A contemporary Scandinavian inspired hotel adds to the area’s vibrant tourism scene.

Sister Bay, WI (05/27/2021) — The Dörr Hotel in Sister Bay, Wisconsin officially opened today.  The 47-room property is the area’s first newly built hotel in almost 20 years. Featuring a modern, Nordic design aesthetic, the cobalt blue structure offers 45 Bay of Green Bay lakeview rooms with balconies and a team of dedicated guest experience hosts who will design Door County touring itineraries.

“We’re thrilled to be open, and we look forward to welcoming guests to the area’s first contemporary focused hotel,” said Christopher Schmeltz, principal owner of The Dörr Hotel.  Working with Chicago-based Aria Group Architects on the interiors and Hobart-based Bayland Builders, The Dörr’s design was inspired by the area’s Scandinavian roots.  The hotel embodies a sense of Hygge, a Danish term referring to coziness and contentment, and this is reflected in the soothing interiors and open living room that makes up the heart of the hotel.

The living room’s focal point is a dramatic dark gray glazed Venetian plaster fireplace flanked by two cutouts filled with logs.  Two-story high floor to ceiling windows, cedar beams, a cozy seating area surrounding the fireplace and an intimate bar area create a convivial setting for enjoying a complimentary breakfast snack or a late day glass of wine or beer. Small plates are served in the evening and can be enjoyed inside or outside. A grassy outdoor space features a fire pit with seating.

Guest rooms, including suites, are located on the first, third and fourth floors and feature white shiplap walls, natural oak, custom built furnishings and black tile and white quartz bathrooms.  Forty-five of the rooms offer outdoor balconies with patio furniture. All rooms are equipped with a 50-inch flat screen SMART TV, Bluetooth speakers, Keurig coffee machines, glass front refrigerators and gray cotton bathrobes.   Each of the nine fourth floor suites feature a cathedral ceiling, and a fireplace with The Dörr Suite offering a kitchenette.

The Dörr will offer a dedicated Director of Guest Experiences and a team of hosts who will serve as area ambassadors and be available to customize each guest’s stay and create personalized year-round tours.

Recreation opportunities abound in the Door County area.  The hotel will provide a limited number of house bicycles, tennis and pickle ball equipment, snowshoes, walking poles and a selection of beach chairs for guest’s complimentary use.


Room rates range from $175 to $440 per night.   For further information, call 844-944-0354 or to make a reservation go to www.thedorrhotel.com. Free onsite parking is available along with an electric vehicle car charging station.

Door County Area

The Door County Peninsula is the narrow thumb of Wisconsin which juts out into Lake Michigan in Northeast Wisconsin. Located 85 miles from Green Bay, the area is known for its stunning beauty and miles of shoreline.

With 298 miles of shoreline, 11 light houses, five State Parks, more than 100 galleries and two outdoor theatre companies – Peninsula Players and Northern Sky – the area has long been a favorite vacation destination. Extensive shopping and dining opportunities are available throughout the area which strongly supports independent retail stores and restaurants.  The Dörr will be home to an independently owned clothing boutique.

About The Dörr

 Door County’s newest hotel and the area’s first newly built hotel in nearly 20 years, the 47-room property offers cozy charm and Nordic-inspired contemporary design near Lake Michigan’s Bay of Green Bay.  Featuring a guest experience team dedicated to creating personalized experiences and touring opportunities, the hotel showcases Door County as a year-round destination and is ideal for romantic getaways, weekend gatherings, weddings and corporate retreats. For more information, visit www.thedorrhotel.com.

Covid-19 Precautions at The Dörr

During this time of concern over the Covid-19 virus, The Dörr will take extra precautions upon opening to help assure guest’s health and safety.  The hotel has partnered with ECOLAB and room 360 to ensure the highest-level cleaning and sanitizing methods along with supplying guests and employees with all necessary PPE.   All staff will be following CDC and American Hotel and Lodging Association recommended practices relative to cleaning protocol, physical distancing and PPE along with implementing additional cleaning procedures in rooms and common areas.


Media contacts:

James Lohmiller, The Dörr Hotel, Email: james@nullthedorrhotel.com, Tel:  844-944-0354

Rebecca Werner, Werner Public Relations, Inc., Email: rebecca@nullwernerpr.com, Tel:  917-370-5005






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