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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.

 

03.24.20

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Announces Updates to Current Operations

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The Company Will Temporarily Close the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, The Skirvin Hilton Hotel and The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel

Milwaukee, March 24, 2020Marcus Hotels & Resorts®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), is temporarily closing a select number of properties across its portfolio. This decision includes the Hilton Milwaukee City Center; Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel in Milwaukee; Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Wisconsin; The Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma; and The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Nebraska. The Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel will close tomorrow and the remainder of the hotels will be closed over the course of this week.

“The safety and well-being of our guests and associates is our number one priority. The lodging industry is facing unprecedented challenges due to the nationwide COVID-19 pandemic. In light of these challenges and our current business levels, we have made the difficult decision to close a select number of properties across our portfolio,” said Michael R. Evans, President of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “During these difficult times, our leadership team is meeting daily to monitor the situation, and we will continue to explore every option to help our associates, our guests and our properties. Our sincere hope is that these closures will not be for an extended period of time and that our dedicated teams will all be back together again very soon and welcoming guests to our hotels.”

During these temporary closures, most of our associates at the affected hotels will be temporarily laid-off and the company will provide temporary compensation to affected associates based on their length of service, as well as the continuation during the period of the temporary lay-off of health insurance coverage for those associates currently enrolled.

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.

01.10.20

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Hires Matt Peschke as Corporate Director of Marketing and Promotes Cortney Heimerl to Area Marketing Director for the Milwaukee Market

Cortney Heimerl, Area Marketing Director for the Milwaukee Market. Matt Peschke, Corporate Director of Marketing.

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation, today announced the addition of Matt Peschke to the division’s marketing team as corporate director of marketing. In addition, the company has promoted Cortney Heimerl to area marketing director for the Milwaukee market.

In his role as corporate director of marketing, Peschke will provide strategic marketing guidance and oversight to Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ properties throughout the country. He will also guide strategy and implement corporate initiatives to continue to grow the Marcus Hotels brand.

Prior to joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Peschke served as the director of marketing for Lore Group, an international hospitality and real estate investment group based in Washington, D.C.

“We are thrilled to welcome Matt to our team,” said Erin Levzow, vice president of marketing. “His industry knowledge and experience working with a number of brand leaders will make him a huge asset in this role.”

Peschke will be succeeding Cortney Heimerl, who is now overseeing the marketing and brand efforts for all of Marcus Hotels’ Milwaukee properties including The Pfister, Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel and Hilton Milwaukee.

“Cortney has been a fantastic member of our team since she started in 2017,” said Levzow. “We pride ourselves on seeking out and developing quality talent, and Cortney’s growth and trajectory here is a perfect example of that value in action. I am looking forward to the many contributions she will make in her new role as area marketing director for our hometown market.”

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).

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01.08.20

Linda Gulrajani, Vice President of Revenue Strategy and Distribution for Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Recognized as HSMAI Top 25 for 2019

Linda Gulrajani, Vice President of Revenue Strategy and Distribution for Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation, today announced that Linda Gulrajani, vice president of revenue strategy and distribution for Marcus Hotels & Resorts, has been recognized as part of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s (HSMAI) “Top 25: Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, Revenue Optimization” for 2019.

The seventeenth annual list recognizes the “best of the best” in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. Each selected recipient is judged by a panel of senior industry executives for his or her recent work based on the following criteria: creativity and innovation, cutting edge sales or marketing campaigns, triumph in challenging situations, and/or sales efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.

“Linda has been a key member of our team and has created a strong revenue management culture within our organization,” said Greg Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation. “With her passion and experience in the revenue management industry, it is no surprise that she would achieve this recognition. We are very proud of her accomplishment and all that she has done for our company and the revenue management community.”

Gulrajani joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2009 and has held several positions within the company’s revenue team. She was promoted to vice president of revenue strategy and distribution in 2014 and is responsible for leading the development and implementation of revenue management and distribution activities and strategies for all hotels in the company’s portfolio. In addition, she oversees the Marcus Reservations and Customer Care Center which manages reservation calls for the Marcus Hotels portfolio as well as external hotel customers.

Prior to joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Gulrajani served in a variety of revenue management and sales roles at hospitality companies including TravelCLICK, Walt Disney World, Marriott, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Loews Hotels.

Gulrajani is a member of HSMAI America’s Revenue Management Advisory Board and acted as the chair of the Board from 2016 to 2018. She is also a member of Wisconsin Women in Lodging, a female based organization that gives female hoteliers, and their allies, the opportunity to connect with industry leaders, gain career momentum and be inspired to continue contributing to the Wisconsin Lodging Industry. Gulrajani graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.

Gulrajani’s achievements will be honored during the HSMAI Adrian Awards Dinner Reception and Gala, January 21, 2020, at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event is a multifaceted, elegant networking extravaganza celebrating award-winning work, Lifetime Achievement and the Top 25 Awards. In addition to the Adrian Awards Gala, Gulrajani will be featured in an HSMAI article, receive a personalized plaque, and going forward will be recognized as a Top 25 Mind in Hospitality Sales, Marketing and Revenue Optimization.

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 HSMAI
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI Marketing Strategy Conference, Adrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is a membership organization comprising more than 5,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at hsmai.org, HSMAI Facebook, HSMAI Twitter, and HSMAI YouTube.

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10.22.19

Make this Holiday Season Unforgettable at The Pfister Hotel and Hilton Milwaukee

Holidays at The Pfister
Marcus Hotels & Resorts hosts something for everyone at this year’s can’t-miss festivities

Soon the banisters of the AAA Four Diamond Pfister Hotel and the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Milwaukee City Center will be adorned with tinsel and evergreen boughs as the festive spirit of the holiday season returns to treasured Milwaukee traditions and celebrations. Guests from near and far have the opportunity to experience a variety of classic holiday merriment, as well as new and creative events to ring in this special time of year.

Top “Can’t Miss” Holiday Events at The Pfister Hotel:
All is Bright: The Annual Pfister Hotel Tree Lighting Ceremony – Friday, November 29, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (official lighting at 5:30 p.m.)

o The annual tree lighting ceremony in the lobby of The Pfister Hotel is one of Milwaukee’s most beloved and anticipated traditions. Featuring an 18-foot, LED-lit holiday tree, the jolly event includes complimentary hot cocoa, tasty holiday treats, music, and more. Parents are invited to bring their cameras, as Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving at 5:20 p.m. on a Milwaukee Fire Department fire truck to greet guests and pose for photos. Guests are encouraged to write letters to Santa and drop them in Santa’s special mailbox, which he will take back with him to the North Pole. The tree lighting ceremony will take place promptly at 5:30 p.m.; the other activities continue until 6:30 p.m. To support those in need during the holiday season, The Pfister Hotel will collect non-perishable food items for Hunger Task Force, and encourages guests to bring donation items. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy complimentary parking with any purchase.

Pfister Holiday Marketplace – Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

o Experience and enjoy the majestic holiday ambiance of The Pfister Hotel lobby while shopping for gifts created by over 60 local artists and vendors. Curated by the talented Renee Bebaeu, The Pfister Holiday Marketplace is the ideal place to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, all while taking in the sights and sounds of local art and music. Located in The Pfister Lobby, entry into the marketplace is free.

Breakfast With Santa – Saturdays and Sundays, December 7, 8, 14, 15 and 21, 22, 2019 | Two times available each day, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., as well as 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

o Back by popular demand, The Pfister Breakfast Buffet with Santa is a holiday tradition that creates lifelong memories for the entire family. Guests have the opportunity to share a festive breakfast spread with Santa and his elves in the festive Pfister ballroom. In addition to photos with Santa, which are highly encouraged, each child will receive a special gift and will be able to make crafts while penning a hand-written letter to Santa. Smaller seating groups for each date will ensure that everyone has an exceptional experience. For reservations call 877.704.5340 or 414.935.5950. Pricing: $49 Adults, $29 Children 3-10 years-old, 2 and under free (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee required. 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

To learn more about these Pfister holiday events, visit: https://www.thepfisterhotel.com/events.

More Holiday Experiences at The Pfister

Afternoon Tea at The Pfister
Friday through Sunday Weekly until May 3, 2020 | Seating available at 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., or 2:00 p.m.
As winter rolls in, cozy up with tea at The Pfister’s beloved 23rd floor lounge, Blu. Guests will enjoy a spectacular view of the city and tableside tea blending, presented in all-silver service by the one and only Pfister Tea Butler. Enjoy learning about each tea’s origin, unique flavors, effects on mood and health, as well as blending options and perfect pairings. House-made traditional sandwiches and pastries are also served. Afternoon Tea at The Pfister sells out quickly, so make your reservation today! For reservations, call 414.935.5950 or email CustomerCare@marcushotels.com. Reservations and credit card guarantee required. 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

Thanksgiving Bountiful Brunch at The Pfister
Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dine in the breathtaking atmosphere of the Pfister Grand Ballroom, the perfect setting for your family’s elegant and cheerful Thanksgiving celebration. Indulge in an array of fresh seafood on sculpted ice, a harvest of fresh salads and starters, an Artisan Wisconsin cheese station, freshly baked treats from the Grand Pastry table and chefs preparing organic eggs, pastas and succulently carved meats on site, not to mention all the traditional trimmings. Guests can extend the holiday experience with an overnight stay on Wednesday, November 27 or Thursday, November 28 for a special rate of $109 per night plus tax with the purchase of brunch. For reservations, call 877.704.5340 or 414.935.5950. Pricing: $69 Adults, $27 Children 3-10 years-old, 2 and under free (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee required. 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

Thanksgiving at Mason Street Grill
Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy an all–American grill for this quintessential holiday, including juicy wood–grilled steaks, crisp seafood and a special Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu. Private dining rooms are also available for your gathering, whether you need room for six or sixty. For reservations, call 414.298.3131 or visit OpenTable.com. Pricing: $44.50 Adults, $15 Children 12 and under (select menu).

Mason Street Grill Christmas Carol Experience
Saturday, December 7, 14 and 21, 2019 | 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Reserve your spot for a delightful winter’s eve – dinner at Mason Street Grill followed by A Christmas Carol presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Complimentary parking in The Pfister parking structure and transportation to the show have been arranged for guests. A three-course prix-fixe menu will be available starting at 5:00 p.m. Guests can then take a shuttle to the Pabst Theater for the 7:30 p.m. performance of A Christmas Carol. Last shuttle will leave at 7:00 p.m. For reservations, call 414.298.3131. Pricing: $125 per person; preferred orchestra seating for the show. (Tax and gratuity not included. Reservations required.)

Christmas Celebration Brunch
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Christmas Day brunch at The Pfister starts with a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary in the ballroom, followed by a spectacular buffet featuring a delicious assortment of fresh seafood, Wisconsin’s finest cheeses, carved meats, made-to-order omelets and pastas, holiday salads and starters, a selection of mouth-watering entrees and decadent desserts for the whole family. To make this holiday experience truly magical, brunch guests can reserve a room at The Pfister on either Tuesday, December 24 or Wednesday, December 25 at a cheerful holiday rate starting at $109 per night, plus tax, with the purchase of brunch. For brunch and room reservations, call 877.704.5340 or 414.935.5950. Brunch pricing: $69 Adults, $27 Children 3–10 years-old, 2 and under free (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee is required, and a 48-hour cancellation notice is required or full amount will be charged.

A Mason Street Grill Christmas
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 | 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy classic American favorites and delicious Christmas specials in addition to the Mason Street Grill’s regularly available à la carte menu. Private dining rooms are also available for your gathering, big or small. For reservations call 414.298.3131 or visit OpenTable.com.

Holiday Traditions at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Wine Wednesdays at Milwaukee ChopHouse
Every Wednesday in November and December | Normal operating hours
Join the award-winning steakhouse for a decadent meal and enjoy 50 percent off bottles of wine under $100 and 25 percent off bottles $100 and up every Wednesday in November and December.

Thanksgiving at Milwaukee ChopHouse
Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Feast with family and friends on a special à la carte Thanksgiving menu at Milwaukee ChopHouse featuring: curried pumpkin soup ($8) and wine-poached pear salad ($14) to start; turkey wellington with leek and mushroom cornbread stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, pomegranate-glazed carrots and caramelized-shallot gravy ($32) for the main course; and pumpkin ginger cheesecake ($9) for dessert. The regular menu will also be available. Bringing together traditional favorites and adventurous new creations, this will be a Thanksgiving to remember.

Thanksgiving at Miller Time Pub & Grill
Open Thursday, November 28, 2019 | Normal operating hours

Miller Time Pub & Grill Warm Clothing Drive
Wednesday, December 4 to Sunday, December 8, 2019 | Normal operating hours
Guests can bring new or gently-used warm clothing items such as hats, gloves, winter jackets or sweaters for all ages to Miller Time Pub & Grill to receive a free Miller tap beer for each item donated (limit five per patron).

Christmas Eve at Milwaukee ChopHouse
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 | 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Milwaukee ChopHouse by dining from our fabulous dinner menu or enjoy our Prime Rib special. Please note special hours.

Christmas Eve and Day at Miller Time Pub & Grill
December 24 and 25, 2019 | Normal operating hours
Miller Time Pub & Grill is open normal operating hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Marcus Hotels Holiday Gift Cards
Purchase $100 in Marcus gift cards and receive a $25 bonus gift card redeemable at any Marcus restaurant, spa hotel or theatre. Purchase today at: http://www.marcusgiftcards.com/.

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).

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10.10.19

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel Presents New Fall Exhibitions to Explore and Discover

Saint Kate The Arts Hotel

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, Milwaukee’s first-of-its kind independent arts hotel, announced today the hotel’s rotating fall exhibitions in its four gallery spaces. Celebrating the vibrancy of the creative process, the newly opened immersive arts hotel features an ever-changing line-up of talented works in its gallery spaces and throughout the 219-room arts hotel.

Free and open to the public, the hotel’s galleries allow visitors from near and far to discover, learn and view things from a new perspective. Whether visiting for a night’s stay or simply taking in the beauty and diversity of artwork during a day’s visit, guests can appreciate the incredible artistic talent that thrives inside Saint Kate. Serving as an artistic platform where all art forms are encouraged, Saint Kate offers guests the opportunity to view over 100 pieces of contemporary art in its seed collection from emerging and renowned artists across the globe, engage in performance art in its Arc Theatre, and relish in artistic drink and dining experiences.

Fall Exhibitions Feature Artists with Ties to Milwaukee and Include:

MOWA | DTN Presents Sound | Asleep (September 14, 2019 – January 8, 2020)
The Museum of Wisconsin Art’s newest venue – MOWA | DTN – presents Sound | Asleep: The Photographs of Steven Foster and Tomiko Jones. Conventional displays of art privilege level lines and generous spacing – all the better to spotlight the merits of individual works. In Sound | Asleep, both Foster’s and Jones’ installations incorporate these principles of exhibition to reflect influence and collaboration, making the installation of the photographs as much a part of the work of art as the photographs themselves.

Foster’s photographs exalt in views of everyday life that reveal a similar appreciation of space and repetition. Dynamically hung on the wall, the photographs comprise a graphic musical score intended for musical interpretation, which is brought to life by trumpeter Russ Johnson. Jones’ photographs feature more than 200 images in an atypical installation that reflects the vicissitudes of life on the go.

“Playing House: A New Domesticity, Featuring Artwork by Lois Bielefeld and Michelle Grabner” (November 15, 2019 – March 1, 2020) | The Gallery
Hotels are unique places where public life and domestic life merge. They often strive to make their guests feel like they are “at home” or “a home away from home.” Viewers will examine works by Lois Bielefeld and Michelle Grabner, two artists who explore the multifaceted nature of the domestic and the many ways the concept of home or the domestic can be interpreted.

Grabner is a Milwaukee-based artist whose body of work focuses on intellectualizing objects that are seen and used every day, as well as common, shared experiences. Much of her work involves abstracting domestic materials and things that are close at hand, giving them a glorified and uplifting presence.

Grabner has shown with the Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Gallery Gisela Clement, Bonn, Germany; James Cohan, New York; Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts), Milwaukee; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Western Exhibitions, Chicago. Grabner co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Bielefeld is a photographer who is known for the performative or narrative nature of her photographs. These works are part of her New Domesticity series, where Bielefeld is thinking about what domesticity looks like today, long after feminism responded to the American idealized hyper role-driven society of the 50’s and 60’s. She created portraits of artists (and those they share their homes with) along with accompanying audio interviews, asking about what home and home making looks like.

Bielefeld has exhibited at The Warehouse Museum, Milwaukee; the Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee; the International Center of Photography, New York; Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend; Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee; and Usable Space, Milwaukee.

“Cope & Drag” – Kim Faler (September 28, 2019 – January 10, 2020) | The Space
Faler’s work explores functionality in architecture and design, as well as how our emotional attachment to everyday objects sometimes defies logic. Her site-specific piece for Saint Kate, Cope and Drag, explores the themes of anxiety, pressure and reliance within the public eye. Located within Saint Kate’s “The Space,” Faler stacks architectural wall fragments and wooden frames on top of one another, creating a completely useless support structure. The wooden structures are then concealed and revealed with a brightly colored paint and dangling neon rope, serving to tantalize and distract the eye. The Wait, and Dolly, focus on the materials that make up objects, and our innate understanding of both those objects and our emotional connection to its new versions. The seeming fragility of the objects and their construction adds a sense of unease or urgency to the work, allowing viewers to examine what they know and question the routine and patterns that shape their everyday lives.

Faler, who resides and works in North Adams, Mass., has exhibited at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASSMoCA), Art Dubai, Sp/Arte in Sao Paulo, as well as LaMontagne Gallery in Boston, David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University in Providence, R.I., and the Beeler Gallery at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio.

“News from Nowhere” – Ben Balcom (October 15, 2019 – February 23, 2020) | The Closet
Opening Reception: October 15; Artist Talk and Film Screening: October 23
Balcom is a filmmaker currently living, working and teaching in Milwaukee. His films investigate the relationship between cinematic artifice and ordinary experiences of everyday life. At Saint Kate, Balcom has created a movie theatre for one to show his newest film, News from Nowhere, which is an exploration of Milwaukee’s urban landscape.

His films have been exhibited at the European Media Festival, Media City Film Festival, Anti-Matter Media Arts, Alchemy Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Slamdance. His work received the Black Bear Award for Best Use of Sound at the 2016 Athens International Film & Video Festival, and the Niagara Award for Best Cinematography at the 2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival. In 2015 he was selected for a Mary L. Nohl Individual Artist Fellowship.

Balcom currently teaches film production at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and is the co-founder and co-programmer of Microlights Cinema.

“Snowman” – Ray Chi (November 21, 2019 – March 3, 2020) | The Cabinet/The Vitrine
Chi is a Milwaukee-based artist, architect, furniture designer and filmmaker. He approaches sculpture from the lens of an architect and uses his public art as a platform to spread a message of positivity. The Snowman is a sculptural video work –it consists of three television monitors, stacked on top of each other to form a pyramid, while the monitors show a time-lapse video of a melting snowman.

Chi has exhibited his work at Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Milwaukee Art Museum; Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee; and the Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

“Our fall and winter exhibitions showcase a wide range of contemporary art, exploring diverse themes,” said Maureen Ragalie, Saint Kate curator. “We are especially excited for the new exhibitions because they highlight works by artists who have ties to Milwaukee, showcasing the incredible talent we have right here in our city.”

To learn more about the new fall exhibitions, please visit: https://www.saintkatearts.com/exhibitions.

Saint Kate – A First-of-its-Kind Arts Hotel
Located in the heart of Milwaukee’s theatre and entertainment district, Saint Kate blends exceptional hospitality with artistic expression. Saint Kate’s motto, “invite participation and expect change,” challenges visitors to keep an open mind, embrace change and evolve as individuals. The 219-room arts destination features five unique culinary experiences, a 95-seat black box theatre for rotating performances, multiple gallery and exhibition spaces and 11,597 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. Saint Kate is within walking distance of notable arts attractions in Milwaukee’s entertainment district, the Third Ward and the Fiserv Forum. Artists interested in showing their work at Saint Kate can learn more here. For more information or to book reservations, please visit: https://www.saintkatearts.com.

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10.09.19

Hilton Milwaukee City Center to Serve as Democratic National Convention Headquarters Hotel in 2020

Hilton Milwaukee City Center logo
New director of events supporting extensive meeting capabilities at Milwaukee’s largest hotel

Originally opened in 1928 as the Schroeder Hotel, the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Milwaukee City Center has wowed guests and meeting attendees for more than 90 years. As Milwaukee’s largest hotel with 729 rooms and skyway access to the Wisconsin Center convention and exposition facility, the property continues to strengthen its efforts as it prepares to serve as the headquarters for the upcoming Democratic National Convention (DNC) in 2020. As part of this effort, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center today announced a new director of events, Christine Lunz, who will oversee all events at the hotel, including assisting the Hilton’s events team with the DNC.

A Wisconsin native, Lunz brings over 16 years of experience in hotel event management to the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. In her most recent role, she served as the director of catering for the Marriott Milwaukee West for seven years. She was also the director of catering and conference services for three years at The Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center in Rockford, Ill. Lunz began her career and passion for hotel events at The Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis. An FTD-certified floral designer, Lunz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

“The team at the Hilton is respected across the state for having a personalized understanding of meeting planners’ needs. I am excited to join them and bring my dedicated spirit of service and focused attention to detail to our clients’ events,” said Lunz. “Whether preparing for an intimate business meeting or a national, multi-day convention like the upcoming DNC, I look forward to creating inspiring and memorable events of every size, purpose and budget.”

Lunz will join an award-winning meetings and events team at Marcus Hotels & Resorts, which owns and manages the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. The team, consisting of six expert sales managers, collectively brings 40 years of experience to meetings at the Hilton.

“Christine brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Marcus Hotels & Resorts. I am confident she will lead our team at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in driving our unrivaled commitment to exceptional service and unforgettable experiences at every corporate meeting, national or regional conference, and any other event we host,” said Linda Price-Topp, vice president of sales for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “The Hilton Milwaukee City Center offers luxurious grandeur within its historic spaces, as well as modern amenities to compete with any new meetings facility in Milwaukee. Those features, combined with our dedicated team who work every day to craft exceptional events for guests and visitors, is why the Hilton Milwaukee was selected as the headquarters hotel for the 2020 DNC.”

Meetings at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center
The Hilton Milwaukee City Center, located in the heart of downtown, is Milwaukee’s “conference” hotel. It combines 1920s art deco grandeur with today’s modern conveniences. The hotel is connected to the Wisconsin Center convention and exposition facility across the street via skyway and has the most meeting and event space of any hotel in Milwaukee – over 34,000 square feet. Other meeting amenities include:

• State of the art A/V equipment
• Wireless high-speed Internet access (complimentary in public areas and business center)
• Access to a Personalized Online Group (POG) page
• Incentives for Hilton Honors Diamond Members, who receive complimentary WiFi and Executive Lounge access
• Close proximity to travel hubs – three blocks from the Milwaukee Intermodal Station and less than 15 minutes from General Mitchell International Airport
• On-site dining at the award-winning steakhouse, Milwaukee ChopHouse; Miller Time Pub & Grill, which features classic pub fare; Monarch Lounge, the hotel’s lobby bar; or at the Hilton Café, which is open for made-to-order breakfast seven days a week

From its elegant ballrooms to its outdoor green space, called Sixth and Green, which is available for private events, weddings, receptions and more, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center has diverse accommodations making it a premier choice for corporate events, business meetings, galas, weddings and other events of all sizes.

The Home of Milwaukee’s only “Canine Concierge”
The Hilton Milwaukee City Center is home to the city’s only “Canine Concierge,” Millie – a mini-golden-doodle who works in the hotel’s lobby alongside her owner and the hotel’s human concierge, Rusty. Millie has become a mini celebrity in Milwaukee and even makes appearances at select hotel events and meetings. She will be eager to greet DNC visitors to the hotel in 2020, mingle with guests and make an appearance at any meeting. Guests and visitors can follow her adventures at the hotel on Instagram at Instagram.com/millieatthehilton.

To learn more about booking a meeting or event at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, please visit https://www.marcusmeetings.com/hilton-milwaukee-city-center.

About Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Located in the heart of downtown, the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Milwaukee City Center is a true Milwaukee landmark. In 2011, it became a member of Historic Hotels of America. As Milwaukee’s convention headquarters hotel of choice, Hilton Milwaukee offers the most meeting and event space of any hotel in the city—more than 34,000 square feet—including three ballrooms and 18 well-appointed meeting rooms of various sizes. The hotel’s ballrooms, with their vaulted ceilings and period fabrics, echo the magnificence evident throughout this showpiece.

With 729 renovated guest rooms, Hilton Milwaukee can accommodate nearly any group. Its central location means guests are just moments away from the city’s theater district, the lakefront and Summerfest grounds, Fiserv Forum and the city’s new entertainment district, the Deer District, and the Historic Third Ward. Hilton Milwaukee is located at 509 W. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. For more information on the hotel, visit www.HiltonMilwaukee.com, find the hotel on Facebook (Facebook.com/hiltonmilwaukee) or Instagram (Instagram.com/hiltonmilwaukee).

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