Award-Winning Leader in Sustainability and Development in Downtown Racine

Since opening its doors last August, downtown Racine’s newest hotel, Hotel Verdant by Dominion Properties, has garnered multiple awards for quality, sustainability, and economic development. Housed in the historic Zahn’s Department Store building, a beloved local landmark since 1898, Hotel Verdant combines sustainable design and operations with exceptional customer service and genuine Midwestern hospitality, deeply embedding itself within the Racine community.


Hotel Verdant has earned LEED Gold Certification for its sustainable practices, which include geothermal, solar, and wind technologies. Managed by Charlestowne Hotels, the 80-room property features an Italian-inspired restaurant and a rooftop cocktail bar. Notable sustainability features encompass geothermal wells, solar panels, wind turbines, a living green roof, energy-efficient fixtures, and eco-friendly practices such as composting and eliminating single-use plastics.

In recognition of its outstanding quality, Hotel Verdant won a Quality Business Award for having the Best Bed and Breakfast in Racine for 2024 from The Quality Business Awards, achieving an impressive overall quality score exceeding 95%. This accolade underscores their commitment to excellence, making them the top-ranked establishment in Racine.


Furthermore, at RCEDC’s Annual Celebration held on May 9, 2024, Hotel Verdant was honored with the Business Development Project of the Year award for its significant contributions to downtown development and job creation in Racine. The project brought together a network of partnerships and diverse financing sources, including a municipal grant from the City of Racine, new market tax credits, state and federal historic tax credits, PACE financing, and a Racine County loan. This collaborative effort resulted in a remarkable $39 million capital investment and the creation of 100 full-time jobs, transforming the local economy.

Hotel Verdant and Dominion Properties are honored to be recognized by the Racine County Economic Development Corp as The Business Development Project of The Year. We are proud members of the Racine community and are thrilled to be working alongside local businesses and institutions to revitalize our downtown, providing an ideal place for work and to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Michael O'Connor Hotel Verdant and Dominion Properties

Celebrate the future of sustainable development and exceptional service in downtown Racine by planning a stay, dining at the Italian-inspired restaurant, or visiting the rooftop cocktail bar, and discover why Hotel Verdant proudly holds multiple prestigious awards.


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