Built in downtown Sister Bay, the Dörr Hotel will have 47 rooms and 4,300 square feet of retail space. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is providing a $250,000 Community Development Grant for the $8.1 million project, which should be finished in 2021. The hotel will employ 10 to 15 people.
Bayland Buildings Inc. is the developer for the site and says the project is intended to complete Sister Bay’s downtown area by developing a lot that’s been vacant for more than nine years and fill a gap in the number of local hotel rooms since Helm’s Four Season Hotel closed. That site was then transformed into the current Sister Bay bandshell and public beach.
“For the past dozen years, the Village of Sister Bay has been executing a progressive plan to enhance the vibrancy of the community, and the results have been unmistakable,” said Door County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Jim Schuessler. “Not only is the addition of Dörr Hotel the next logical step toward continuous enhancement of the community, but the hotel will in many ways serve as the centerpiece for Sister Bay’s growing four-season economy.”
The Dörr Hotel website will begin taking reservations next spring to secure stays for dates in 2021.