'Transforming this space:' Officials at Iron Horse Hotel go with '1970s nightclub' vibe on NYE

Brigette Duval-Begos

MILWAUKEE -- On New Year's Eve in Milwaukee, officials at the Iron Horse Hotel were preparing for a NYE bash unlike any other.

The Iron Horse Hotel wasn't Brigette Duval-Begos' first stop on Monday, Dec. 31.

"Anything I can do ahead of time, I try to do ahead of time," said Duval-Begos, with "Brigette's Bargain Balloons." "We were at Potawatomi at 2 a.m. we got there. We finished about 6. Got a quick bite to eat, came right here and started working."

She was working to transform the boutique hotel into "A Night in Studio 54."

Brian Fahey

"Transforming this entire space so that it feels like a 1970s nightclub," said Brian Fahey, Iron Horse Hotel GM. "We wanted it to feel very special, very exclusive, and then just something where you can come down and let your hair down and party all night long."

Ryan Amundson

Preparations were also underway at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

"That's the fun part about coming to Potawatomi for New Year's Eve -- just the diverse number of things you can do up in our center," said Ryan Amundson, PR manager.

The event at Potawatomi was billed as "Milwaukee's biggest New Year's Eve party," with dancing, music and even some games.

"If you're up here at midnight on New Year's Eve, it's rockin' and rollin'. People are just having a blast," said Amundson.

Tickets for the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino NYE celebration were $59, and $150 at the Iron Horse Hotel.