Hilton Madison Monona Terrace–a property owned and operated by Marcus Hotels & Resorts in Madison, Wis.–is undergoing full renovation that is eyed to be completed by summer 2019.
The lobby will be transformed to include a free-standing services desk for a more personalized check-in experience. Additionally, a grab-n-go option will be available.
All 240 guestrooms and suites will be renovated with a new design inspired by the university community. Upon completion, new features and amenities will include brand-new bedding, stone-topped furniture, and 55” smart TVs. All double rooms will be converted to two queen beds, and king rooms will be updated with walk-in showers. All rooms will receive new tile surrounds and double headed showers.
The renovations will also include reimagining the hotel’s food and beverage options, such as reconfiguring Olive Lounge into The Audrey Kitchen & Bar, which was named after Audrey Munson, who modeled for the statue on the dome atop the State Capitol building.
The longstanding Capitol ChopHouse will be replaced with an event space that will be called The Liberty Room, which will feature the historic façade of the Madison Catholic Diocese building first established in 1938. The Liberty Room will have a seasonal outside patio, 1,900 square feet of event space to accommodate up to 125 guests, a pre-function area, and private street entrance with valet and self-parking available. The space will also have interactive food stations. The Liberty Room is expected to open by August 1.
Additional renovations will include maximizing the event space in the 14th floor Capitol Club and the Hilton Honors members’ lounge, as well as updates to the pool and fitness areas.
Located in the heart of Madison’s capital, and overlooking the shores of Lake Monona, the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace is connected via a climate-controlled skywalk to the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired, Gold LEED certified Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, and is near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and Madison’s dining, shopping, entertainment, art and theater districts. Skip Harless is the general manager of the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace.
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