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03.21.22

The Pfister Hotel Names Christopher T Woods as Its Next Artist-in-Residence

13th artist-in-residence succeeds conceptual abstraction artist Nykoli Koslow

The AAA Four Diamond Pfister Hotel, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, today announced Christopher T Wood as its 13th artist-in-residence. Wood, a Milwaukee-based pataphysical illustrator, will work in The Pfister Hotel’s lobby-level Artist Studio for one year beginning April 1, 2022. He will succeed current Pfister artist-in-residence and conceptual abstraction artist, Nykoli Koslow.

Christopher T Wood, 13th Pfister Hotel Artist-in-Residence (Image by URBN)

“I am honored to be chosen as The Pfister Hotel’s next artist-in-residence. To be able to connect with hotel guests and incorporate their experiences into my work will result in incredible pieces that will build upon each other to eventually tell the story of The Pfister and all who enter this iconic destination. By drawing a new piece every day during my residency, I will build a web linking hotel guests across time and space, offering a collection of drawings around the studio for all to enjoy. I look forward to this opportunity and to sharing my work with the community,” said Wood.

By applying unique processes he has developed over time, Wood creates drawings consisting of powdered graphite and exquisite shading that form distinct creations. He plans to draw a new piece each day that will eventually become a set of drawings, each serving as an extension of the other. The drawings may overlap, enhance or repeat to further showcase the experiences felt at that particular point in time. Wood’s work has been on display in exhibitions around the globe. Currently, his pieces can be seen at Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee as well as in the Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2022 exhibition at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend, Wisconsin. He also shares his talent with his students as an adjunct professor at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin and as a lecturer at University Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

During his residency, Wood plans to transform one side of the Artist Studio into a viewable working space so guests can witness his process firsthand. The other side of the studio will be a display and reception area allowing guests to see Wood’s daily drawings and to learn their story. The studio will also include the opportunity for visitors to answer a prompt, share an experience or submit an image in order to contribute to Wood’s process.

“For 13 years, The Pfister’s Artist in Residence program has put a spotlight on the city’s arts community in a uniquely accessible way,” said Tim Smith, managing director of The Pfister Hotel. “We are thrilled to host Christopher and his amazing talent within the hotel’s Artist Studio. Our guests will be in awe as they watch the transformation of a blank sheet of paper turn into a spectacular piece of art right before their eyes. Christopher’s pieces stand on their own but link in continuum, bringing our guests along in his journey.”

More information about Wood’s work can be found at www.christophertwood.com.

Nykoli Koslow Brings His Residency to an End

Serving as The Pfister’s 12th artist-in-residence, Koslow was awarded the role for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While guests can continue to see his work in the Artist Studio until March 31, 2022, they can also visit Koslow’s new exhibition, “Queer Mythologies: Transabstractions,” in The Gallery at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel through June 26, 2022.

For more information on The Pfister Hotel’s Artist in Residence program, please visit: www.thepfisterhotel.com/artist-in-residence.

To learn more about Marcus Hotels & Resorts and its properties, please visit: www.marcushotels.com.

About The Pfister’s Artist in Residence Program

Now entering its 13th year, The Pfister’s Artist in Residence program features a working art studio and gallery that is open to hotel guests and visitors. The program encourages the public to interact with the artist and witness the evolution of each piece firsthand. Over the years, The Pfister has received national and international attention for its Artist in Residence program. Since 2009, the hotel has been named a member of the Artist Communities Alliance, an international association of artists’ communities and residencies featuring a diverse field of more than 1,000 programs worldwide.

The program’s current artist is Nykoli Koslow (2020-2022). Past artists include Rosy Petri (2019-2020); Stephanie Schultz (2018-2019); Margaret Muza (2017-2018); Pamela Anderson (2016-2017); Todd Mrozinski (2015-2016; Niki Johnson (2014-2015); Stephanie Barenz (2013-2014); Timothy Westbrook (2012-2013); Shelby Keefe (2011-2012); Katie Musolff (2010-2011); and Reginald Baylor (2009-2010).

About The Pfister Hotel
At more than 125 years old, The Pfister Hotel is one of the oldest and most prestigious hotels in the Midwest and downtown Milwaukee. Originally opened in 1893 by businessman Guido Pfister, it was the most lavish hotel of its time. The hotel’s storied elegance had faded following World War II, until 1962, when Ben Marcus, founder of The Marcus Corporation, purchased this grand hotel out of bankruptcy. The Marcus Corporation renovated and restored the hotel to its original glory, adding convention facilities, a parking garage and 23-story guest tower. The Pfister Hotel is home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world, as well as an award-winning Artist in Residence program.

Today, The Pfister Hotel continues its tradition of gracious service and impeccable style and has been recognized by AAA as a Four Diamond property for 45 consecutive years. In 2021, The Pfister was recognized as a Top Hotel in the Midwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious annual Reader’s Choice Awards for the third consecutive year and was ranked the No. 1 Best Milwaukee Hotel by U.S. News & World Report. This exceptional property is a member of two prestigious hotel organizations, Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. For more information, please visit www.thepfisterhotel.com and follow the hotel on Facebook and Twitter (@PfisterHotel).

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 17 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time® Pub & Grill and SafeHouse® Restaurants. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

02.03.22

Bring Your Love to Marcus Hotels & Resorts this Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day, Marcus Hotels & Resorts offers exclusive experiences and hotel packages for everyone

Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ properties in downtown Milwaukee are celebrating love throughout the month of February with exclusive experiences and hotel packages for couples and best friends. From Galentine’s Day Getaways packed with bubbly and truffles to romantic Valentine’s Day retreats for two, guests can be with the ones that mean the most at the city’s most alluring hotels and restaurants.

Artful Experiences Await at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel

  • Picture Perfect Proposal

Plan the perfect proposal this Valentine’s Day with one of Saint Kate’s award-winning event planners and a photographer who will take photos of the special moment. After they say “yes,” the newly engaged couple can celebrate in an overnight private suite with champagne, a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a chef-curated private dinner for two while a string quartet plays romantic music. By the end of dinner, an artist will present a painting of when you got down on one knee and the rest of your lives began.

Available February 11, 12 or 14, 2022. To make a reservation, call 414-270-4422 or visit saintkatearts.com. Pricing: $3,000, plus tax and gratuity. Package based on availability.

Bring your girls to Saint Kate for plush overnight accommodations that include a chilled bottle of champagne and truffles awaiting you upon arrival. Start the night with VIP seating in Giggly Champagne and Wine Bar with a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label as you listen to live music. Your group can also enjoy either a beautiful artisanal charcuterie board or mouthwatering dessert flight for the perfect Galentine’s Day.

Available February 11, 12 or 14, 2022. To make a reservation, call 414-270-4422 or visit saintkatearts.com. Pricing varies by room type selection. Package based on availability.

Love should be celebrated all month long. Take your muse to Saint Kate for an intimate getaway throughout the month of February. With romantic overnight accommodations, a bottle of bubbly and truffles for your special someone, listen to live music at the Bar or venture through the hotel’s many gallery spaces to take in the beauty of art with your love.

Available throughout February 2022 with complimentary self-parking. To make a reservation, call 414-270-4422 or visit saintkatearts.com. Pricing varies based on room type selection. Package based on availability.

Treat your sweetheart to an exclusive five-course dinner inside Saint Kate’s The Dark Room with a prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day only. Featuring delicious pan seared diver scallops, exquisite lobster ravioli and char-grilled angus filet all perfectly paired with Saint Kate’s finest wines, couples will fill their stomachs and their hearts.

Available February 12, 2022 only with seatings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Pricing: $200 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required. For reservations, call 414-270-4422 or visit exploretock.com/saintkate.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an enhanced menu at ARIA that includes the acclaimed regular dinner offerings in addition to special menu items. Enjoy mussels giardiniera, garlic and sherry roasted oysters, lobster tail and more. Complete your dinner with new dessert offerings to sweeten the night. Available February 11, 12 or 14, 2022. For reservations, call 414-270-4422 or visit OpenTable.com. 

No Valentine’s Day is complete without a piece of your love in pizza form. Surprise your sweetie, best friend or indulge yourself with a heart-shaped Neapolitan-style pizza from Proof Pizza. Create a pizza with all your favorite toppings or select a specialty pizza for a tried-and-true classic. Available only February 14, 2022. Visit Proof Pizza inside Saint Kate to order your Valentine’s Day treat.

 

Continue Your Valentine’s Day Traditions at The Pfister Hotel

Begin your unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration at the most romantic hotel in Milwaukee. With luxurious accommodations and world-class amenities, your love will be enthralled in elegance from the moment they enter the hotel. Enjoy the chilled bottle of champagne and box of chocolates awaiting you in your room before taking in the breathtaking views of the city at Blu. While there, listen to live music in VIP reserved seating while sipping your choice of a bottle of Moet Champagne or a cocktail flight perfect for sharing. End the night by splitting a delectable dessert trio for two.

Available throughout February 2022 with complimentary self-parking. To make a reservation, call 414-270-4422 or visit thepfisterhotel.com. Pricing varies based on room type selection. Package based on availability.

Escape to The Pfister Hotel with your Valentine throughout the entire month of February. Take in the lavish accommodations with a chilled bottle of bubbly and a box of chocolates to savor right in your room. Use this uninterrupted time with your love for an intimate getaway in the most iconic hotel in the city.

Available throughout February 2022 with complimentary self-parking. To make a reservation, call 414-270-4422 or visit thepfisterhotel.com. Pricing varies based on room type selection. Package based on availability.

  • Sweeten Your Valentine’s Day at Mason Street Grill

Treat your sweetheart to a delicious meal, hand-crafted cocktails and an award-winning wine list at Mason Street Grill. Lovers can split a My Cherry Valentine, a one-of-a-kind decadent dessert with layers of red velvet cake, cherry and red currant mousse, cherry compote and chocolate sauce. Available February 11, 12 or 14, 2022. For reservations, call 414-298-3131 or visit OpenTable.com.

 

Showcase Your Love at the Milwaukee ChopHouse

  • The Two Heart Special

Visit the most romantic restaurant in the city at the Milwaukee ChopHouse for Valentine’s Day. Couples can indulge in an exclusive date night menu that includes their choice of an appetizer, two entrees and a shareable dessert. Featuring excellent wines and hand-selected ingredients, you’ll be able to spoil your soulmate for this amorous holiday. Available February 12, 2022 only. For reservations, call 414-226-2467 or visit OpenTable.com.

 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time® Pub & Grill and SafeHouse® Restaurants. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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11.17.21

Continue Your Holiday Traditions and Create New Memories at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel and The Pfister Hotel

 

Marcus Hotels & Resorts brings back guests’ favorite holiday celebrations along with new events for all to enjoy

The award-winning Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel and the AAA Four Diamond Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee will soon be hauling out the holly, putting up the tree and inviting guests to enjoy the magic of the season with the return of Milwaukee’s most favorite holiday traditions and new celebrations. From delectable Thanksgiving feasts to cheerful breakfast with Santa and a spectacular Holiday Marketplace to the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience, guests near and far can enjoy the most special time of the year with family and friends.

 

Don’t Miss Out on These Unforgettable Experiences for the Holiday Season:

 

Friday, November 26, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

All is bright at The Pfister Hotel for its signature holiday tradition as Santa lights the spectacular lobby tree. Guests can sip warm drinks and nibble on treats as the hotel lobby glows. To help those in need within the greater Milwaukee community, The Pfister Hotel will be collecting food for Hunger Task Force at this event. To contribute, guests are invited to bring a non–perishable food item. This is event is free and open to the public. Enjoy complimentary parking with any purchase.

 

Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saint Kate’s Holiday Marketplace is the ideal place to find perfect gifts for friends and family, all while taking in the sights and sounds of local music and art. Experience and enjoy the holiday ambiance while interacting and connecting with over 50 local artists and vendors at an event curated by Milwaukee-based artist Renee Bebeau. Located in Saint Kate’s lobby and ARC Theatre, entry into the Holiday Marketplace is free.

 

Friday, December 31, 2021 to Saturday, January 1, 2022

New Year’s Eve is meant to be celebrated in style. Create an unforgettable experience with Saint Kate’s exceptional New Year’s Eve package that includes special moments for a memorable, fun-filled night. Delight in customized in-room amenities and treats in addition to all the specials this one-of-a-kind package offers, including:

  • A one night stay with six guest rooms
  • Table for 12 with a round of pre-dinner drinks in Milwaukee’s only champagne bar, Giggly
  • A chef-curated private dining experience in The Dark Room for 12 guests
  • A reserved private area for live music and cocktails in the Bar post-dinner with two bottles of champagne
  • Complimentary 2:00 p.m. late check out

Reservations are required. Only one package is available for booking this year. To book this remarkable experience, email BradyPankow@SaintKateArts.com. Pricing: $8,000 (tax and gratuity included). Full pre-payment is required. 30-day cancellation notice required, or full amount is charged.

 

More Holiday Events at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel

 

Thursday, November 25, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Experience an Artisanal American Thanksgiving at ARIA inside Saint Kate. Enjoy a special prix fixe menu featuring mouthwatering filet and delectable salmon, along with traditional Thanksgiving favorites like bourbon barrel smoked turkey, mushroom and buttercup squash skillet stuffing, pumpkin-chevre cheesecake and much more. For reservations, call 414-270-4422 or visit OpenTable.com. For parties of 6 or more, email BradyPankow@saintkatearts.com. Pricing: $49 Adults, $15 Children 3-10 years-old, Children 2 years-old and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included).

 

Sunday, November 28, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and there’s nothing like the smell of evergreen to make spirits bright. Join Saint Kate in partnership with Northgate Floral to create a one-of-a-kind holiday wreath. While designing the wreath masterpiece, guests can enjoy small bites and mimosas. All materials are included so guests will take home their creation that night. Tickets are required. Pricing: $75 per person.

 

Guests can take in the spirit of the holidays through various art exhibitions inside Saint Kate, including:

  • A Cabinet of Curiosities” by the Wonder Makers, a celebratory and festive installation on view from November 19, 2021 to April 3, 2022 in The Vitrine. Guests can witness artists Mindy Sue Wittock and Jenna Freimuth’s collaborative embroidery pieces and see how they blend their unique artistic styles to create colorful and magical embroidery that invites curiosity and wonder.
  • All can see Saint Kate’s Holiday Window Installation from Milwaukee-based artist Kim Weiss as it spans across three windows in the hotel’s lounge. Featuring paper sculptures of evergreen boughs and printed ornaments cascading from the ceiling with ornately decorated wind chimes, guests will enjoy this beautiful holiday exhibition.

 

Sunday, December 18, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Create a new holiday tradition at Saint Kate’s Brunch with Santa and make lifelong memories. Guests will have the opportunity to experience a plentiful brunch in Saint Kate’s festive ballroom and visit with the jolly man himself. Enjoy a traditional buffet with specially made chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes with all the trimmings. In addition to photos with Santa, every child will receive a special gift and will be able to make crafts while composing a handwritten letter to Santa. Reservations are required. For reservations, call 877-704-5340 or 414-935-5950. Seatings are from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pricing: $49 Adults, $24 Children 3-10 years-old, Children 2 years-old and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee required with 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

 

Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Experience delicious holiday specialties steeped in the culinary tradition of the Midwest. Guests can enjoy festive offerings inspired by all the comforts of a home-cooked feast in addition to ARIA’s beloved regular menu. For reservations, call 414-270-4422 or visit OpenTable.com. For parties of 6 or more, email BradyPankow@saintkatearts.com.

 

Friday, December 31, 2021 | Entertainment begins at 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate the New Year at the most artful bar in Milwaukee with live musical entertainment, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. No reservations required.

 

Friday, December 31, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Ring in 2022 with an enhanced New Year’s Eve menu at ARIA. Featuring mouth-watering steaks, oysters, crab legs, lobster and more, in addition to ARIA’s acclaimed regular dinner offerings. For reservations, call 414-270-4422 or visit OpenTable.com. For parties of 6 or more, email BradyPankow@saintkatearts.com.

 

Friday, December 31, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Ring in the New Year at Milwaukee’s only champagne bar, Giggly at Saint Kate! Enjoy special packages with reserved tables, premium champagne, party favors, and either charcuterie or dessert. Reservations required all night. Packages start at $350. For reservations, call 414-270-4422 or book your package through https://www.exploretock.com/saintkate. Pre-dinner seating from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and evening seating from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

 

Saturday, January 1, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join us at Giggly, Milwaukee’s only champagne bar for a New Year’s Day celebration. Guests can enjoy a spectacular buffet featuring an assortment of the finest salads, starters and entrees along with a champagne and bloody mary bar. No reservations are required. Pricing: $49 Adults, $15 Children 3-10 years-old, Children 2 years-old and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included).

 

To learn more about Saint Kate’s holiday events, visit: https://www.saintkatearts.com/holidays.

 

Continue Your Holiday Traditions at The Pfister Hotel

Thursday, November 25, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking atmosphere of the Pfister Grand Ballroom, the perfect destination for your family’s cherished Thanksgiving. Guests can indulge in a harvest of starters and fresh salads, an array of fresh seafood on sculpted ice, an Artisan Wisconsin cheese station, freshly baked goods from the hotel’s Grand Pastry table, and chef-prepared organic eggs, pastas, and succulent carved meats plus all the traditional trimmings. Guests can extend their experience with an overnight stay the night of Wednesday, November 24 or Thursday, November 25 at a special rate of $109 per night plus tax, with the purchase of brunch. For reservations, call 877-704-5340 or 414-935-5950. Pricing: $69 Adults, $27 Children 3-10 years-old, Children 2 years-old and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee required with 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

 

Thursday, November 25, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy an all-American grill for this quintessential holiday with wood-grilled steaks, seafood and a special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu. Private dining rooms are also available for family gatherings of any size. For reservations, call 414-298-3131 or visit OpenTable.com. Pricing: $48 Adults, $17 Children 12 and under with a select menu (tax and gratuity are not included).

 

  • The Pfister’s Magical North Pole Mailbox

November 26, 2021 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

Guests are invited to drop off their letters to Santa at The Pfister Hotel in the magical North Pole Mailbox located in the hotel’s lobby. To celebrate, each child will receive a complimentary cookie from the Pfister’s front desk as they drop their letter off. Children will know Santa received the letter with a personalized note back from the jolly man himself. This service is free and open to the public.

 

Sunday, December 5, 12 and 19, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, the Pfister Breakfast with Santa is a holiday tradition that creates lifelong memories. Guests can enjoy a jolly breakfast collection with Santa and his elves in The Pfister’s festive ballroom. In addition to photos with Santa, every child will receive a special gift and will be able to make crafts while composing a handwritten letter to Santa. Smaller seating groups for each date will ensure that everyone has an exceptional experience. For reservations, call 877-704-5340 or 414-935-5950. Pricing: $54 Adults, $29 Children 3-10 years-old, Children 2 years-old and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee required with 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

 

Saturday, December 25, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A Pfister Christmas brunch begins with a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary in our elegantly decorated ballroom. Following cocktails is a spectacular buffet featuring a delicious assortment of fresh seafood, Wisconsin’s finest cheeses, carved meats, made-to-order omelets, individually customized pastas, holiday salads and starters, a vast array of mouth-watering entrees and decadent desserts loved by big and small elves alike. Guests can extend their experience with an overnight stay the night of Friday, December 25 or Saturday, December 26 at a special rate of $109 per night plus tax, with the purchase of brunch.  Reservations are required. For reservations, call 877-704-5340 or 414-935-5950. Pricing: $69 Adults, $27 Children 3-10 years-old, Children 2 years-old and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee required with 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

 

Saturday, December 25, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Experience classic American favorites and enjoy delicious Christmas specials in addition to Mason Street Grill’s popular regular menu. Private dining rooms are also available for family gatherings, big or small. For reservations, call 414-298-3131 or visit OpenTable.com.

 

Friday, December 31, 2021 | Pre-Dinner Seating from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Evening Seating starting at 8:30 p.m.

Ring in the New Year in style at Blu, The Pfister Hotel’s signature cocktail lounge on the 23rd floor, or get cozy around the fire in The Pfister lobby lounge expertly decorated for the season. Enjoy special packages including live music, reserved tables, premium champagne, party favors, and a dessert display created by the hotel’s Pastry Chef. VIP Packages with stellar views are available. Reservations are required. To book this extravagant experience, email BrandonRivas@thepfisterhotel.com. Packages start at $350 (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee required with 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

 

Friday, December 31, 2021 | Seatings are from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

With old acquaintances or new, Mason Street Grill is the place to be on December 31 with wood-grilled classics all night long. Ring in the New Year with live music and a champagne toast at midnight. Private dining rooms are also available for special gatherings. For reservations, call 414-298-3131 or visit OpenTable.com.

To learn more about The Pfister Hotel’s holiday events, visit: https://www.thepfisterhotel.com/pfister-holidays.

 

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About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time® Pub & Grill and SafeHouse® Restaurants. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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10.01.21

Milwaukee’s Secret Spy Refuge Turns 55

Agents can begin their weeklong mission of celebrating Control’s birthday at SafeHouse Milwaukee beginning October 3

For over half of a century, SafeHouse Milwaukee has been a local landmark and cultural icon serving as the city’s secret restaurant and late-night bar that offers refuge to spies from around the globe. On October 8, 2021, Control, the mysterious entity tasked with establishing and maintaining the SafeHouse Restaurants, is celebrating its birthday and SafeHouse’s 55th anniversary. In honor of these exciting milestones, Control has initiated top-secret weeklong missions for agents who find the red door located somewhere in downtown Milwaukee.

The secret missions, which are set to begin October 3, will celebrate SafeHouse Milwaukee’s 55th anniversary and Control’s birthday for an entire week with specials every agent can enjoy. Those that reveal the exclusive weeklong code word to a SafeHouse serving accomplice will also receive daily complimentary* rations, refreshments and other spy favorites, including:

  • Sunday, October 3: Agents can start the weeklong missions with a complimentary “Aston Martin,” a fast-paced brunch concoction to speed up any morning.
  • Monday, October 4: A dangerously tasty complimentary Long Island Iced Tea Flight awaits spies at SafeHouse during this day’s mission.
  • Tuesday, October 5: To celebrate Global James Bond Day, secret agents can receive SafeHouse’s classic martini, “The Great Spytini.”
  • Wednesday, October 6: Spies entering this mission will receive a free fountain beverage voucher when they see No Time to Die at a Marcus Theatre, valid through 10/21/21.
  • Thursday, October 7: To honor the city that SafeHouse has called home for the last 55 years, spies can celebrate with complimentary fried C4 cheese curds.
  • Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9: With Friday the official anniversary date of SafeHouse and Control’s birthday, agents who arrive for their mission will receive complimentary SafeHouse merchandise.

*Complimentary items are available with any purchase.

Intel has it that there is no cover charge during the top-secret weeklong celebration and reservations are encouraged but not required.

As another way to celebrate being Milwaukee’s best kept secret for 55 years, SafeHouse Milwaukee is featuring a new interactive mural installation in the alley near the red door so spies can practice their poses before entering and leaving without a trace. Created by Agent Chroma (a.k.a. Fred Kaems), an award-winning Milwaukee-based multidisciplinary artist, the mural is a clue for spies to locate SafeHouse. Inside SafeHouse, agents can continue to discover the world’s largest puzzle wall and other spy works of art created by the late Agent Two Cents (a.k.a. Carl Ruppert), a local artist who created many of SafeHouse’s iconic characters and artwork.

“For generations, Safehouse has offered spies from around the world the gadgets and puzzles they need to test their skills, satisfy their hunger and quench their thirst before their next mission,” said Agent BB (a.k.a. Greg Marcus). “Disappearing chairs, spinning booths and authentic espionage artifacts make Safehouse a must-see destination with the best kept secrets. Whether you are coming back for your 55th time or passing your first clearance test, there is always something new to discover at Safehouse. Just don’t forget the password!”

Since opening in 1966, spies have traveled near and far to come to this undercover hideaway. Under the alias, International Exports Ltd., SafeHouse Milwaukee’s location is never divulged. Agents must also provide a password to enter to ensure all who visit are safe spies. However, for spies who do not know the password, a clearance test will be given to prove they are not double agents. Once inside, all can explore a world of global espionage and entertainment with timeless artifacts, movie props, weapons, gadgets, novelty machines and many of the same secrets from 55 years ago.

For more information on the latest news and updates from SafeHouse Milwaukee, and to purchase limited edition spy gear, please visit http://www.safe-house.com/.

About the SafeHouse Restaurants

SafeHouse, managed by Marcus Restaurant Group, a division of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is a local landmark and cultural icon, attracting hungry spies from around the world. Having two covert locations in Chicago and Milwaukee, SafeHouse challenges spies with an all-encompassing experience and a one-of-a-kind mission during their visit. From the moment they locate the top-secret entrance and pass the agent authorization process, to the sleek Interpol Bar and Interrogation Room, every aspect of SafeHouse contains interactive elements, spy technology, and puzzles to seamlessly fuse an action-packed atmosphere with delicious food and signature cocktails. The Chicago location features a 21st century design led by award-winning firms, The Gettys Group and Epstein Global, while the Milwaukee location boasts 55 years of spy history, gadgetry and the world’s largest puzzle wall. Both feature an unparalleled menu with spy food to satisfy the needs of every secret agent, served in an authentic espionage experience. For more on SafeHouse Restaurants, visit www.safe-house.com.

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08.20.21

Coralville Hotel & Conference Center Reflagged Under the Hyatt Regency Brand

 

The 286-key Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center becomes the first Hyatt Regency hotel in the state of Iowa

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), announced that the Coralville Hotel & Conference Center has been reflagged as the Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center, making it the first Hyatt Regency in the state of Iowa. The company assumed management of the newly flagged property on August 18, 2021.   

To offer guests the elevated experience and amenities for which the Hyatt Regency brand is known, the hotel, which is owned by the City of Coralville, will undergo a phased renovation to include refreshed guestrooms and a new restaurant and bar concept to appeal to both travelers and local guests. 

Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center is situated in the heart of the Iowa River Landing, a 180-acre mixed-use development featuring more than 330,000 square feet of retail, office, residential and entertainment spaces. The spacious hotel is just three miles from the University of Iowa, one of the best public universities in the country, and is near many of the area’s exciting attractions, including Xtream Arena, Kinnick Stadium, Carver Hawkeye Arena, Hancher Auditorium, the Iowa Children’s Museum and the Amana Colonies.  

“We are excited to introduce the first Hyatt Regency hotel to the great state of Iowa,” said Matt Traetow, general manager of Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center. “Hyatt Regency hotels are known for their spirited culinary experiences, innovative technology-forward options to connect and collaborate, and inviting spaces to work, engage or relax. Moreover, the City of Coralville has done a tremendous job of creating a vibrant community gateway at the Iowa River Landing for visitors and locals alike. Whether our guests are visiting to cheer on the Hawkeyes, attend a conference, have a night on the town or explore the many gems Eastern Iowa has to offer, our goal is to ensure each and every individual that walks through our doors has a memorable stay.” 

Guestrooms 

Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center features 286 guestrooms and suites with marble baths and scenic views of the Iowa River. The property’s planned renovations will include restyled guestrooms to match the Hyatt Regency brand’s intuitively designed, modern concept that creates comfortable rooms complete with regionally inspired artwork and residential features such as dedicated work spaces.  

Dining 

The hotel is currently home to Edgewater Grille where guests can enjoy breakfast options, lunch specials and a welcoming dinner experience. Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center’s renovations will include a new bar and restaurant concept that will offer guests a place to gather and enjoy locally sourced, seasonal menus. 

Meetings & Events 

Featuring 57,588 square feet of state-of-the-art flexible meeting and convention space, the property’s exhibit hall hosts the area’s largest meeting space with a capacity of up to 3,000 people. This is in addition to its two elegant ballrooms, 20 flexible breakout meeting spaces and outdoor terrace. All event spaces offer natural light and stunning views overlooking the property’s water features and walking trails. 

Fitness & Relaxation Areas 

At Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center, guests will have direct access to the six-mile local walking trails in addition to a boardwalk that leads around a pond for added relaxation. The hotel also offers a 24/7 fully equipped fitness center as well as an indoor heated pool and Whirlpool sauna for guests to enjoy throughout their stay. 

For more information or to book a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center, please visit the hotel’s website 

World of Hyatt Gives Members 500 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New 

To provide Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center guests and World of Hyatt members even more ways to be rewarded, World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center, from August 19, 2021 to November 19, 2021, part of World of Hyatt’s new hotel member offer. Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus. No registration is required and members can earn on top of other offers. 

Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness 

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates. 

Terms & Conditions 

Offer valid for 500 Bonus Points for each qualifying night stayed by World of Hyatt members in good standing during a hotel’s offer period at participating hotels and resorts. Offer valid at participating hotels and resorts for stays with a checkout date during each hotel’s offer period. For each hotel’s offer period, visit worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus. To be eligible for this offer you must be a World of Hyatt member in good standing at time of reservation and stay, stay at a participating hotel with a checkout date during that hotel’s offer period, provide your World of Hyatt membership number at time of check-in, and either pay an Eligible Rate or redeem a free night award.  An “Eligible Rate” and “Ineligible Rate” are defined in the World of Hyatt Terms and Conditions (located at worldofhyatt.com/terms).  Only one point bonus may be earned per member, per stay, regardless of the number of rooms booked.  Only the room occupied by the member will count toward this offer. Two or more consecutive nights at the same hotel will be deemed one stay. All points awarded under this offer are Bonus Points.  This offer is subject to the complete terms and conditions of the World of Hyatt program. Please allow 3-4 weeks after travel is completed for World of Hyatt Bonus Points to be credited to your Account. To join World of Hyatt, visit worldofhyatt.com. Qualifying nights will automatically be tracked when you provide your World of Hyatt membership number at check-in. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer; reservations subject to availability. Offer not valid with groups, conventions, other promotional offers, tour packages or special rate programs. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice. The trademarks Hyatt®, World of Hyatt® and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. © 2019 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved. 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts  

With the addition of Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center, Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes premier food and beverage brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time® Pub & Grill and SafeHouse® Restaurants. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).  

 

About The Marcus Corporation 

Headquartered in Milwaukee, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its lodging division, its theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 1,091 screens at 88 locations in 17 states under the Marcus Theatres, Movie Tavern® by Marcus and BistroPlex® brands. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com. 

 

About Hyatt Regency 

The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on making travel free from stress and filled with success. More than 210 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in more than 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient personalized, high-touch business meetings to energizing family vacations. The brand offers stress-free environments for seamless gatherings and empathetic service that anticipates guests’ needs. Designed for productivity and peace of mind, Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including the space to work, engage or relax; notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; and expert meeting and event planners who can take care of every detail. For more information, please visit hyattregency.com. Follow @HyattRegency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattRegency.  

 

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation 

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company offering 20 premier brands. As of June 30, 2021, the Company’s portfolio included more than 1,000 hotel and all-inclusive properties in 68 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries operate, manage, franchise, own, lease, develop, license, or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, JdV by Hyatt™, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, UrCove, and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.  

Forward Looking Statements 

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07.26.21

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel Promotes Samantha Timm To Curator

Saint Kate The Arts Hotel

 Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, an award-winning hotel owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, today announced Samantha Timm has been promoted to curator. In this role, she will inspire Saint Kate’s artistic vision in its six everchanging exhibitions as well as lead and develop exclusive art engagement and programming for visitors and guests alike. 

“We are thrilled to have Samantha Timm as our lead curator,” said Linda Marcus, one of Saint Kate’s visionaries and a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary artist, designer and storyteller. “Ms. Timm has the unique perspective and ability to bring each artist’s work to life. The result, compelling exhibitions that leave the public and our guests enlightened and moved.” 

Timm’s career in the arts began at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin as curatorial assistant for its approximately 23,000 works of art covering diverse historical periods, cultures and geographies. She has also held various positions at art museums in the New York City area, including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, an internationally renowned art museum devoted to 20th century art, and Winter Antiques Show, a leading art, antiques and design fair featuring experts in the fine and decorative arts. Prior to Saint Kate, Timm was curator for Jewel Spiegel Gallery in Englewood, New Jersey, which holds a collection of old, fine and decorative prints. Her strong background in both art history and contemporary art brought her to Saint Kate as art historian in April 2019 and co-curator with Marcus in October 2020. In addition to her breadth of experience in the arts, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a master’s degree in History of Art from the University of York in York, England. 

“I’m so excited to bring my vision to life at Saint Kate,” said Timm. “Throughout my career, and especially with Linda as my mentor, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with inspiring artists and tell their stories through collaboratively curated exhibitions and intimate, one-on-one opportunities with guests. I’m looking forward to continuing this work as well as partnering with artists and guest curators to bring meaningful and cohesive experiences to everyone who enters Saint Kate.”  

Recognized as Milwaukee’s most exciting hotel, Saint Kate is among the first in the nation to broadly celebrate art in its many forms – from painting and sculpture to music, poetry, and performing arts. Saint Kate holds a permanent art collection throughout the hotel featuring local, national and international artists. It is also home to six rotating exhibitions that showcase emerging artists as well as artists at the forefront of their fields as they push boundaries and find innovative ways to tell their stories, sometimes through multiple art forms or by collaborating with an artist of another medium. Additionally, Saint Kate is home to the Museum of Wisconsin Art’s first downtown location, MOWA | DTN 

Saint Kate’s current exhibitions include “Dear Ruth” by The Everday Feminist; “Hanging Out the Laundry” by Maeve Jackson; “The Money $how,” which is created by Frank Juarez and Ric Kasini Kadour; “Destination Unknown” by Anne Spalter; and “Artists Without Borders: Reflections on Art and Place” from MOWA DTN. Under Timm’s leadership, new exhibitions will open on August 14, 2021, where guests can visit The Gallery to view Judy Pfaff’s “End of the Rain” exhibit as well as Swoon’s “Tender” exhibit on view in The Vitrine. Both are from guest curators J. Myszka Lewis and Sona Pastel Daneshgar from Tandem Press, a Madison-based professional printmaking studio and gallery, and showcase internationally known artists whose pieces elicit deep connections with guests.  

In addition to its permanent art collection and exhibitions, Saint Kate creates intimate and immersive arts experience for visitors through unique programming and partnerships with local arts organizations. In her role, Timm will continue to lead the hotel’s champagne art tours where visitors can explore Saint Kate’s art collection and special exhibitions. She will also host a joint walking tour series with Sculpture Milwaukee, a non-profit organization transforming downtown Milwaukee’s cultural landscape with an outdoor exhibition of world-renowned sculpture. This tour will begin at Saint Kate to view the hotel’s sculptural work before leading guests to Sculpture Milwaukee’s pieces throughout the city. 

For more information or to learn more about Saint Kate’s current exhibitions and art programming, please visit: https://www.saintkatearts.com 

To learn more about Marcus Hotels & Resorts and its properties, please visit: www.marcushotels.com.   

Saint Kate – A First-of-its-Kind Arts Hotel 

The 219-room Saint Kate blends exceptional hospitality with artistic expression. Saint Kate’s motto, “invite participation and expect change,” challenges visitors to keep an open mind, embrace change and evolve as individuals. Saint Kate is within walking distance of notable arts attractions in Milwaukee’s entertainment district, the Third Ward and the Fiserv Forum. Artists interested in showing their work at Saint Kate can learn more here. For more information or to book reservations, please visit: https://www.saintkatearts.com. 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts 
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time® Pub & Grill and SafeHouse® Restaurants. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).  

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07.26.21

Mason Street Grill Promotes Steve Mackey to General Manager

Mason Street Grill logo

Mason Street Grill, part of the Marcus® Restaurant Group, today announced that Steve Mackey has been promoted to general manager. In his new role, Mackey will be responsible for overseeing all facets of the top-rated restaurant, driving menu innovations, service quality, talent development and guest relations.  

“With more than 15 years as part of the Marcus Hotels & Resorts family, we are thrilled to recognize Steve’s tremendous accomplishments,” said Tim Smith, general manager at The Pfister Hotel. “He has a deep understanding of restaurant operations, but more importantly he has an incredible sense for how to create extraordinary experiences for our guests. We are so glad he is on our team and look forward to his continued growth and success in the years ahead.”  

Mackey began his career at Marcus Hotels & Resorts as the front office manager at The Pfister Hotel before being promoted to the director of rooms at the former InterContinental Milwaukee, now Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel. He then served as director of quality and training at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center before his most recent position as assistant general manager at Mason Street Grill. This vast experience has allowed him to gain extensive knowledge in the areas of guest satisfaction, restaurant management, training, human resources management, menu development, procurement, operations and more.   

“I’m excited for this new opportunity as general manager at Mason Street Grill, a well-loved Milwaukee institution,” said Mackey. “We have an incredible team driven to exceed expectations and ensure every guest leaves with a full belly and a warm heart. I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue growing my career within the Marcus Hotels & Resorts portfolio and look forward to offering the best of fine dining to our guests.”   

Known as the best steak restaurant in Milwaukee, Mason Street Grill’s menu also consists of fresh seafood, delicious sandwiches and artfully prepared entrees. Under Mackey’s leadership, the restaurant updated its menu with new feature dishes and the return of guest favorites, including pan seared salmon, Celia scallops, braised short ribs, marinated steak skewers and basil pesto gnocchi, while continuing to offer classic dishes, such as the signature chopped salad, Maryland crab cakes and expertly selected wood grilled steaks.   

Mason Street Grill features a warm atmosphere with happy hour specials and live music from the city’s finest musicians seven days a week. It also features unique guest experiences, such as its exclusive wine dinners. These one-of-a-kind dinners allow guests to indulge in a five-course meal, created and prepared by Executive Chef Heskeith Flavien, paired with the finest wines.   

For more information about Mason Street Grill, its menu and exclusive guest experiences, please visit www.masonstreetgrill.com.  

About Mason Street Grill 

Located in downtown Milwaukee adjacent to The Pfister Hotel, the award-winning Mason Street Grill is the place where Milwaukee works and plays. Serving lunch, dinner, after work cocktails, appetizers and more, Mason Street Grill is the quintessential neighborhood restaurant for Milwaukee residents and visitors alike. Mason Street Grill’s open kitchen serves creative, regional American cooking that reflects the bounty and vitality of Wisconsin. The wood fired oven and grill supply the best Midwestern steaks, chops, seafood and hearth baked breads and flatbreads, which create the centerpieces of the menu. Wisconsin’s rich farmlands help produce a menu steeped in tradition and splashed with the flair and creativity reflective of urban Milwaukee. For nine years in a row, Mason Street Grill has achieved Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, for its’ offering of more than 90 diverse and quality wine selections and wine pairings. With a vibrant bar scene, bustling dining room, lounge, elegant private dining and exciting menu, Mason Street Grill is the place to experience the best elements of the region: wonderfully fresh cuisine, expert service and an unmatched atmosphere. For more information, visit www.masonstreetgrill.com.    

About Marcus Restaurant Group 

Milwaukee-based Marcus Restaurant Group, an operating unit of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, develops and operates distinctive nation-wide establishments ranging from casual and fine dining to trendy lounges and creative concepts. From cuisine and cocktails to ambiance and vibe, each Marcus Restaurant Group experience is carefully designed to fuse with the local scene offering the finest quality farm to table products, wine and craft beverages and inspired dishes that cater to every taste. Award-winning concepts include Miller Time Pub & GrillChopHouseMason Street Grill and SafeHouse Restaurants. Frequent diners are encouraged to partake in the Marcus Rewards loyalty program at participating restaurants, bars and lounges. For more information on Marcus Restaurant Group please visit www.marcusrestaurants.com  

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06.15.21

The Pfister Hotel Honored with the AAA Four Diamond Designation for 45 Consecutive Years

The Pfister hotel

 

Only 11 hotels in North America can claim the distinction of receiving this award every year since the beginning of the Diamond Ratings program 

 

The Pfister Hotel, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, is proud to announce that it received the coveted AAA Four Diamond Designation for its 45th consecutive year. The hotel is one of only 11 properties throughout North America to maintain the AAA Four Diamond designation since the inception of the Diamond inspection program in 1976.  

“We are extremely honored that The Pfister Hotel is once again named a AAA Four Diamond hotel,” said Tim Smith, general manager of The Pfister Hotel. “The Pfister is known for its many amenities, like award-winning restaurants and spas, as well as its breathtaking historic architecture. But it is because of our fantastic team and their dedication to delivering extraordinary guest experiences that has allowed us to maintain this distinction for nearly half a century. We are excited to continue the Pfister’s legacy of service for years to come.” 

Every year, AAA inspectors visit 27,000 hotels across North America to find the best stays for its members as it relates to modern guest expectations. After passing a rigorous inspection process, hotels are designated with a Diamond, which represents the overall quality, range of facilities and level of hospitality offered. A Four Diamond designation signifies upscale style and amenities with the right touch of service. This year, only 4.4% of rated hotels and restaurants achieved this designation. 

“Receiving a AAA Four Diamond designation is no small feat,” said Nick Jarmusz, director of public affairs at AAA. “We are very selective about the properties we visit each year and have high standards that we hold all hotels to, especially our Diamond properties. Congratulations to the entire Pfister Hotel team for being part of an elite group of AAA Four Diamond properties that have maintained this designation for 45 consecutive years.” 

The Pfister Hotel is known for its gracious service, timeless elegance, and the finest in exceptional hospitality. As Milwaukee’s distinguished luxury hotel, The Pfister features various dining experiences, such as its award-winning steak house, Mason Street GrillBlu, its martini bar with panoramic views of the city as well as a full dining area at Café at the Pfister. Guests can also relax and recharge at the hotel’s on-site WELL Spa + Salon. In addition, The Pfister hosts many exceptional programs, including an internationally recognized Artist-in-Residence programPfister “Narrator” program that chronicles the daily life and spirit of the hotel, and its cherished Afternoon Tea, featuring its very own Tea Butler. The Pfister is also home to the largest Victorian art collection of any hotel in the world.  

In addition to The Pfister Hotel earning the AAA Four Diamond designation, Marcus Hotels & Resorts has two other AAA Four Diamond properties in its portfolio. The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva Wisconsin has been recognized with this top honor for 23 consecutive years and the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City has earned this recognition for 14 consecutive years. 

For more information or to make a reservation at The Pfister Hotel, please visit: www.thepfisterhotel.com 

To learn more about Marcus Hotels & Resorts and its properties, please visit: www.marcushotels.com.   

About The Pfister Hotel
At more than 125 years old, The Pfister Hotel is one of the oldest and most prestigious hotels in the Midwest and downtown Milwaukee. Originally opened in 1893 by businessman Guido Pfister, it was the most lavish hotel of its time. The hotel’s storied elegance had faded following World War II, until 1962, when Ben Marcus, founder of The Marcus Corporation, purchased this grand hotel out of bankruptcy. The Marcus Corporation renovated and restored the hotel to its original glory, adding convention facilities, a parking garage and 23-story guest tower. The Pfister Hotel is home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world, as well as an award-winning Artist-in-Residence program. 

Today, The Pfister Hotel continues its tradition of gracious service and impeccable style and has been recognized by AAA as a Four Diamond property for 44 consecutive years. In 2019, The Pfister was recognized as a Top Hotel in the Midwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious annual Reader’s Choice Awards for the third consecutive year and was ranked the No. 1 Best Milwaukee Hotel by U.S. News & World Report. This exceptional property is a member of two prestigious hotel organizations, Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. For more information, please visit www.thepfisterhotel.com and follow the hotel on Facebook and Twitter (@PfisterHotel).  

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts 
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time® Pub & Grill and SafeHouse® Restaurants. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).  

About AAA 

AAA provides more than 60 million members with automotive, travel, insurance and financial services through its federation of 34 motor clubs and more than 1,000 branch offices across North America. Since 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for safe mobility. Drivers can request roadside assistance, identify nearby gas prices, locate discounts, book a hotel or map a route via the AAA Mobile app. To join, visit AAA.com. 

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10.29.20

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel Reopening on November 5th

Saint Kate The Arts Hotel


NEWS RELEASE

  

MILWAUKEE’S MOST RECOGNIZED NEW HOTEL to Reopen November 5

SAINT KATE – THE ARTS HOTEL CONTINUES TO ATTRACT AWARDS

 

Milwaukee, October 29, 2020 – Marcus Hotels & Resorts announced today that Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel will reopen November 5, 2020.  Recognized as Milwaukee’s most esteemed hotel with an elite award repertoire that includes Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards as the #6 Top Hotel in the Midwest, Top 10 Best New Hotels by USA Today, and the 2020 Hospitality Design Awards, Saint Kate is among the first hotels in the nation to broadly celebrate arts in its many forms – from painting and sculpture to music, poetry, and dance.

 

Saint Kate’s main floor has been open since the end of July, welcoming all to reignite their imaginations and challenge their thinking by taking in Saint Kate’s current exhibitions. Our amazing pizza – complete with Milwaukee’s best crust – has been available for take-out, dine-in, or patio seating from Proof Pizza. And the Bar continues to provide a refreshing break for those taking on 2020 with resiliency and style.

Now guests can again choose Saint Kate for their overnight stay in Milwaukee. Located in the heart of Milwaukee’s theatre and entertainment district, Saint Kate is perfect for a weekend get-away with each artfully designed room offering an opportunity to relax, create, and indulge. Guests interested in staying with Saint Kate overnight can book their visit immediately, while locals and guests alike can continue to immerse themselves in the multiple exhibition and performance spaces, as well as experience art in many forms through docent-led tours, self-guided art experiences, and intimate discussions with guest curators and artists.

“Throughout major moments in our country’s history, the voices and works of contemporary artists have played critical roles in reflecting our nation’s consciousness. We need those voices now more than ever,” said Brandon Drusch, general manager of Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel. “We are thrilled to continue welcoming back the thinkers, creators, innovators, and seekers who have made Saint Kate special and to offer them an experience like no other.”

Saint Kate has gone above and beyond to prioritize guests’ health and safety with its CleanCare Pledge, which incorporates four main elements: increased sanitization, the use of personal protective equipment, the practice of social distancing, and low-to-no contact interactions between our guests and associates.

“The world is realizing there is nothing quite like Saint Kate,” said Drusch. “While closing temporarily was the right thing to do, her spirit is reenergized so everyone can again experience this one-of-a-kind arts destination.”

To celebrate the reopening and to share this award-winning hotel with guests near and far, Saint Kate is offering The Saint Kate Encore Package, complete with complimentary overnight parking, a $50 food and beverage credit, as well as luxury accommodations with rates starting at $194 a night. Click here to book.

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel has received recognition of superior design, excellence in hospitality, and an unmatched dedication to the arts.  A selection of those awards is as follows:

Saint Kate – A First-of-its-Kind Arts Hotel
The 219-room Saint Kate blends exceptional hospitality with artistic expression. Saint Kate’s motto, “invite participation and expect change,” challenges visitors to keep an open mind, embrace change and evolve as individuals. Saint Kate is within walking distance of notable arts attractions in Milwaukee’s entertainment district, the Third Ward and the Fiserv Forum. Artists interested in showing their work at Saint Kate can learn more here. For more information or to book reservations, please visit: https://www.saintkatearts.com.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels and Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts, and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in hospitality since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development, and product repositioning. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time® Pub & Grill and SafeHouse® Restaurants. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

  

About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS) is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its lodging division, its theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 1,110 screens at 91 locations in 17 states under the Marcus Theatres, Movie Tavern® by Marcus and BistroPlex® brands. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.marcuscorp.com.

 

 

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06.03.20

The Pfister Hotel Reopening on June 8

The Pfister hotel

Mason Street Grill and Well Spa + Salon also Reopening; Health and Safety of our Guests and Associates are a Top Priority

MILWAUKEE, June 3, 2020 – Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), will reopen the doors of The Pfister Hotel on June 8, 2020 with the introduction of its CleanCare Pledge, which ensures that enhanced cleanliness and safety measures are in place for its guests and associates. Owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts since 1962, The Pfister Hotel has been AAA Four Diamond rated for 44 consecutive years.

“The Pfister Hotel has long been a special place in the Milwaukee community, and it saddened us to temporarily suspend operations during this critical time,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “We are pleased to reopen our doors and welcome our guests and customers once again.”

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marcus Hotels & Resorts has established the CleanCare Pledge that incorporates the best industry practices and protocols for cleanliness, sanitization, and operations of our hotels and restaurants.

Key elements of the CleanCare Pledge include:

  • Introducing new processes and easy-to-use technology to create a low-to-no contact guest experience
  • Incorporating social distancing into processes and various spaces
  • Outfitting associates with masks and gloves, and making masks available for guests
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols that go beyond leading hospitality industry standards and CDC guidelines

“The health and safety of our guests and associates has always been a top priority,” Evans said. “As needs evolve, so will we, and so will our CleanCare Pledge.”

The hotel’s acclaimed restaurant and longtime community favorite, Mason Street Grill, will be open for fine dining and libations, initially for dinner only with a limited menu. Additionally, weather permitting, patio dining will be available, and carry-out and curbside pick-up will be offered.  The Well Spa + Salon will offer manicures, pedicures, haircuts, and hair treatments. Both Mason Street Grill and The Well Spa + Salon will incorporate the enhanced CleanCare Pledge standards of cleanliness and safety into the guest experience.

“We understand that after months of being restricted to home-based activities, many people are seeking a change of scenery and a return to the familiar. Our team of Pfister associates will be trained and eagerly awaiting the opportunity to create a healthy and safe experience for our guests that is free of stress and worry,” Evans said. “The historic Pfister Hotel is celebrating 125 years of welcoming guests to an experience unlike any other. That welcome will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our guests both now and for years to come.”

Milwaukee is the perfect destination to relax and enjoy the beautiful lakefront beaches, kayaking, and other outdoor activities while sleeping in luxurious accomodations at The Pfister. Great things are brewing throughout Milwaukee, with amazing restaurants and bars, as well as Sculpture Milwaukee (www.sculpturemilwaukee.com) which will begin its fourth annual installation on June 8th. Please see www.visitmilwaukee.org to learn about other exciting things to do and places to explore in Milwaukee.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit: https://www.thepfisterhotel.com/.

About The Pfister Hotel

At more than 125 years old, The Pfister Hotel is one of the oldest and most prestigious hotels in the Midwest and downtown Milwaukee. Originally opened in 1893 by businessman Guido Pfister, it was the most lavish hotel of its time. The hotel’s storied elegance had faded following World War II, until 1962, when Ben Marcus, founder of The Marcus Corporation, purchased this grand hotel out of bankruptcy. The Marcus Corporation renovated and restored the hotel to its original glory, adding convention facilities, a parking garage and 23-story guest tower. The Pfister Hotel is home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world, as well as an award-winning Artist-in-Residence program.

Today, The Pfister Hotel continues its tradition of gracious service and impeccable style and has been recognized by AAA as a Four Diamond property for 44 consecutive years. In 2019, The Pfister was recognized as a Top Hotel in the Midwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious annual Reader’s Choice Awards for the third consecutive year and was ranked the No. 1 Best Milwaukee Hotel by U.S. News & World Report. This exceptional property is a member of two prestigious hotel organizations, Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. For more information, please visit www.thepfisterhotel.com and follow the hotel on Facebook and Twitter (@PfisterHotel).

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time® Pub & Grill and SafeHouse® Restaurants. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

About The Marcus Corporation

Headquartered in Milwaukee, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its lodging division, its theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 1,110 screens at 91 locations in 17 states under the Marcus Theatres, Movie Tavern® by Marcus and BistroPlex® brands. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.

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