For more information, please visit: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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