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10.19.18

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Properties Recognized With Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award

The Pfister Hotel, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and The Garland Named Top Hotels and Resorts

MILWAUKEE, October 19, 2018. . . . .Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that three of its owned and/or managed properties were recognized as top hotels in Condé Nast Traveler’s 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Pfister Hotel, located in Milwaukee, Wis., was recognized as the #4 Top Hotel in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler readers. The iconic hotel, celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2018, is known for its gracious service, timeless elegance and represents the finest in exceptional hospitality. The hotel distinguishes itself with special features that include an internationally recognized Artist-in-Residence program that provides a working art studio to an emerging artist each year and houses an expansive Victorian art collection, the largest of its kind of any hotel in the world. The Pfister also has a “Narrator,” a writer hired to chronical the daily life and spirit of the beloved property. This is the second consecutive year the property has been named a Top Hotel in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler readers.

The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, located in in Lake Geneva, Wis., was recognized as the #6 Top Resort in the Midwest by readers. Situated on 1,300 acres in the beautiful woodlands of Lake Geneva, this all-seasons premier resort features 355 guest accommodations, including 29 luxury villas offering spacious living areas, full kitchens and furnished outdoor seating areas. From its two championship golf courses and Mountain Top ski hill, to its award-winning WELL Spa & Salon and array of fine dining options, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is the ideal Midwest vacation destination. This is the third 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 as the #9 Top Hotel in Los Angeles by readers. 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. Now owned by the second generation of the Crank family and under the direction of 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 fourth consecutive year the re-positioned hotel has been named a Top Hotel in LA by Condé Nast Traveler readers since it’s rebirth in 2015.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognitions of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, airports and cruise lines in the world, nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

“As travel preferences continue to evolve and change, we are honored to again gain the respect of Condé Nast Traveler’s discerning readers,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation. “At Marcus Hotels & Resorts, our enriching and authentic amenities and experiences speak to both locals and visitors alike. Whether through our Artist-in-Residence programs, diverse culinary offerings or one-of-a-kind, customized packages, our guests enjoy more than just a good night’s sleep. On behalf of our many associates who create memorable experiences for our guests each day, we thank the readers of Condé Nast Traveler for their continued trust and loyalty.”

The 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards are published exclusively 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 21 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 The SafeHouse. 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 890 screens at 68 locations in eight states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.

About Condé Nast Traveler
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 30-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 3 Webby Awards in 2015. For more, visit www.cntraveler.com.

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10.11.18

Steve Martin, Vice President of Human Resources for Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Recognized as 2018 HR Award Winner

Steve Martin Marcus Hotels & Resorts HR Award Winner for Milwaukee Business Journal

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company, today announced that Steve Martin, vice president of human resources, has been recognized as a 2018 HR Award winner by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

The prestigious award salutes southeastern Wisconsin’s top HR practitioners who are making a difference in the human resources profession. Martin, who was recognized in the publicly held company category, is responsible for supporting and overseeing human resources issues and strategic initiatives for the company’s entire hotel portfolio, which includes 21 hotels across the United States.

An 18-year employee of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Martin was instrumental in re-imagining culture initiatives for the company and recently led the development of a new mission statement, “Serve People, Create Memories, Deliver Exceptional Experiences.” Under Martin’s leadership, the mission statement was integrated into all facets of hotel operations, and associates across multiple disciplines were reminded that simple customer service gestures make an extraordinary impact on guests. Martin also led efforts to improve the workplace environment for hotel associates through a variety of initiatives to include transforming associate break areas into “family rooms” where associates can dine in a special area that is focused on their enjoyment and relaxation during their shifts.

“Steve is passionate about building a highly engaged culture that creates a better experience for our associates, and ultimately, our guests,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation. “With his kind-hearted spirit coupled with his push for perfection, Steve is the consummate example of what an HR leader should be, and we are very proud that he is getting such wonderful recognition for all he has done for our company and the HR community.”

Martin joined The Marcus Corporation in 2000 as corporate human resources director of the company’s former Baymont Inns & Suites limited-service lodging division. During his career with the company, he served as the director of human resources for the Hilton Milwaukee City Center and held several human resources roles for The Marcus Corporation, including director of benefits and most recently, assistant corporate director of human resources. Prior to joining The Marcus Corporation, Martin worked for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotels and Embassy Suites.

Martin is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and holds its Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation as well as the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the HR Certification Institute. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality, restaurant and institution management from Iowa State University.

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 21 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://www.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

09.21.18

Peggy Williams-Smith Receives the Marcus Corporation 2017 Ben Marcus Humanitarian Award

MILWAUKEE, September 21, 2018….. Peggy Williams-Smith, a resident of Greenfield, Wis., has been honored by The Marcus Corporation as one of three 2017 Ben Marcus Humanitarian of the Year Award recipients. Williams-Smith is senior vice president of SafeHouse Restaurants and has held various leadership roles with The Marcus Corporation for over 20 years.

The Ben Marcus Humanitarian Award, named after Marcus Corporation founder and committed community advocate Ben Marcus, builds on the company’s legacy of community involvement by recognizing exceptional associates who have gone above and beyond in their volunteering for others.

Williams-Smith has been actively involved throughout the Milwaukee-area community for many years, serving on numerous boards and volunteering with local charities. Williams-Smith currently serves on the board of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation and chaired this year’s gala at The Pfister Hotel. Other activities in 2018 include co-chairing the Leadership Breakfast for the Boy Scouts of America Three Harbors Council and the Black and White Ball for the Milwaukee Urban League. In addition to co-chairing events, Williams-Smith is the current co-chair of The Marcus Corporation’s internal United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) campaign and co-chaired the city-wide campaign in 2016, helping to raise over $12 million dollars.

Williams-Smith also shares her business acumen with various nonprofit organizations, volunteering for Milwaukee Women, Inc., Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and Kitchen Cabinet, an organization that encourages local restaurants to do well by doing good in their communities. She is also the immediate past chair of the American Heart Association Milwaukee Chapter and co-chaired the Go Red for Women Luncheon in 2012. From 2013 to 2014, Williams-Smith served as president of Tempo Milwaukee and was co-chair of the Best Buddies Wisconsin Leadership Breakfast in 2013. She has also served on the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County’s marketing committee since 2010.

To recognize Williams-Smith for her commitment to the community, The Marcus Corporation donated $1,000 to the charity of her choice, Professional Dimensions, for its commitment to Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc.

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. The Marcus Corporation’s theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 890 screens at 68 locations in eight states. The company’s lodging division, Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 21 hotels, resorts and other properties in nine states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.

About Marcus Restaurant Group
Milwaukee-based Marcus Restaurant Group, an operating unit of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, develops and operates distinctive nationwide establishments ranging from casual and fine dining to trendy lounges and creative concepts. From cuisine and cocktails to ambiance and vibe, each Marcus Restaurant Group experience is carefully designed to fuse with the local scene, offering the finest quality farm-to-table products, wine and craft beverages and inspired dishes that cater to every taste. Award-winning concepts include Miller Time Pub & Grill, ChopHouse, Mason Street Grill and SafeHouse Restaurants. Frequent diners are encouraged to partake in the Marcus Rewards loyalty program at participating restaurants, bars and lounges. For more information on Marcus Restaurant Group, please visit http://www.marcusrestaurants.com, or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@EatAtMarcus) for the latest news and updates.

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09.21.18

Bea Silva Receives the Marcus Corporation 2017 Ben Marcus Humanitarian Award

MILWAUKEE, September 21, 2018….. The Marcus Corporation, based in Milwaukee, today announced Bea Silva as one of three recipients of the 2017 Ben Marcus Humanitarian of the Year Award. Silva, a resident of Yukon, Okla., serves as director of human resources for the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, Okla. The property is owned and managed by its Marcus® Hotels & Resorts division, in partnership with Skirvin Partners in Development.

The Ben Marcus Humanitarian Award, named after Marcus Corporation founder and committed community advocate Ben Marcus, builds on the company’s legacy of community involvement by recognizing exceptional associates who have gone above and beyond in their volunteering for others.

As head of community outreach and associate relations programs at the hotel, Silva has made a profound impact on both the Skirvin Hilton Hotel and throughout Oklahoma City. In 2017 alone, Silva initiated, coordinated and oversaw nearly 30 community outreach programs and 76 associate activities and events. Because of her dedicated leadership, the Skirvin Hilton Hotel’s team volunteered over 1,600 hours to support various charities and has developed a giving culture where associates are encouraged to volunteer and give back to others.

Outside of work, Silva volunteers with Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s only private elementary school and social services agency specifically designed to support and care for homeless children, and has made a true difference within the organization. While volunteering, Silva noticed some of the children had ill-fitting shoes and others had holes in their shoes. This prompted her to submit an application through the Skirvin Hilton Hotel as part of Hilton Corporate’s Travel with Purpose Action Grant, a program that provides grants to hotels in order to improve the local community. Due to Silva’s compelling nomination, the Skirvin Hilton Hotel was awarded a $3,000 grant to provide new shoes to Positive Tomorrows’ children for the 2017/2018 school year. She also started a donation program in spring 2018 to help fund shoes for the 2018/2019 school year.

Additionally, Silva volunteers with several other nonprofit organizations, including the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Oklahoma City, Bethesda, Feed the Children food drives, multiple homeless shelters and at Yukon High School, to name a few.

Going above and beyond doesn’t stop there for Silva, as she also campaigns for stop signs and traffic signals to ensure safety on the roads. Traffic safety has touched her life personally as she lost her son in a tragic car accident in an intersection with inadequate traffic signals. In addition to campaigning for the safety of others, she also started the Matthew J. Silva Memorial Scholarship in memory of her son. Last May, two well-deserving students each received a $1,000 scholarship. Silva has committed to continuing the scholarship for the next 10 years to carry on Matthew Silva’s legacy.

To recognize Silva for her commitment to the community, The Marcus Corporation donated $1,000 to the charity of her choice, the Matthew J. Silva Memorial Scholarship.

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. The Marcus Corporation’s theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 890 screens at 68 locations in eight states. The company’s lodging division, Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 21 hotels, resorts and other properties in nine states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 21 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://www.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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08.01.18

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel To Open In El Paso, Texas

Innovative design and flexible space tailors to the needs of today’s travelers

EL PASO, Texas – August 1, 2018 – Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center is set to open its doors in El Paso, Texas this Friday, August 3, 2018. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience.

Located at 610 North Santa Fe Street, the 151-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard El Paso Downtown/Convention Center offers guests convenient access to the El Paso Zoo, El Paso University, The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso, Plaza Theatre and numerous museums.

Courtyard constantly researches trends and evolves to meet the changing needs of its guests. The latest room design offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready. Indirect lighting and a neutral, tone-on-tone color palette make for a soothing and calm environment.

“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, Courtyard. “Today’s technology has changed how people travel. Our guests want a room that has purpose and flexibility that enables a seamless transition between relaxing and working. Courtyard is designed to offer them a relaxing and functional space to work the way they want to, when they want to.”

The new room design is intuitive and thoughtful, offering flexible yet comfortable spaces that enable technology. Upon arrival, guests can store bags on the “Luggage Drop” and plug personal devices into the “Tech Drop” ledge for seamless technology integration.

Signature furniture and architectural elements replace traditional art in the new guestroom. The “LoungeAround” sofa offers a pop of color and a comfortable area for relaxing or for working. The new design also features a light desk on wheels, allowing guests to work from anywhere in the room.

An upgraded, more spacious layout creates an enhanced bathroom experience. A “Shower Nook” housing shampoos and towels makes amenities accessible without having to leave the shower.

The Courtyard El Paso Downtown/Convention Center features the brand’s latest lobby design, where guests can enjoy an open and modern environment outside of their rooms. The newly designed Bistro is the epicenter of the lobby, which fosters social connections and collaboration with more flexible and informal seating options. The Bistro offers guests a wide variety of “made to order” breakfast and dinner items, “grab and go” options, and also features an array of cocktails, beer and wine for guests to unwind at the end of the day.

Throughout the hotel, guests can connect with ample electrical outlets. The business library features several computer terminals, along with a printer and separate computer stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status.

Green has been Courtyard’s signature color since Marriott launched the brand 30 years ago. Now Courtyard is even greener with the introduction of a guest recycling program for the environment. Receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal are conveniently located by side exits.

The nine-story hotel features an outdoor terrace-top pool, fitness center and guest laundry, and offers 869 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 20 people.

For more information or to book a reservation, please visit the Courtyard El Paso Downtown/Convention Center’s website or call 800-236-2427.

About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 1,100 locations in nearly 50 countries and territories, Courtyard is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit courtyard.marriott.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @CourtyardHotels on Twitter and Instagram.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
With the addition of the Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center, Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation, will own and/or manage 21 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://www.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

05.15.18

Nationally Recognized Firms Selected to Design Milwaukee’s First Arts-Focused Hotel

New York City-based Stonehill Taylor and Chicago-based One Design Company will create a bold vision for Marcus® Hotels & Resorts’ first-of-its-kind hotel project

MILWAUKEE, May 15, 2018. . . . . Excitement is building for Milwaukee’s newest downtown hotel focused on celebrating the arts. It was announced today that architecture and interior design firm Stonehill Taylor, based in New York City, and branding agency One Design Company, based in Chicago, will be tasked with reinventing the 221-room InterContinental Milwaukee, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, into an immersive arts-focused hotel.

Showcasing world-class artists from around the region and the world, the hotel will celebrate art in its many forms, including visual arts, music, theater, dance and literature. Working with Marcus Hotels & Resorts, the design teams will collaborate to blend Milwaukee’s renowned arts scene and cultural heritage into a creatively bold arts hotel that is unlike anything the market has seen before.

“To our knowledge, this will be one of the only hotel concepts in the United States that truly incorporates all forms of art throughout the entire hotel,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation. “In Stonehill Taylor and One Design Company, we believe we’ve found partners who share our vision, are daring, yet not afraid of subtlety, and have the experience to design more than a hotel – a true destination with a reimagined place in our community. Together with our collaborators, we will break boundaries and create an entirely new opportunity for locals and visitors alike to experience Milwaukee through a different lens.”

The hotel will stand as a community hub with an original, boutique-hotel aesthetic and one-of-a-kind look reflective of the city’s diverse arts community. One Design Company will oversee the development of the hotel’s brand concept, including name, logo, identity systems and more, while Stonehill Taylor will spearhead the interior design for the reimagined hotel. Currently immersed in the initial research phase, both teams are collaborating with Marcus Hotels & Resorts to explore Milwaukee’s creative scene and institutions by taking in exhibits, meeting with artists and viewing performances, while also talking with visitors and residents alike about what stirs their imagination.

“We are thrilled to join Marcus Hotels & Resorts to bring a new hotel concept to downtown Milwaukee,” said Michael Suomi, principal of Stonehill Taylor. “This innovative hotel will celebrate the essence of Milwaukee’s thriving arts community, while incorporating curated pieces from well-known and up-and-coming artists alike. We are inspired by the team’s vision for this property and the impact it will have on its guests, associates and the community.”

“As a Milwaukee native with deep family ties to the local creative community, I couldn’t be more thrilled with the opportunity for the One Design team to collaborate on such an amazing and important property for the city. The chance to tap into creative talent and perspective from throughout the community, alongside the teams at Marcus Hotels and Stonehill Taylor, is astounding,” said David Sieren, design director and partner of One Design Company.

Opening in mid-2019, the completely redesigned property will serve as a hotel nestled within a dynamic, urban arts scene featuring:

• Art installations, exhibits and programming focused on both known and up-and-coming artists.
• Original furniture and amenities that themselves can be considered pieces of art.
• Locally-procured products that celebrate Milwaukee’s roots.
• One or more working studios where guests can share in the evolution of each artist’s work from an up-close and personal perspective.

“Milwaukee’s reputation as a culturally relevant and intellectually stimulating destination is growing daily, especially among travelers looking for a truly authentic experience,” concluded Marcus. “And nothing is more authentic than Milwaukee’s incredible arts community. Vibrant, diverse, challenging and welcoming are just a few ways I’d describe Milwaukee’s arts scene. When you pair that with our gorgeous landscape, thriving entertainment district and professional sports clubs, Milwaukee is quickly becoming one of our country’s most exciting places to visit.”

To stay up to date on the latest happenings surrounding the new arts hotel, please visit: http://www.marcusartshotel.com.

For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://Media.MarcusHotels.com.

About Stonehill Taylor
Stonehill Taylor is a hospitality-focused architecture and interior design firm based in New York City. For each project, the firm seeks out the essence of the location to create an inspired and distinguished approach. The firm’s high-profile portfolio ranges from interior design and renovation, to new building construction, adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects, and includes: TWA Hotel, The Whitby, Moxy Times Square, Ace Hotel New York, The Refinery Hotel, The Asbury Hotel, InterContinental Barclay and Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe. Stonehill Taylor is at the forefront of innovative sustainable design, developing projects that are conscious of their impact on local communities and the world such as: The Crosby Street Hotel, The NoMad Hotel, and Portland’s Press Hotel. For more information, visit: www.stonehilltaylor.com.

About One Design Company
One Design Company is an independent research-driven design consultancy focused on the intersection of communication, experience and technology—where powerful brands come to life. Through user-centered research and cross-disciplinary collaboration, One Design creates beautifully functional, meaningful solutions designed to solve the complex challenges facing modern businesses. The studio has created communication strategies, brand identity systems, and a wide range of digital experiences—from websites and applications to comprehensive software solutions—for a global roster of clients spanning a wide range of industries including hospitality, food, entertainment, architecture, construction, technology, healthcare, manufacturing and beyond. For more information, please visit: https://onedesigncompany.com.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), 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).

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 890 screens at 68 locations in eight states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.

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05.04.18

Susan Terry, Vice President of Culinary and Food & Beverage Operations for Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Honored as a 2018 Silver Plate Award Winner

MILWAUKEE, May 4, 2018. . . . .Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company, today announced that Susan Terry, vice president of culinary and food & beverage operations, was named a 2018 Silver Plate Award winner in the hotels and lodging category by The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA). Terry was one of nine recipients to receive the prestigious IFMA Silver Plate Award, which is bestowed upon those who show outstanding and innovative talents in foodservice operations.

With over 25 years in the food and beverage industry, Terry oversees Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ food and beverage operations, including catering, banquets and more than 40 signature restaurants, bars and lounges across the company’s 20 properties. She is also responsible for strategic planning, financial performance, operations, talent development and restaurant design. During her tenure, Terry has enhanced Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ food and beverage offerings across the country by incorporating sustainable practices, showcasing local flavors and emphasizing healthy options to ensure every guest has an exceptional culinary experience.

“We are thrilled that Susan has been recognized nationally by her peers for her passion, strong leadership and creativity in the food and beverage industry. Susan has an ability to collaborate and communicate across all sectors of our operations, from owners to line cooks, and this translates to how we operate for our guests. She pushes for more innovative food and beverage concepts and creates unique experiences that both surprise and entice our guests. She is very deserving of this honor,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation.

Terry joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2016 from Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, where she spent 25 years of her career. At Hyatt Hotels, she rose through the ranks, starting her tenure as the executive sous chef as part of the opening team for the Hyatt Regency Suites on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. She then became executive chef of the Park Hyatt Century City, and then the executive chef of the Grand Hyatt Washington. In 2006, Terry was promoted to corporate director of culinary operations with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and only after two years, was promoted to vice president of culinary and food and beverage operations.

Since 1954, the annual IFMA Silver Plate Awards honor the nation’s top foodservice operator talent. The winners are nominated by IFMA members and industry leaders, and then selected by a distinguished jury, which includes national trade press, foodservice experts and past Silver Plate Award winners. During the 64th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Award Celebration, which will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Chicago, IFMA will present one of the Silver Plate winners with the industry’s most prestigious honors – the Gold Plate Award.

For more information on the IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards, please visit the award website.

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 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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04.17.18

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown and Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center

Milwaukee, April 17, 2018. . . . .Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced it has assumed management of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown in El Paso, Texas, effective April 4, 2018. The company has also been selected to manage the newly constructed Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center, opening June 2018. The two hotels are located within the same block in downtown El Paso.

“We are excited to expand our footprint in the great state of Texas,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation. “El Paso has so much to offer, including its strong business base, robust tourism and exceptional recreational, educational, athletic and retail opportunities. Both these properties are ideally located near the city’s convention and performing arts center, and Southwest University Park sports complex and event venue, and are poised to capture even greater share of the thousands of tourists and business people who travel to El Paso.”

More than 70 Fortune 500 companies have offices in El Paso. Located only five minutes from the Mexican border, the city is the second-busiest international crossing point in the U.S. for business and commerce. Situated in El Paso’s Museum District, near the city’s prominent convention and performing arts center, the 200-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown features a rooftop pool and sun deck with stunning views of the El Paso skyline, along with 8,500 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate small to large groups and weddings. The Fire Restaurant and Fire Bar is a full-service bar and restaurant serving Southwestern cuisine with craft cocktails, and offers live music throughout the week. The hotel also features a Mediterranean-inspired terrace bar, the Sunset Terrace, which offers specialty cocktails and brick-oven specialties along with a spectacular view of the El Paso skyline.

“We are thrilled to begin our partnership with Marcus Hotels & Resorts,” said Elma Carreto and Jim Scherr, owners of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown and the Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center. “As El Paso residents and long-time owners of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown, we have been part of the city’s growth and see firsthand the demand from both business and leisure travelers. With Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ industry expertise and vast hotel management capabilities, we know our guests will enjoy their stay at both of our properties as they experience the most welcoming hospitality El Paso has to offer.”

The new 151-room, nine-story Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center will feature the Courtyard by Marriott’s latest contemporary design, including an innovative lobby space and trendy, yet comfortable guest accommodations. Incorporating indirect lighting and a neutral color palette, as well as integrated technology throughout the property, guests will enjoy the relaxing modern feel and creative elements. Guests can plan intimate gatherings in the hotel’s meeting space as well as enjoy the property’s outdoor terrace-top pool with beautiful views of downtown El Paso. The hotel will feature the Bistro, offering a wide variety of “made to order” breakfast and dinner items, “grab and go” options and an assortment of cocktails and refreshments.

For more information and to book a reservation, please visit the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown’s website and the Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center’s website.

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About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
With the addition of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown and the Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center, which will open in June 2018, Marcus Hotels & Resorts will own and/or manage 21 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://www.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its lodging division, its theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 895 screens at 69 locations in eight states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.

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04.10.18

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Appoints Carl Dees as Vice President of Operations

Milwaukee, Wis., April 10, 2018. . . . .Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Carl Dees has been named vice president of operations.

A seasoned hospitality veteran, Dees joins Marcus Hotels & Resorts from Crescent Hotels & Resorts, where he most recently served as vice president of operations for the third-party hotel management company. His tenure with Crescent Hotels & Resorts began in 2006 after he joined the company as general manager of the Livonia Marriott in Livonia, Mich. He then moved on to become general manager of The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. and was promoted to regional director of operations in 2011. His 35-year hospitality career also includes positions with HEI Hotels & Resorts, Interstate Hotels & Resorts and Richfield Hospitality.

“We are excited to welcome Carl to our executive team,” said Michael Swasey, senior vice president of operations for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “Carl’s deep industry knowledge and drive for operational excellence will support our expansion efforts as we continue to grow our portfolio across the United States.”

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 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, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time Pub & Grill, and The SafeHouse. 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 895 screens at 69 locations in eight states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.

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03.13.18

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Award-Winning Properties


Four properties receive the distinguished AAA Four Diamond Rating in 2018

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that four of its owned and managed properties have again received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Award® in 2018. These awards follow a year of numerous accolades for Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ properties across the nation.

The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee remains one of only 12 hotels in North America that have maintained AAA Four Diamond status since the Diamond Ratings were first introduced in 1976. Other Marcus Hotels & Resorts properties that have received the AAA Four Diamond Award in 2018 include the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, recognized for the 20th consecutive year; the historic Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, recognized for the 11th consecutive year; and the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, the major convention hotel in Milwaukee, recognized for the seventh consecutive year.

“The AAA Four Diamond Awards are a prestigious recognition that clearly demonstrate the decades of excellence at Marcus Hotels & Resorts,” said Greg Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation. “This is a result of the hard work and passion our associates put into ensuring an exceptional experience for each guest at a Marcus Hotels & Resorts property. Congratulations yet again to our AAA Four Diamond properties on this fantastic accomplishment, and congratulations on an excellent year of service to all of our properties, which were well recognized in 2017.”
The Pfister Hotel, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Skirvin Hilton and Hilton Milwaukee City Center are part of an exclusive group of hotels within North America. Currently, six percent of the nearly 27,000 hotels approved by AAA make the Four Diamond list. Hotels at this level are committed to providing upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, exceptional service and attention to detail.

In addition, five Marcus Hotels & Resorts properties also received high rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Hotels list. The Pfister Hotel, Hilton Milwaukee City Center and InterContinental Milwaukee all ranked in the top four of downtown Milwaukee hotels, with The Pfister Hotel ranked as number one. The Pfister Hotel and Grand Geneva Resort & Spa were also listed in the top five best Wisconsin hotels, and the Skirvin Hilton was ranked number one in best downtown Oklahoma City hotels. The rankings evaluate more than 3,000 luxury hotels across the United States, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico and are calculated based on the opinion of travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings.

Along with the early recognitions in 2018, Marcus Hotels & Resorts also ended 2017 on a strong note with the company receiving the 2017 Service Excellence Award by Governor Scott Walker at the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism, as well as Smart Meetings magazine’s 2017 Platinum Choice Award. Marcus Hotels & Resorts properties and their associates across the nation also earned numerous high honors in 2017 for providing extraordinary experiences to all guests and patrons. These include:

AC Hotel Chicago Downtown – Chicago, Illinois
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor
• 2017 Green Partner by TripAdvisor

The Garland – North Hollywood, California
• Scott Mills, general manager of The Garland, was named “2017 General Manager of the Year” by the California Hotel & Lodging Association
• Best Outdoor Venue by California Meetings + Events for Beverly Park
• Ranked #8 Top Hotel in Los Angeles by Condé Nast Traveler
• 2017 Favorite Hotel by Family Vacation Critic
• Top 25 Vacation Spots for Families with Big Kids by Parents Magazine
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
• Top 10 Resorts in the American Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler
• 2017 Award of Excellence by Corporate and Incentive Travel Magazine
• 2017 Readers’ Choice Award by the Daily Herald
• 2017 Favorite by Family Vacation Critic
• 2017 Best of Weddings by The Knot
• Best of 2017 Award by Meetings Today
• Top 28 Highest Slope-Rated Milwaukee Area Golf Courses by the Milwaukee Business Journal
• Stella Award for Best Golf Resort in the Midwest by Northstar Meetings Group
• Ristorante Brissago earned a Diners’ Choice Award by OpenTable
• Ranked #29 in Top 100 Spas of 2017 by Spas of America
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Geneva ChopHouse and Ristorante Brissago
• Ranked #2 Best Hotel in Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report
• 2017 Couples Choice Award by WeddingWire
• Hotel with Best Outdoor Reception Space by Wisconsin Meetings Magazine

Heidel House Resort & Spa – Green Lake, Wisconsin
• Rated 8 out of 10 for the 2017 Guest Review Awards by Booking.com
• Ranked #2 Top Spa in Wisconsin of 2017 by Spas of America
• Ranked #14 in Top 100 Spas of 2017 by Spas of America
• 2017 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for Grey Rock at Heidel House Resort & Spa
• Best of 2017 Conference Center by Wisconsin Meetings

Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington – Minneapolis, Minnesota
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington and Bloomington ChopHouse

Hilton Garden Inn – Houston, Texas
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace – Madison, Wisconsin
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor
• 2017 Restaurant Award by Wine Spectator for the Capitol ChopHouse at Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
• Rick Rehfeldt, concierge at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, earned the “Spirit of Hospitality” award from the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association
• Skip Harless, general manager of the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, was named “Innkeeper of the Year” by the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association

Hilton Milwaukee City Center – Milwaukee
• Best of Mid-America Award by Meetings Today
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for Hilton Milwaukee City Center and Milwaukee ChopHouse
• 2017 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for the Milwaukee ChopHouse at Hilton Milwaukee City Center

InterContinental Milwaukee – Milwaukee
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for Kil@Wat

Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker – Lincoln, Nebraska
• Rated 8.6 out of 10 for the 2017 Guest Review Awards by Booking.com
• Rated 4.3 out of 5 for the 2017 Loved by Guests Award by Hotels.com
• “Best Presentation” at Savor the City Event by Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
• Finalist for Lincoln’s Best Place to Work in a large-sized company sponsored by the Lincoln Human Resource Management Association, the Lincoln Journal Star and Woods & Aitken LLP
• Top 3 Best Reception Facilities by the Lincoln Journal Star
• Best of Mid-America Award by Meetings Today
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel and Miller Time Pub & Grill
• 2017 Green Partner by Trip Advisor
• Couples Choice Award by WeddingWire

The Pfister Hotel – Milwaukee
• Award of Excellence by the 2017 Communicator Awards
• Top Award by the 2017 Communicator Awards
• Top Hotel in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler
• Finalist for the 2017 Award of Excellence in the Best Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms) category by Historic Hotels of America
• 2017 Top Choice Award – Best Hotel by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
• Best of Mid-America Award by Meetings Today
• 2017 Best Hotel Restaurant by Shepherd Express for Mason Street Grill at The Pfister Hotel
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for The Pfister Hotel, Mason Street Grill and Blu Bar and Lounge
• Top 5 Best Hotels in Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report
• 2017 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for Mason Street Grill at The Pfister Hotel
• Executive Chef Brian Frakes earned the “Salute to Excellence” Mentor Award by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association

The Platinum Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor
• 2017 Couples Choice Award by WeddingWire

Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
• 2017 Idea Award by the Sheraton Go Beyond Program

Skirvin Hilton – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
• Best Hotel by 405 Magazine
• 2017 Fido’s Favorite Award among Pet Friendly Hotels by BringFido.com
• Best Hotel in Oklahoma by Condé Nast Traveler
• 2017 Bright Blue Futures Award by Hilton Hotels & Resorts
• Rated #1 Hilton in service and loyalty in the Americas by Hilton Hotels & Resorts
• Travel with Purpose Grant by Hilton Worldwide Awards
• “Loved by Guests” certificate by Hotels.com
• Best Hotel by The Oklahoman Readers Choice Awards
• Best Hotel by Oklahoma Gazette
• Kelsey Huber, sales and events coordinator at The Skirvin Hilton, was named “Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year” by the Oklahoma Hotels and Lodging Association
• Best Hotel by Oklahoma Magazine
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor
• Best Hotel “Elite Status” by U.S. News and World Report
• Ranked #1 Best Hotels in Oklahoma City by U.S. News and World Report

Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
• 2017 Readers’ Choice Award by the Daily Herald
• 2017 Favorite by Family Vacation Critic
• 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor
• 10 Best Indoor Waterparks 2017 by USA Today

For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://Media.MarcusHotels.com.

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