New Sales Leadership Strengthens Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Group Book Efforts

When it comes to hosting successful meetings, Marcus® Hotels & Resorts has more than 55 years of expertise in the Milwaukee area. To continue to strengthen its efforts, the company recently announced the promotion of Dana Johnson from assistant director of sales to director of sales for the Milwaukee market. In this role, Johnson oversees group sales for Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ Milwaukee properties – Hilton Milwaukee City Center, InterContinental Milwaukee and The Pfister Hotel. In addition to Johnson’s promotion, the company named Megan Seppmann as new assistant director of sales for the Milwaukee market.

“The Marcus Hotels & Resorts team is known throughout Milwaukee and the state for its personalized understanding of meeting planners’ needs. Year after year, we connect planners with the experts who create inspiring and memorable events of every size, purpose and budget,” said Linda Price-Topp, vice president of sales for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “Dana is a proven leader in our organization, and I am confident that she, along with Megan, will continue to drive forward our unrivaled commitment to exceptional service and unforgettable experiences at every corporate meeting, national and regional association conference and any other event we host.”

Dana Johnson Marcus Hotels and Resorts

With more than 25 years of experience working in hotel group sales, Johnson has spent the majority of her career – 15 years – with Marcus Hotels & Resorts. She began her career with the company in the sales department at The Pfister Hotel and was an original member of the sales team supporting the broader Milwaukee-area Marcus Hotels & Resorts properties. In 2013, Johnson was promoted to assistant director of sales, where she excelled in developing new members of the sales team and maintaining strong relationships with several key corporate accounts.

Megan Seppmann MArcus Hotels & Resorts

Seppmann joins the Marcus Hotels & Resorts sales team with more than 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry. As assistant director of sales, she will work alongside a talented group of sales leaders to showcase Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ downtown Milwaukee properties. Prior to working at the company, Seppmann served at several properties owned or managed by CSM Corporation, a Minneapolis-based property management company. While with CSM Corporation, she was director of sales and marketing at the Residence Inn by Marriott located in Milwaukee and senior sales manager at the Courtyard by Marriott Bloomington located in Bloomington, Minnesota. She also held senior sales roles at Kahler Hospitality Group properties in Rochester, Minnesota and at three hotels in Mankato, Minnesota. Seppmann received a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Southwest Minnesota State University.

Every year, Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ Milwaukee-based properties host many of the region’s premier events – numerous non-profit fundraisers, regular business speaker series and networking luncheons, and major conventions. To accommodate these functions, the three hotels offer more than 65,000 square feet of event function space, over 1,200 guest rooms and popular restaurants, such as Mason Street Grill and the Milwaukee ChopHouse. These properties also offer the latest audio and visual technologies, food and beverage selections from award winning culinary talent, and partnerships with top vendors in the region.

Meeting and event planners can select from numerous experiences at Marcus Hotels in Milwaukee, including:

• Multi-day conventions at the city’s largest hotel, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, which is also home to local celebrity and canine concierge, Millie;
• Intimate business meetings at the InterContinental Milwaukee, which recently announced that it will be rebranded into an independent arts hotel in 2019; and,
• Elegant fundraisers at the iconic Pfister Hotel, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.

To learn more about each property and current meeting promotions, as well as connect with meeting specialists, such as Johnson and Seppmann, meeting and event planners can visit the new Marcus Hotels & Resorts meetings website: www.marcusmeetings.com/.

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About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S., with another property opening in El Paso, Texas in June 2018. 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://www.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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