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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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10.29.20

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Properties Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

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The Pfister Hotel, Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, and The Garland Named Top Hotels and Resorts by Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

 

Milwaukee, October 29, 2020. . . . .Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that four of its owned and/or managed properties were again recognized as top hotels in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Pfister Hotel, located in Milwaukee, was recognized as the #8 Top Hotel in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler readers. More than 125 years old, the iconic hotel is known for its gracious service, timeless elegance, and the finest in exceptional hospitality. As Milwaukee’s distinguished luxury hotel, The Pfister has created many exceptional programs, including an internationally recognized Artist-in-Residence program now in its 12th year, Pfister “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. This is the fourth consecutive year the property has been named a Top Hotel in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler readers.

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, located in Milwaukee, and reopening on November 5, 2020, was recognized as the #6 Top Hotel in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler readers. Just over one year old, Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel opened its doors in 2019 to wide acclaim. Shortly after opening, Saint Kate was named Top 10 Best New Hotel by USA Today. Saint Kate celebrates all forms of expression and the entire creative process. Guests will find four gallery spaces filled with contemporary art and an 80-seat black box theatre with regularly programmed events. Food and beverage are a feature with two bars including Giggly, Milwaukee’s only Champagne Bar, and three restaurants featuring The Dark Room, an intimate indulgence not to be missed. Each carefully crafted guestroom features the work of multiple artist collaborators from Milwaukee. Alternatively, guests may select a Canvas Room as a fully immersive art experience where a percentage of each night’s charge for the room is donated to support art organizations throughout the city. Marcus Hotels & Resorts created Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel for travelers looking for an experience to remember.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, located in Lake Geneva, Wis., was recognized as the #20 Top Resorts in the Midwest and West by readers and the only Wisconsin resort to make the list. This all-seasons premier resort is situated on 1,300 acres in the beautiful woodlands of Lake Geneva. The resort features a variety of lodging options for a unique getaway, including 355 gorgeous guestrooms and 29 luxury villas offering spacious living areas, full kitchens, and furnished outdoor seating areas. This award-winning Midwest resort 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 an array of fine dining options. This is the fourth consecutive year the property has been named a Top Resort in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler readers.

The Garland, located in North Hollywood, Calif., was recognized by readers as the #14 Top Hotel in Los Angeles. Built in 1970 by Hollywood actress Beverly Garland and her husband, real estate developer Fillmore Crank, this sophisticated boutique hotel allows guests to relax and unwind in a secluded urban paradise that is only minutes from the excitement and thrills of LA. Managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts and now owned by the second generation of the Crank family and under the direction of the youngest son, James Crank, the glamorous hotel was recently reimagined and renovated with fashionable décor, a stylish restaurant showcasing the diversity of LA’s food scene and newly manicured outdoor spaces on seven tree-shaded acres. This is the sixth consecutive year the re-positioned hotel has been named a Top Hotel in LA by Condé Nast Traveler readers since its rebirth in 2015.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

The 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue of the publication.

For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://media.marcushotels.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 Instagram, 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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09.30.20

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Announces the appointment of Andrew Flack as Chief Commercial Officer

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Milwaukee, September 30, 2020. . . . . Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the appointment of Andrew Flack as its first ever chief commercial officer.  Flack is a globally-experienced, results-oriented, proven leader with over 30 years of hospitality industry experience.

Flack most recently served as vice president marketing & eCommerce with Hilton Worldwide. In this role, he supported more than 5,000 managed and franchised properties, with oversight for 140 team members located throughout the Americas. Andrew’s previous roles with Hilton included vice president of product marketing & customer insights and vice president of global brand marketing. His international posts with Hilton included vice president sales & marketing Asia Pacific and regional director of sales, marketing & revenue management in Sydney, Australia.

“Andrew brings to Marcus Hotels & Resorts an extensive set of skills that will allow us to most effectively align and leverage all commercial resources to include sales, marketing, revenue strategy, and distribution.  He has a consistent track record of transformation, building customer-facing innovation and delivering exceptional financial results,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.  “We look forward to Andrew’s contributions as we build on the past success and continued growth of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.”

Flack received a bachelor’s degree in economics & accounting from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK and his MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney.

 

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).

 

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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06.29.20

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Announces the Reopening of Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District on June 29th

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Omaha, NE, June 30, 2020. . . . .Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the reopening of Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District on June 29, 2020.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming our guests back to the Omaha Marriott Downtown at Capitol District,” said Steve Hilton, general manager. “Downtown Omaha comes alive during the summer months, with our hotel serving as a major anchor of the Capitol District. Our team is ready and eager to get back to serving our guests with the highest standards of service, cleanliness and safety. We look forward to welcoming you back with confidence!”

In addition to Omaha Marriott Downtown’s already high cleaning standards, the property will follow the guidance outlined by the newly-launched Marriott Cleanliness Council. Among the key elements of Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” are the following:

  • Starting with our public spaces and high-traffic areas, we are cleaning surfaces with increased frequency, dedicated staff and recommended cleaning agents.
  • In guest rooms, we elevated our already rigorous protocols to thoroughly clean all surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectants. Disinfecting wipes are placed in each room for guests’ use.
  • Signage in public spaces reminds guests to maintain social distancing. We added partitions at check-in to provide an extra level of precaution for our guests and our associates.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are installed at hotel entrances, at our front desks, our elevator banks and meeting spaces.
  • Mobile technologies provide reassurance and distancing options for our guests who want to use their phones to check in, access their rooms and order room service.

 

About 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 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 underthe Marcus Theatres, Movie Tavern® by Marcus and BistroPlex® brands. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.

06.23.20

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Announces the Reopening of Hilton Madison Monona Terrace and the Appointment of Carl Dees as General Manager

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Madison, Wis., June 23, 2020. . . . . Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis., will reopen on June 23rd.  In addition, the company announced that Carl Dees will assume additional duties as general manager of Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, while continuing his role as vice president of operations at Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

“We are delighted to reopen our doors at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “While we have missed our guests during this time apart, our team has been hard at work implementing new advanced safety and sanitization measures to help create a comfortable and stress-free experience for our guests. Thanks to Carl Dees’s experienced leadership, our team is ready to extend a warm welcome back to visitors and locals alike.”

In addition to Hilton Madison Monona Terrace’s already high cleaning standards, the property will employ the newly-launched Hilton CleanStay with Lysol Protection Program. Among the key elements of Hilton’s CleanStay program are the following:

  • Utilizing enhanced room cleaning measures with hospital grade cleaning products. Once the room is verified to meet the CleanStay standards, a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal will be placed on the door.
  • Placing disinfecting stations, with wipes and hand sanitizer, throughout the property.
  • Cleaning of public and team member areas at scheduled intervals, including frequent maintenance of high-touch areas like elevators and bathrooms. Commercial grade Lysol products will be used.
  • Encouraging guests to use digital check-in for a contactless arrival experience.
  • Implementing physical distancing measures throughout the property, directing guests on how to enjoy all Hilton Madison Monona Terrace has to offer in a safe and convenient way.
  • Ensuring all team members wear appropriate personal protective equipment.

Leading Hilton Madison Monona Terrace as general manager is Carl Dees, a seasoned hospitality veteran. Dees joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2018 as vice president of operations. Before joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Dees served as vice president of operations for the third-party hotel management company, Crescent Hotels & Resorts. His 35-year hospitality career also includes positions with HEI Hotels & Resorts, Interstate Hotels & Resorts and Richfield Hospitality.

Summer in Madison is second to none, with the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace just steps from many of the city’s outdoor and cultural attractions,” said Dees. “Our team is prepared and eager to get back to serving our guests with the highest standards of service, cleanliness and safety. We hope to see you soon!”

For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: https://media.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 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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06.22.20

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Announces the Reopening of The Skirvin Hilton Hotel on June 22 and the Appointment of Skip Harless as General Manager

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Oklahoma City, June 22, 2020. . . . .Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the AAA-Four Diamond rated Skirvin Hilton Hotel will reopen on June 22, 2020. In addition, the company announced that Skip Harless has been promoted to general manager of the hotel.

“We are thrilled to welcome our guests back to the magnificent Skirvin Hilton,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “For generations, Skirvin Hilton has been a timeless jewel in Oklahoma City, providing the highest standards of quality and service to our valued guests. During this time apart, we have worked tirelessly to create a new experience that elevates our amenities, features and traditions with advanced safety and sanitization measures. Under the experienced leadership of industry veteran Skip Harless, our team members stand ready to help create a comfortable and stress-free experience for our guests.”

In addition to Skirvin Hilton’s already high cleaning standards, the property will employ the newly-launched Hilton CleanStay with Lysol Protection Program. Among the key elements of Hilton’s CleanStay program are the following:

  • Utilizing enhanced room cleaning measures with hospital grade cleaning products. Once the room is verified to meet the CleanStay standards, a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal will be placed on the door.
  • Placing disinfecting stations, with wipes and hand sanitizer, throughout the property.
  • Cleaning of public and team member areas at scheduled intervals, including frequent maintenance of high-touch areas like elevators and bathrooms. Commercial-grade Lysol products will be used.
  • Encouraging guests to use digital check-in for a contactless arrival experience.
  • Implementing physical distancing measures throughout the property, directing guests on how to enjoy all Skirvin Hilton has to offer in a safe and convenient way.
  • Ensuring all team members wear appropriate personal protective equipment.

An experienced industry veteran, Skip Harless has more than 32 years of hospitality experience. Harless joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in May 2014 as the resident manager at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Most recently, Harless led the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin as general manager. Prior to joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Harless spent 27 years with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. Harless graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead the professional hospitality team at Skirvin Hilton,” said Harless. “We are prepared and eager to welcome our guests back to the hotel, where our more than 100 years of tradition, elegance and luxury will remain apparent at every turn. As we get back to serving our guests, we remain committed to the highest standards of service, cleanliness and safety. Our doors are open, and we hope to see you soon!”

About The Skirvin Hilton Hotel 
The Skirvin Hilton Hotel originally opened in 1911 and has been synonymous with elegance and innovation for the past five generations, hosting oil barons, dignitaries, movie stars, political leaders and presidents ever since. Guests from around the globe have traveled through the downtown Skirvin Hilton to experience its unique sophistication and timelessness. In 2007, Skirvin Partners in Development and Marcus Hotels & Resorts partnered on renovating the hotel to its original glory. The reopening event was designated as an official Oklahoma Centennial event and since the renovation, the hotel has earned a AAA Four Diamond rating every year and received the Mayor’s Development Award for best downtown development.

The hotel features 225 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 20 one-bedroom suites, one presidential suite and 18,500 square feet of premier meeting and pre-function space. It is home to the upscale Park Avenue Grill restaurant and Red Piano Lounge.

The Skirvin Hilton was recognized as one of the Best Hotels in the USA by U.S. News & World Report, finishing as the #1 Hotel in Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma. The hotel remains on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Skirvin Hilton is located at One Park Avenue in Oklahoma City. For more information, please visit www.skirvinhilton.com and follow the company on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheSkirvinHilton )and Twitter (@SkirvinHiltonOK).

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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04.08.20

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Announces Updates to Current Operations

 

The company will temporarily close additional properties 

Milwaukee, April 8, 2020…Marcus Hotels & Resorts®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), is temporarily closing additional properties across its portfolio. This decision includes all of the following hotels owned by the Company that are currently still open, The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee; The Platinum Hotel in Las Vegas; Hilton Madison Monona Terrace in Wisconsin; and the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown in Chicago.

Additionally, with respect to the hotels that we manage for third-parties, we are working with the owners of those properties to temporarily close the hotels or transition management.

“Our top priority in this unprecedented time, as it has always been through our history, is focused on the safety and well-being of our associates, guests and community. Like so many businesses today, we are presented with difficult decisions. Given the drastic and ongoing challenges facing our industry and business, we are closing additional properties across our portfolio and hope this decision will also help our nation’s

efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus,” said Michael R. Evans, President of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “These continue to be especially trying times, and we remain committed to diligently helping our associates that have been most adversely impacted by this situation. Amidst these challenges, our underlying hope is that we will only be closed for a short period of time and our team will soon be back together

welcoming guests through our doors.”

 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 20 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.

 

Certain matters discussed in this press release are “forward-looking statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may generally be identified as such because the context of such statements include words such as we “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect” or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ materially from those expected, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) the availability, in terms of both quantity and audience appeal, of motion pictures for our theatre division, as well as other industry dynamics such as the maintenance of a suitable window between the date such motion pictures are released in theatres and the date they are released to other distribution channels; (2) the effects of adverse economic conditions in our markets, particularly with respect to our hotels and resorts division; (3) the effects on our occupancy and room rates of the relative industry supply of available rooms at comparable lodging facilities in our markets; (4) the effects of competitive conditions in our markets; (5) our ability to achieve expected benefits and performance from our strategic initiatives and acquisitions; (6) the effects of increasing depreciation expenses, reduced operating profits during major property renovations, impairment losses, and preopening and start-up costs due to the capital intensive nature of our businesses; (7) the effects of weather conditions, particularly during the winter in the Midwest and in our other markets; (8) our ability to identify properties to acquire, develop and/or manage and the continuing availability of funds for such development;

(9) the adverse impact on business and consumer spending on travel, leisure and entertainment resulting from terrorist attacks in the United States, other incidents of violence in public venues such as hotels and movie theatres or epidemics (such as the Coronavirus, SARs, bird flu and swine flu); (10) a disruption in our business and reputational and economic risks associated with civil securities claims brought by shareholders; (11) our ability to timely and successfully integrate the Movie Tavern operations into our own circuit; and (12) our ability to achieve the additional revenues and operating income that we anticipate from our additional week of operations in fiscal 2020 and certain extraordinary events that will take place in or near Milwaukee during fiscal 2020, such as the Democratic National Convention and The Ryder Cup. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward- looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.