Hotel of the week
Downtown Milwaukee’s newest visitor attraction “takes the concept of an arts hotel and kicks it up a notch or 20,” said Lori Rackl in the Chicago Tribune. Packed with work by big-name contemporary artists, Saint Kate is also home to a gallery of rotating exhibitions and a 90-seat theater where an in-house troupe of actors, dancers, musicians, and jugglers puts on free shows. Five of the 219 guest rooms are artists’ creations, including one whose walls and furnishings are blanketed in leopard-like spots. All rooms are equipped with a ukulele, colored pencils, and a roll of doodling paper.
saintkatearts.com; doubles from $279
Nanna Heitmann/The Washington Post, courtesy Saint Kate ■