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Hotel of the Arts Baymont Inn & Suites

Madison, WI
Services: New Construction
Architect: Owen F. Slagle III, Architect - Verona, PA

Hotel of the Arts Baymont Inn & Suites brings jobs to Madison throughout pandemic and beyond, offers modern amenities and convenient option for area travelers

Former Madison residents Karl Rajani and Pat Prabhu sought to expand their Hotel of the Arts hospitality business from downtown Milwaukee, where they co-own a Days Inn & Suites, into Madison, with construction of a centrally located Baymont Inn & Suites.

Contractor research and pandemic pivots

After reviewing several Madison-based general contractors, the hotel co-owners chose to partner with National Construction.

After a strategic preconstruction process offering extensive value engineering, National broke ground in the fall of 2019 and continued construction through the COVID-19 pandemic, pivoting to meet virtually with the client and overcome new safety protocols, material delays and more. The hotel was completed in early 2021.

Modern hospitality

The 37,571 square foot hotel was designed with a focus on aesthetics, art and technology. The four story, 85-room hotel layout incorporates a bar, breakfast area with pantry, pool, hot tub and fitness facility, and provides in-room streaming services and shuttle transportation to area destinations.

The exterior features a large, covered entrance for convenient drop-offs no matter the weather. Siding is a combination of fiber cement, metal and brick.

37,571 square foot hotel
Four story, 85-room hotel
Large covered entrance

A dark stone fireplace is the highlight of the spacious lobby. A consistent color palette of white, gray and black, as well as contemporary furniture and lighting selections create a modern aesthetic throughout.

Baymont Inn & Suites offers five different room types: single king, king suite, accessible king suite, double queen, and accessible double queen. The bathrooms boast elegance with their porcelain bathtubs and marble vanities. A variety of accent colors and materials differentiate other spaces within the hotel.

Open and welcoming lobby
Lobby with modern aesthetic
Lobby fireplace
Stylish furniture
Distinctive lighting fixtures
Breakfast area
Breakfast bar
Pool
Hot tub
Fitness center
Bathroom with high-end finishes
Neutral palette accented with pops of color
Modern hotel room
Ample seating

Community impact

City of Madison District 14 Alder Sheri Carter spoke at the hotel’s groundbreaking, noting the positive impact a walkable place of employment would have on her neighborhood, one of the most diverse in Madison. The hotel was expected to create 24 jobs.

Groundbreaking ceremony
Owners Karl Rajani and Pat Prabhu
City of Madison District 14 Alder Sheri Carter

The hotel’s location near the Todd Drive-Beltline intersection makes it a convenient option for business travelers and other area visitors.

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