By Sarah Macomber | 11 December 2017 08:20:42The Milwaukee hotel crisis has hit its peak, with the state’s largest city seeing an influx of customers as well as a surge in hotel stays.
Key points:The Milwaukee Marriott hotel is being investigated by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) after a series of firesIn total, more than 4,100 properties were affected, with 1,100 people needing treatmentThe city is looking to increase hotel capacity to cope with the surgeThe hotel crisis is a major concern for many in the state, as hotels and condominiums are being raided for supplies to cope.
As of this week, the Milwaukee Marriott was the most popular hotel in the city, with up to 4,200 rooms booked for this year alone.
However, the MCSO is now investigating the cause of the fires, which started around midnight on Friday.
“The hotel fire investigation is ongoing,” a spokesperson for the county told Business Insider on Saturday.
“We have not determined the cause at this time.
We will be reaching out to anyone who has information regarding the cause.”
While the fires have not been ruled out, they have not yet been deemed arson.
“I don’t think they have anything to do with it,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told ABC News on Saturday, adding that he does not think the fires were set intentionally.
“You’ve got the sheriff’s office investigating this, but it’s too early in the investigation,” he said.
“It’s really premature to draw any conclusions.”
Hotel occupancy is up around 20 per cent from last year, according to the Milwaukee Brewers, while the Milwaukee Convention Center is up by a third, as well.
The MCSA says the fires are the most severe in recent memory.
“We’ve had about a week of unprecedented activity,” spokesperson Kelly Matson said on Saturday evening.
“The hotel occupancy rate is up and we’ve seen a lot of cancellations in the past week.
We’ve also seen an increase in the number of people needing medical treatment.”
Matson says the hotel has reopened for business, but the MSSI website has been down for several days, with people unable to register.MCSA spokesperson Kelly McPherson said there is no timeframe for when the hotel will reopen.
“It’s too soon to tell what’s going to happen with the MSPI,” she said.
Matson said she hopes the MDSI website will reopen soon.
“If it’s possible, we would like to reopen the website to let people know that we’re working on it,” she told ABC.
“People can register and make appointments and get the necessary services.”
Right now we’re not sure if we’re going to reopen on Monday.”MCSR spokesperson Sarah MacOMBER said the state is working closely with hotel management to assist with the crisis.”
There are additional steps that we are taking to make sure the hotel remains available for occupancy, including increasing the number and type of guest rooms available.””
Hotel management has responded to this issue by increasing capacity to accommodate demand, and we are working closely to accommodate any guests who have booked a room at the hotel.”
There are additional steps that we are taking to make sure the hotel remains available for occupancy, including increasing the number and type of guest rooms available.
“While many people have been unable to book rooms, the number is still a concern for some residents.”
While some hotels have been opened, many people who have been booked a hotel room at a local or regional location have not, as the MBSI website was inaccessible to people in the US and Canada.”
If you can get to the hotel, then you can stay in the hotel.”
While some hotels have been opened, many people who have been booked a hotel room at a local or regional location have not, as the MBSI website was inaccessible to people in the US and Canada.
While the MFSI website is still down, it will be reopened on Monday.
“This is our response to the crisis in Milwaukee,” MCSR Director of Communications Jennifer Williams told BusinessInsider.
“They have reopened MFSIs website and we have been working closely on it with hotel operators and our hotel staff.”
Hotels in Wisconsin have been ordered to reduce occupancy in order to cope, with a report saying that in some cases hotels were reducing occupancy by up to 40 per cent.
However some hotels are already operating under reduced occupancy levels, with one hotel reported to be down to as low as 4 per cent occupancy.
Hotel owners in Wisconsin are facing a number issues as a result of the hotel situation.
Hotels are being forced to close temporarily, with many of them being forced into a temporary shut down, with some hotels unable to maintain the rooms they were previously renting.
Hotline for emergency services has been set up in Wisconsin, and has been overwhelmed with calls, reports Business Insider.
The Milwaukee County Sheriffs Office