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03.28.22

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Appoints Chris Schaefer as Vice President of Food and Beverage

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the appointment of Chris Schaefer as vice president of food and beverage. In his new role, Schaefer will oversee catering, banquets, and more than 40 signature restaurants, bars and lounges across Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ 17 properties. He will also be responsible for strategic planning, restaurant design and concepting, and talent development throughout the company’s food and beverage portfolio.

“We are excited to welcome Chris to Marcus Hotels & Resorts,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “His extensive experience in the food and beverage industry partnered with his passion for operational success and talent development will be an asset to our team. We are excited to have him lead Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ award-winning food and beverage concepts and provide extraordinary experiences for every guest who visits us.”

With over 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Schaefer most recently served as corporate director of food and beverage at Noble House Hotels & Resorts, a Seattle-based hotel ownership and management group. In this role, Schaefer was responsible for all food and beverage operations for the company’s 20 properties. Prior to this position, he served as food and beverage director of Noble House Hotels & Resorts’ Palm Springs, California property. Throughout his career, Schaefer has led the openings of multiple restaurants and served as a consultant or manager of existing restaurants to dramatically increase revenues. Over the years, his successes have been reviewed in over 20 publications, including Los Angeles Times, Wine Spectator, LA Weekly and Los Angeles Magazine.

Schaefer received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of California, Los Angeles.  He also graduated from the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, California in the Le Cordon Bleu program where he earned the highest honors.

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 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 1,064 screens at 85 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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03.08.22

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Promotes Skip Harless to Managing Director

Harless will oversee Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation, today announced the promotion of Skip Harless to managing director. In his new role, Harless will oversee the AAA Four Diamond Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, both in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He previously served as general manager of the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City.

“For nearly eight years, Skip has been an integral part of the Marcus Hotels & Resorts team, and has provided his astute guidance and leadership to ensure success for every property he has managed,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “He is an exemplary hospitality leader who is focused on operational excellence and is wholeheartedly dedicated to his staff and guests. We are thrilled he will be leading the teams at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark to continue delivering the quality experiences guests have come to know at these special resorts in our portfolio.”

Harless joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2014 as resident manager of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. He was quickly promoted that same year to general manager at Hilton Madison Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2020, Harless was again promoted to his most recent role as general manager of the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Prior to his tenure at Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Harless worked with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, serving in various management roles for both the corporate team and specific properties that ranged from convention hotels to destination resorts.

“I’m excited to rejoin the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa team and join the team at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark,” said Harless. “These award-winning properties are known for their best-in-class service and amenities, and the provision of unique guest experiences. Whether you come for a long weekend retreat at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa or bring the family to one of the country’s top waterparks at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, there is something for everyone here. I am looking forward to continuing to serve our guests as we create memorable moments for everyone that visits us.”

Located on 1,300 acres of rolling hills perfect for skiing and golf, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa recently completed major renovations to its lobby space, Lobby Bar, and Grand Café. The renovation transformed the resort’s public areas, and features large windows, ample natural light, and spectacular views of the landscape. The renovation also added a new outdoor dining space. Known as The Landing, guests can now enjoy the scenic views under a covered pergola as they sip on seasonal cocktails and enjoy classic dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Harless received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

For more information on Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: www.marcushotels.com.

About Grand Geneva® Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-winning, AAA Four-Diamond all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva. Located 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa features 356 guest accommodations, including deluxe rooms and suites, along with 29 villas. On site, guests can enjoy the WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a ski and snowboard facility; 62,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. Also on the resort’s grounds is the Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, featuring 225 guest suites and 50,000 square feet of year-round, indoor/outdoor waterpark excitement, bringing the total number of rooms on the Grand Geneva campus to 610. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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: www.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 1,064 screens at 85 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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12.17.21

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Forms Joint Venture with Searchlight Capital Partners to Grow Portfolio of Co-Owned Hotels

JV acquires Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburghwith Marcus Hotels & Resorts serving as manager 

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that it has formed a joint venture with funds managed by Searchlight Capital Partners, a leading global private investment firm, to co-invest in lifestyle hotels, resorts and high-quality full-service properties. Through this joint venture, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Searchlight Capital Partners announced the acquisition of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, which Marcus Hotels & Resorts will manage, effective December 16, 2021. The hotel will remain within the Kimpton brand. 

“We are excited to begin our partnership with Searchlight Capital Partners with the acquisition of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “As we seek more opportunities to co-invest in and manage leading properties across the nation, our partnership with Searchlight Capital Partners will allow us to strategically expand our co-owned portfolio of market leading resorts and hotels.” 

The terms of the joint venture were not disclosed.  

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh 

Located in the nearly 120-year-old historic James H. Reed building that was redeveloped in 2015, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh is a 248-room, nine-story hotel situated in the center of downtown Pittsburgh across from Mellon Square Park and nearby the Cultural District’s many art galleries, restaurants, and retail shops. It is also close to concert and major sports venues like Heinz Field, PPG Paints Arena and PNC Park as well as numerous universities, including the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.  

Popular with business and leisure travelers alike, the award-winning hotel features spacious guestrooms with contemporary design and local touches to connect visitors to Pittsburgh. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh has over 11,300 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space with two beautiful ballrooms as well as rooftop and outdoor spaces overlooking the city. Guests can also enjoy two vibrant on-property dining options that are each popular destinations for the local community. The Commoner, the hotel’s full-service restaurant, features American tavern classics paired with a robust selection of local beers and craft spirits. The hotel’s seasonal rooftop Biergarten includes a menu focused on European beer and German-influenced bar bites. Other hotel amenities include the Kimpton pet-friendly policy, evening social hour, morning coffee and tea, and bike rentals. 

“Marcus Hotels & Resorts is excited to grow its footprint into Pittsburgh and the state of Pennsylvania, and to add a Kimpton property to our growing portfolio of premium branded and independent lifestyle hotels,” added Evans. “Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh is a perfect fit with our overall growth strategy, and we are looking forward to welcoming the hotel associates to our Marcus family and working with the Kimpton brand to delight our guests and deliver continued operational excellence for this market leading hotel.” 

For more information or to book a reservation at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, please visit: www.monaco-pittsburgh.com. 

For more information or the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: www.marcushotels.com 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts  

With the addition of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, 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 1,064 screens at 85 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 Searchlight Capital Partners 

Searchlight is a global private investment firm with over $9 billion in assets under management and offices in New York, London and Toronto. Searchlight seeks to invest in businesses where its long-term capital and strategic support accelerate value creation for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.searchlightcap.com. 

About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests, offering inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered, so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal.   

 In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.  

11.09.21

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Announces General Manager Appointments at its El Paso Properties

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation, today announced Lynn Dornau was promoted to general manager of the DoubleTree El Paso Downtown. The company also announced the appointment of Victor Delgado as general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown/Convention Center in El Paso, Texas.

Dornau comes to the DoubleTree El Paso Downtown hotel after serving as general manager of Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ other managed property in the market, the Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center. She served in this position since 2018 when the hotel first opened. In her new role, Dornau will oversee operations of the 200-room property that features 8,500 square feet of meeting space, multiple dining experiences and a rooftop pool and sun deck with stunning views of the El Paso skyline.

Dornau has over 15 years of hospitality experience in the El Paso market and was a member of the DoubleTree El Paso Downtown’s executive team when Marcus Hotels & Resorts acquired the management contract in April 2018.

Delgado joins the Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center as general manager where he will manage the 145-room, nine story property in the heart of downtown El Paso. He most recently served as corporate director of operations at Sun Capital Hotels, a hotel development and management company for select service and extended stay hotels. In this role, Delgado led operations of nine hotels throughout New Mexico working directly with general managers to ensure guest satisfaction while focusing on revenue management, operational efficiencies and talent development.

Delgado brings nearly 30 years of hospitality and hotel management experience as his career includes key leadership positions at hotels throughout the Southwest and Pacific U.S. Earlier in his career, he worked for The Marcus Corporation as part of the Baymont Inns & Suites division where he initially led the Baymont El Paso East Hotel as general manager before being promoted to district director. Delgado received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice from El Paso Community College.

For more information on the DoubleTree El Paso Downtown hotel, please visit: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/elpdwdt-doubletree-el-paso-downtown

For more information on Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center, please visit: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/elpcv-courtyard-el-paso-downtown-convention-center

For more information on Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: www.marcushotels.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 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.

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10.28.21

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Appoints Carlo Vermeeren to General Manager of the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation, today announced the appointment of Carlo Vermeeren as general manager of the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District in Omaha, Nebraska. In his new role, Vermeeren will oversee operations of the 12-story, 333-room hotel that serves as the anchor of the Capitol District, the city’s dining and entertainment district.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Carlo to the Marcus Hotels & Resorts team,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “Carlo has extensive experience in hotel operations at some of the world’s top hotels. His focus on driving great financial results and building strong teams all while delivering quality guest experiences will allow the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District to continue its operational excellence.”

Vermeeren brings more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry where he held various leadership roles in hotel operations. Most recently, Vermeeren served as hotel manager of The Roosevelt hotel in New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. In this role, he managed the hotel’s multi-million-dollar renovations while leading the team to achieve quality service levels. Vermeeren has also held other roles at luxury brands, including serving as global director of guest experiences luxury and lifestyle brands at Hilton Worldwide where he was responsible for the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Canopy brands. Earlier in his career, Vermeeren served as executive rooms director and interim general manager of the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, one of Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ premier properties.

“I’m excited to return to the Marcus Hotels & Resorts team,” said Vermeeren. “The company has a great reputation for its best-in-class service that results in exceptional guest loyalty, especially at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. I’m looking forward to working with our dedicated team as we continue to build this hotel’s success and deliver extraordinary experiences to every guest that enters our doors.”

Vermeeren received an advanced degree in hospitality management from Business School Notenboom in Eindhoven, Netherlands and a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from De Rooi Pannen in Eindhoven, Netherlands. He also holds a hotel real estate and asset management certificate from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

For more information or to make a reservation at Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District, please visit the hotel’s website.

For more information on Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: www.marcushotels.com.

About the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District

The Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District is a dynamic, 333 room, 12-story high-rise Marriott hotel. As the anchor for the Capitol District, the hotel is located in the heart of downtown Omaha across the street from the CHI Health Center Omaha & TD Ameritrade Park, home of the NCAA College World Series. The hotel offers well-appointed guest rooms & suites with custom furnishings, 17,500 sq ft of flexible meeting space with additional pre-function space, outdoor event areas, hospitality suites, roof-top swimming pool with bar/deck, a full-service restaurant & bar, Starbucks® coffeehouse, attached parking garage & personalized concierge service. The Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District provides an environment that invites its guests to relax and enjoy alluring amenities, unrivaled hospitality & unparalleled ambiance.

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 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).

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10.13.21

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Again Ranks at the Top of Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, The Pfister Hotel, Skirvin Hilton, Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker, Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, and Grand Geneva Resort and Spa Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler Readers Among the Best of the Best

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), announced today that six of its owned and/or managed properties have been recognized as top hotels and resorts by the 2021Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

 

The Marcus Hotels & Resorts properties that were recognized by Condé Nast Traveler readers as top hotels and resorts in their respective categories are:

  • As the first-of-its-kind arts hotel, Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel in Milwaukee was honored as the #5 Top Hotel in the Midwest. This is the second consecutive year that the property, which opened in 2019, has been named a Top Hotel in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler The hotel broadly celebrates the arts in its many forms with multiple gallery and exhibition spaces, daily live music and programmed events, and unique culinary experiences awaiting guests inside.
  • Milwaukee’s distinguished luxury hotel, The Pfister Hotel was recognized as the #13 Top Hotel in the Midwest. This is the fifth consecutive year the 127-year-old property has been named a Top Hotel in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler This year, The Pfister Hotel was also honored with the coveted AAA Four Diamond Designation for its 45th consecutive year.
  • Skirvin Hilton was named the #15 Top Hotel in the Midwest, marking the second time it has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler Its rich history in Oklahoma City stretches back to 1911 when it first opened its doors. Guests today can continue to experience the elegance and innovation in the hotel’s luxuriously appointed guest rooms and upscale dining offerings.
  • A Lincoln, Nebraska landmark, Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker was honored as the #18 Top Hotel in the Midwest. This is the first year the property was recognized by Condé Nast Traveler This beautiful historic hotel has been serving Nebraska’s capital city for nearly 90 years and offers guests unique experiences with its Artist-in-Residence program and the popular and fun Miller Time Pub.
  • Hyatt Regency Schaumburg in Schaumburg, Illinois was named the #19 Top Hotel in the Midwest. This is also the first year the property was recognized by Condé Nast Traveler Recently renovated, Hyatt Regency Schaumburg is conveniently located near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and is among many of the area’s most popular attractions and energetic business hubs. The hotel offers many amenities for both business and leisure travelers with state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces as well as contemporary guestrooms.
  • Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin was recognized as the #9 Top Resort in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. This all-seasons premier resort is situated on 1,300 acres in the beautiful woodlands of Lake Geneva and is known for its two championship golf courses in the summer and Mountain Top downhill ski hill in the winter, as well as its full-service WELL Spa & Salon and array of fine dining options. This is the fifth consecutive year this property has been named a Top Resort by Condé Nast Traveler

“We are very proud that the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler again recognized our properties for being among the very best of the best,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “Year after year, our properties are chosen for Condé Nast Traveler and other honors because of their unique and first-class offerings, our team’s drive to deliver exceptional service, and our proven operational expertise that welcomes guests back again and again. Thanks to the dedication of our team, Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ properties claimed 25 percent of this year’s highly coveted and admired Condé Nast Traveler list of Top Hotels in the Midwest, more than any other owner or manager.”

The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website and celebrated in the November issue.

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

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10.05.21

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Promotes Steve Hilton to Senior Vice President of Operations

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the promotion of Steve Hilton to senior vice president of operations. In his new role, Hilton will be responsible for directing and overseeing operations at properties throughout the Marcus Hotels & Resorts portfolio, including the development and implementation of new systems, talent development and community engagement. Hilton previously served as managing director of the company’s Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District hotel.

“We are excited to welcome Steve to our corporate executive team,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “With over 30 years of hospitality management experience, Steve’s career accomplishments speak to his focus, dedication and integrity. Thanks to his leadership, Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District continues to lead the market in almost every metric. His commitment to excellence will continue to be a tremendous asset as Marcus Hotels & Resorts elevates its reputation for quality service across all of our properties.”

Hilton joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2016 as general manager of Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District prior to its opening as a new full-service hotel. He led the property to many successes, including being named “Hotel of the Year” by Marriott International in 2019. He was promoted to managing director of the property in 2020. Prior to joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Hilton served as general manager at several hotels throughout the country.

“I am honored to work alongside such a talented team and continue my career at a highly reputable hotel management company,” said Hilton. “I’m looking forward to contributing to Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ growth and success as it continues to deliver extraordinary experiences to all who visit our properties.”

Hilton received an associate degree in hotel management from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has also been honored with numerous industry awards for his leadership and property success. These awards include Hilton Hotels’ Connie Award, Embassy Suites Make a Difference Award and the Alice S. Marriott Community Service Award.

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 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.

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09.14.21

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Promotes Derek Morrison to General Manager of the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

 

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation, today announced Derek Morrison has been promoted to general manager of the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin. In his new role, Morrison will oversee operations of the award-winning 240-room hotel, which is connected to the Monona Terrace Convention Center.

 

“With more than 20 years at Marcus Hotels & Resorts, we are excited to promote Derek to general manager at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “Derek’s impressive career has been the product of his hard work, tenacity and dedication to our guests. We know he will lead the property and its team to new heights and continue Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ legacy of providing memorable experiences to everyone who enters the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace.”

Morrison’s career in hospitality began at Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin as a beverage bar porter and ski lift operator while he was attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He went on to serve at several other hotels, mostly within Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio, in various management and leadership positions. In each role Morrison excelled, earning his most recent position as general manager of the company’s Crowne Plaza Northstar in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His extensive hospitality management experience includes operations, budget development and planning, revenue management, succession planning as well as coaching and mentoring of hotel managers and staff.

“I’m excited to join the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace team as general manager and welcome guests to this vibrant city,” said Morrison. “Located in the heart of Madison, visitors and locals alike are invited to explore all the city has to offer with the hotel serving as their home base. Whether you are staying for a Badger football game or are celebrating with dinner and drinks, every guest will receive the high-quality service and hospitality that defines Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ properties.”

Morrison received a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with a focus in consumer science, environments, textile and design from UW – Madison.

To make a reservation or for more information on the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, please visit the hotel’s website.

For more information on Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: www.marcushotels.com.

About the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace is located on the shimmering shores of Lake Monona, one block from the state capitol building and in the heart of Madison’s dining, shopping, entertainment, art and theatre districts. The property is connected to the Monona Terrace Convention Center, making it the premier location for business meetings and social gatherings. The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace has been named the best hotel by Madison Magazine and received the Planners Choice Award from Meeting News, among other recognitions. Reservations can be made by calling 866-403-8838. For more information, visit www.hiltonmadison.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 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.

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07.22.21

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Appoints Matt Traetow as General Manager of Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center

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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation, today announced Matt Traetow has been appointed as general manager of the Coralville Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa. The company will assume management of the full-service property on August 18, 2021, which is slated to be rebranded as Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center. 

With over 20 years in the hospitality industry, Traetow’s career includes leadership positions in both sales and operations at upscale, full-service properties throughout Iowa and Minnesota. He most recently served as area general manager for Hotel Equities, a hotel owner, operator and development firm based in Alpharetta, Georgia. In this role, Traetow led operations of the Homewood Suites by Hilton Coralville-Iowa River Landing in Coralville, Iowa, as well as provided oversight and guidance for three other area properties. His extensive responsibilities included hiring, onboarding and training of all hotel leaders and associates; budgeting, forecasting and revenue management; as well as the successful rollout of new guest services and protocols. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Matt to our team as general manager of the newest property in our portfolio,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “With his vast experience in full-service hotel operations and his roots in the Coralville and Iowa City markets, Matt has the expertise to elevate the property’s operational excellence while ensuring all guests receive the highest quality of service.”  

Situated just three miles from the University of Iowa, Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center is in the heart of the Iowa River Landing, a 180-acre development featuring retail, office, residential and entertainment spaces. This 286-room, full-service, upper upscale hotel hosts travelers as well as large-scale meetings, events, exhibitions and more. It features 57,588 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and convention space, an exhibit hall capable of hosting up to 3,000 people, two elegant ballrooms and 20 flexible breakout meeting spaces. The property’s well-appointed guest rooms and suites feature signature bedding, marble baths, Wi-Fi and Iowa River views. Under Traetow’s leadership and following the brand transition, the hotel will undergo a phased renovation that will include refreshed guest rooms and a new restaurant and bar concept positioned to attract both visitors and locals alike.  

“I’m excited to join Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a hospitality leader, and Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center’s team,” said Traetow. “As someone who has called the Iowa City-area home for the last 17 years, I’m looking forward to showcasing this special place. Whether guests come for a getaway, a meeting, a wedding or just drinks or dinner, I look forward to providing everyone with an unforgettable experience.”  

Traetow received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He also holds a certificate from the American Hotel & Motel Association Educational Institute as a certified hospitality sales professional (CHSP).  

For more information on Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: www.marcushotels.com 

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. 

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06.09.21

City of Coralville Appoints Marcus® Hotels & Resorts as New Managers of Coralville Hotel & Conference Center

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Property to be Repositioned Under the Hyatt Regency Brand 

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that it will assume management of The Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa, effective August 18, 2021. Owned by the City of Coralville, this 286-room hotel will be rebranded under the Hyatt Regency brand as the Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center as of the same date. Following the brand transition, the property will benefit from a phased renovation focusing on the Edgewater Grille restaurant and all hotel guest rooms. 

“We are excited to partner with Marcus Hotels & Resorts for the future of our hotel and conference center. Their experience, innovation, and leadership in hospitality, particularly in the Midwest, will be an asset to the City and to the hotel’s guests. Their focus on individual hotel properties and communities sets them apart,” said Kelly Hayworth, city administrator, City of Coralville.  

Currently positioned under the Marriott brand, the landmark property is located 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. Situated just three miles from the University of Iowa, which is ranked as one of the best public universities in the country, the property boasts one of the area’s most desired locations for travelers as well as large scale meetings, events, exhibitions and more. 

“Marcus Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to grow its footprint into Iowa, assume management of this full-service upper upscale hotel and join the vibrant Coralville and Iowa City communities,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “When you look at our hotel portfolio you can see how deep our Big Ten roots run and we are excited to extend those roots into Hawkeye Country and the broader Eastern Iowa region. We are looking forward to the start of a long and productive relationship with the City of Coralville and to working with Hyatt to delight our guests and deliver continued operational excellence for this market leading hotel.” 

The hotel features 57,588 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and convention space, boasting an exhibit hall capable of hosting up to 3,000 people, two elegant ballrooms and 20 flexible breakout meeting spaces. Its well-appointed hotel rooms and suites feature signature bedding, marble baths, Wi-Fi and Iowa River views. With particular expertise in developing restaurant and special event destinations, Marcus Hotels & Resorts will be working closely with the hotel owners to cement Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center as the place to be for both visitors and locals alike.  

“We are thrilled to introduce the Hyatt Regency brand to the great state of Iowa and to the many visitors of the vibrant Iowa City – Coralville area and the University of Iowa. Hyatt looks forward to working with the City of Coralville and Marcus Hotels & Resorts to create a hotel that will meet the needs of travelers who seek seamless and energizing experiences,” said David Tarr, Hyatt’s senior vice president of development. 

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

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 1,097 screens at 89 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 Hotels Corporation 

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company offering 20 premier brands. As of March 31, 2021, the Company’s portfolio included more than 1,000 hotel, all-inclusive, and wellness resort 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. 

About Hyatt Regency  

The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on making travel free from stress and filled with success. More than 200 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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattRegency. 

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