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The Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel is slated to open in August just in time for the Democratic National Convention (DNC), scheduled for August 17-20.

When Prevue chatted with Mike Dominguez, president and CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) about how the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic will impact travel, he referenced the DNC.

“It’s been kind of under the radar, the DNC only got moved 30 days, to mid-August. If you see that happening, I think that becomes the visual, people gathering,” explained Dominguez.

With fewer people gathering in person at this year’s event, convention planners are modifying the convention campus. All convention proceedings will move from Fiserv Forum to the Wisconsin Center, the convention center in downtown Milwaukee.

Located in Wauwatosa, just to the west of Milwaukee, this new 196-room hotel is in closee proximity to the  Milwaukee County  Research Park, Medical College of Wisconsin, Miller Park, Wauwatosa Village, the zoo, Wisconsin Expo Center, Historic Third Ward, Fiserv Forum and more.

The hotel features several amenities including, a 12th-floor fitness center, lobby bar and event space on the top floor with panoramic views.

This story originally appeared in sister publication Prevue. For more information, click here. For more updates on new protocols, visit Recommend’s Safe Travels page. Stories about future travel can be accessed at #AmazingDaysAhead.