The list of recent improvements at the property is long.

No stranger to the Belle City as a 1988-98 Racine resident when he worked at Ganton Technologies, UW-Madison alumnus Prabhu said exterior “curb appeal” renovations at Watersedge include a native wildflower and sculpture garden, renovation of the hotel’s original porte cochère covered entry canopy, and parking lot resurfacing.

Interior renovations include installation of a state-of-the-art $100,000 fire alarm system and the total remodeling of the hotel’s common areas and guest rooms.

Watersedge’s refreshed guest suites feature new furniture, beds and bedding, flooring and carpeting, windows, ceilings, doors, integrated LED lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures, toilets, showers, countertops and sinks. All guest rooms are equipped with a variety of amenities including 37-inch flat screen televisions with premium channels, microwave ovens and mini refrigerators.

“For all practical purposes it’s a new hotel,” Prabhu said of the remodeling transformation. “The guests love what we’ve done with the hotel. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Standard rooms are single king suites with pull-out sofa beds. Watersedge also offers three king whirlpool suites, 40 double queen suites, two three-queen suites, and two handicap-accessible double queen suites with full roll-in showers.