Fond Du Lac, WI
LEGENDARY HOTELS, LLC
Hotel Retlaw, Fond Du Lac, WI
Legendary Hotels LLC, an affiliate of Legendary Hospitality LLC, was specifically formed in 2017 to undertake a unique historic rehabilitation project in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, the resurrection of the iconic Hotel Retlaw. The objective was to reinstate the Retlaw as a world-class property that would serve as an urban destination for visitors while creating a vibrant social scene for Fond Du Lac.
The hotel is now positioned as a core attribute in the revitalization of downtown Fond Du Lac, fulfilling the visionary initiative of city leadership while satisfying the community's civic and business needs. The stakeholders of Legendary Hotels represent the complexity of the project and the associated ownership group of the Hotel Retlaw, which includes a State and Federal historic tax credit partnership. In contrast, Legendary Hospitality is positioned as the Asset Management entity for the property.
Our ability to deliver excellence of products and services efficiently ensures optimum results for our stakeholders. We understand that today’s hotels are much more than accommodations; they are a destination for travelers and a beacon in the communities they serve. We offer distinctive boutique properties that embody a unique sense of style reflective of their destinations while sharing our signature sense of understated luxury, timeless sophistication, and warm, gracious service.
Dennis M. Doucette
Principal | Managing Director
Dennis Doucette was formerly with Seaway Hotels for over 32 years, from 1980 thru 2012. His team re-opened the Biltmore-Miami, and thereafter he served in the role of General Manager for 19 years, from 1993 thru 2012. Under his leadership, the Biltmore-Miami established itself as a world-class Leading Hotels of the World.
Associate Partner | Creative Director
Yvonne Roberts, a hospitality entrepreneur for more than 25+ years, specializes exclusively in the luxury segment. She possesses a trailblazing style and special passion for ‘Grande Dame’ hotels of yesteryear. Her contribution for almost two decades as interior designer for the majestic Biltmore in Miami was instrumental in the hotel’s elite National Landmark designation, achieved by only 3 percent of all historic structures in North America.
Principal Partner | Director of Sales
Steven Frantz is an accomplished senior sales executive, possessing over 28 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including 12 years at Benchmark Resorts & Hotels. During his tenure, he received the Benchmark Award of Excellence, the company’s ‘Best of Best’ distinction, a prestigious accomplishment.
Associate Partner | Facilities Director
Tom directs the maintenance of facilities and oversees the functioning of all building systems including mechanical, electrical, life safety, plumbing and waste management. He ensures building operations comply with all local zoning laws and regulations.