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