A former Ramada Inn and Conference Center re-opens after a multi-million-dollar renovation as the 194-room Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the USA’s largest independent hotel management company, has opened the 194-room Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport.

The hotel, which recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation and brand conversion (it was previously the Ramada Inn and Conference Center) is owned by Amana Hospitality, LLC and will be managed by Interstate. This is the third property Interstate has opened this summer. It has 13 still under development, with most scheduled to open in 2010.

The Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport is located at 6401 South 13th St., two-and-a-half miles from General Mitchell International Airport. The five-story hotel is convenient to such downtown Milwaukee attractions as the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Midwest Express Convention Center and U.S. Cellular Arena, home of the Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball team.

The hotel features more than 24,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; an onsite restaurant, Altitude; a fitness center; and a private lounge, the Executive Club, on the top floor.

Guestrooms offer the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program, which includes designated quiet zones, complimentary eye masks and ear plugs, and lavender spray. Additionally, guestrooms feature high-speed wireless Internet access, 32-inch flat screen televisions and ergonomically designed chairs.