Madison, WI – (August 19, 2019) – Mortenson Development has announced that it has completed the land purchase and hotel brand negotiations and that construction has started on the seven-story, 176-room Hilton Garden Inn Madison development project, located at 770 Regent Street. The site is strategically positioned adjacent to both the Southwest Commuter Bike Path and East Campus Mall, which connect pedestrians to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, providing convenient access to campus facilities including the Kohl Center, an arena and athletics center; Memorial Union, the student union on Lake Mendota; and Camp Randall Stadium, home to the Wisconsin Badgers football team.
The Hilton Garden Inn Madison, designed by Wisconsin-based Kahler Slater architects with interior design by Design Force Corporation, will include a bar, restaurant, junior ballroom for events, fitness center and a 200+-stall parking garage.
A signature feature of the hotel will be the gallery walk presenting five large 15’ X 20’ art panels by artist and Madison native Daniella Willett-Rabin. Located on the northeast corner of the property, the artwork will spotlight Willett-Rabin’s brightly-colored and playful paintings.
“We are honored to launch the Hilton Garden Inn Madison on this dynamic site located at the front door of the university,” said Nate Gundrum, vice president of real estate development with Mortenson Development. “The hotel is the result of a successful collaboration between many stakeholders including the City of Madison; Hilton Hotels Corporation; and The Alexander Companies. We look forward to welcoming guests to this hotel gem in the wonderful city of Madison.”
Site preparation for hotel construction began in mid-August and completion is set for Winter 2020-21.