Glendale Radisson closing, converting to Fairfield
Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 3:22 p.m. CT Oct. 28, 2016 | Updated 9:21 p.m. CT Oct. 28, 2016
Glendale's Radisson Hotel is closing at the end of this year and would be redeveloped into a Fairfield Inn, under a new proposal pending before city officials.
The planned conversion of Radisson Hotel Milwaukee North Shore, 7065 N. Port Washington Road, would create an 86-room Fairfield Inn with a new lobby in the building's three-story south portion, according to information filed with the city.
Odyssey Glendale Hotel LLC, which owns the property, also would renovate guest rooms in that portion of the building.
The Fairfield's main entrance would face a new 83-room Residence Inn by Marriott that Odyssey is building at 7003 N. Port Washington Road, just north of W. Green Tree Road.
The four-story Residence Inn, an extended stay hotel, will open in March, said Rachit Dhingra, who operates Chicago-based Odyssey Hotels.
The 133-room Radisson will drop that brand at the end of December, Dhingra said Friday. The hotel will likely operate as an independent hotel for a few months as those operations wind down, he said.
The Fairfield Inn will likely open in the former Radisson's southern portion by fall of 2017, Dhingra said.
Meanwhile, the Radisson's restaurant and banquet facility will remain open and undergo interior renovations, he said. They will be operated under new names: Centerfield Sports Bar and Grill and North Shore Events Center.
Finally, the two-story portion of the Radisson that includes the swimming pool, atrium and additional guest rooms will close. A new use for that portion of the property hasn't yet been determined, Dhingra said.
Dhingra expects to draw more business travelers with the Fairfield Inn and Residence Inn, which are both Marriott brands.
The Glendale Plan Commission at its Tuesday meeting will review Odyssey's request to divide the Radisson parcel into three separate parcels to accommodate the redevelopment proposal. The commission is tentatively scheduled to review the proposal at its Dec. 6 meeting.