Hampton Inn/KI Event Center Renovation/Conversion, Green Bay, WI


Hampton Inn/KI Event Center Renovation/Conversion, Green Bay, WI


With the expansion of the KI Convention Center sparking a renaissance in downtown Green Bay, the neighboring Clarion hotel became both a liability and an eyesore due to its age and condition. To draw international clientele, the hotel would need a new brand and extensive upgrades to its structure, mechanicals, life safety, and exterior.

One month before renovations began, a massive water main break complicated design and construction logistics, and the scope grew to involve insurance claim work. Consolidated gutted, demolished portions of, and rebuilt this 7-story hotel and coordinated activities with the KI Center contractor on a shared, urban site.

This project earned a Projects of Distinction Gold Award from Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Mayor’s Beautification Award.

We’ve been talking about all this happening for 20 years, and it’s finally happening. Everyone put so much effort into this. We’re proud of it. It’s the proudest I’ve been of this hotel in a long time.
Barb Myer
Hampton Inn Downtown General Manager

For more information, or to receive a quote, contact our Hospitality market leader Gene Schleusner.


  • 70,932 SF renovations, 7 stories, 135 guest rooms (originally 146)
  • Remediate and repair work related to a water main break; elevator inspection, repair and service; asbestos abatement; electrical and transformer repairs; mold remediation and demolition of water damaged areas (three full floors)
  • Demolition of banquet room for convention center connection
  • Removal and replacement on all floors of: plumbing; electrical (services, boxes, transformers
    and backup generator); drywall; HVAC (ductwork, exhaust fans, in-room PTAC units, common areas); life safety equipment; pool mechanicals, pool deck and tile; refinish surface parking and add lighting and security gates. Removal and replacement of roof.
  • New installation of two outdoor patios with pergola, gas fire pit and lighted walkway to Fox River
ABC Award Gold