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Historic Port Resort owners strategy to redesign rooms, open restaurant

New Port Hotel owners Jim Read and Angel Tello plan to redesign the inn's rooms and open a tavern and restaurant on the building's first floor.

The new house owners of a historic assets and restaurant in Port Washington have purchased Port Resort, and they have plans to modernize its rooms, put in an elevator and serve food and beverages there.

The new house owners are Angel Tello, owner of Tello’s Grille and Catering, and Jim Read, architect and proprietor of the Hoffmann Property. They purchased the Port Resort for $755,000.

The historic hotel was shown on the market in August for $750,000. In February, RSF Investments LLC obtained the developing from Port Washington Condition Bank.

Tom Didier, owner and broker at Re/Max United, said RSF had planned for an operator to run the hotel and cafe but resolved to offer when those strategies fell by way of.

The Hoffmann Household is a further historic Port Washington assets in which Tello has operated a cafe. Go through stated now it is time that he and Tello co-have a creating.

‘Hearken back again to the past’

Go through stated the lodge will gradually reopen, starting with the 10 rooms at the inn followed by the tavern and restaurant. The inn will be redesigned to “downplay” its Victorian Renaissance aesthetic.

He explained rooms will be detailed on booking internet sites like Airbnb and could be prepared for attendees this thirty day period.

Several rooms at the Port Hotel feature a king size bed and corner fireplace. Co-owner Jim Read has plans to modernize the rooms and add memory foam pull-out couches for more sleeping options.

“I believe that the youthful generation is hunting for a lot more of an expertise than a model place or historical phase established,” explained Browse.

Read reported he’s listened to that locals want the supper club to return. That’s why the hotel’s cafe will “hearken again to the previous.”

Ashley’s Cafe and Bar, which brought its famous Milwaukee barbecue to the Port Hotel setting up in 2017, closed in 2019.“We’re listening to folks, and we’re building a group and constructing a menu,” Examine reported.