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04.14.17

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Hosts April Gallery Night Exhibit and Event April 21

Local artist’s works will be displayed at the InterContinental Milwaukee; The Pfister Hotel’s current and past Artist in Residence and current Narrator-in-Residence will showcase their works during Gallery Night

MILWAUKEE – April 14, 2017 – InterContinental® Milwaukee and The Pfister® Hotel, both owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, will host exhibits as part of the Historic Third Ward’s Gallery Night and Day festivities on Friday, April 21, 2017. The hotels will feature local artists in both hotel studios as well as a special poetry slam-style event to celebrate the completion of the Pfister’s Narrator-in-Residence, Dominic Inouye’s residency.

Gallery Night and Day at the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel
Gallerie M inside the InterContinental Milwaukee will display the works of Phyllis Bankier, a local Cedarburg photographer. Her exhibit, “Life is Delicious,” features natural and uncomplicated food portraits so viewers can look at the foods we eat from all different angles. Guests are invited to view the exhibit until April 29, 2017.

Gallery Night and Day at The Pfister Hotel
During Gallery Night and Day, guests are invited to visit and meet the newest Artist-in-Residence, Margaret Muza. Muza, a tintype photographer will show off her new, authentic tintype photography studio as well as her past works. Guests will also be able to witness the unique process of tintype photography that takes only fifteen minutes from start to finish to develop a photo similar to those dating back to the 1860’s.

Katie Musolff, the Pfister Hotel’s second Artist-in-Residence, painted portraits of Pfister associates during her residency. Earlier this year, the hotel commissioned Musolff to paint three additional associates. The paintings feature six familiar, longtime Pfister associates who have been with the company for over 25 years. The portraits will be hung in the Pfister Café for viewers to see for the first time during Gallery Night. The pieces were framed by Jennifer Bartelt of Main Street Framing Gallery, a small, woman-owned company in Lannon, Wis. Jennifer is a photographer, as well.

Farewell Reception for Pfister Narrator, Dominic Inouye
Guests can also join The Pfister Narrator’s event, “The Ink Runs Dry: A Farewell Word Slam,” to celebrate Dominic Inouye’s year-long residency at the hotel. The poetry-slam style event will take place on Friday, April 21 from 9 – 11 p.m. in the Rouge Ballroom. Along with many guest readers, Inouye will reveal the twenty creative pieces–written by participants in his monthly Plume Service writing workshops–inspired by the Victorian paintings on the mezzanine level. Readers will also help Inouye relive selections from his “Humans of The Pfister” series and favorite feature stories.

In between sets, guests will enjoy desserts, a cash bar and live jazz from two of Inouye’s favorite musicians–Jamie Breiwick and Mark Davis. In addition, the evening will feature a special set of live tableaus inspired by some of the paintings, performed by local artist Blasted Ellipses and friends. For those who enjoyed Art in Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum, this will be a must see.

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About The Pfister Hotel

The Pfister Hotel has been the premier hotel in downtown Milwaukee for over 120 years. Originally built in 1893 by businessman Guido Pfister, it was the most lavish hotel of its time. The hotel’s storied elegance had faded following World War II, until 1962, when Ben Marcus, founder of The Marcus Corporation, purchased this grand hotel out of bankruptcy. The Marcus family renovated and restored the hotel to its original glory, adding convention facilities, a parking garage and 23-story guest tower. The Pfister Hotel remains home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world, and offers an interactive augmented reality tour of pieces in this impressive collection.
Today the Pfister Hotel continues its tradition of gracious service and impeccable style, and has been recognized for 41 consecutive years by AAA as a Four-Diamond property. In 2017, The Pfister Hotel was ranked the No. 1 Best Milwaukee Hotel by U.S. News & World Report. This exceptional property is a member of two prestigious hotel organizations, Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. For more information, please visit www.thepfisterhotel.com and follow the hotel on Facebook and Twitter (@PfisterHotel).

About InterContinental Milwaukee
Whether you’re looking for vibrant nightlife or a uniquely refined place for meetings, InterContinental® Milwaukee is your downtown destination. Mixing sophisticated elegance with modern luxury, InterContinental Milwaukee offers a chic, upscale atmosphere with a twist of the unexpected. Adjacent to the scenic Milwaukee Riverwalk, InterContinental Milwaukee is centrally located to downtown’s business and theatre districts, parks, restaurants and nightlife. Discover the historic Pabst Theatre, the Milwaukee Public Museum, or one of Milwaukee’s many summer festivals. InterContinental Milwaukee is located at 139 E. Kilbourn Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. Find the hotel on Facebook (facebook.com/InterContinentalMilwaukee) or follow it on Twitter (@InterConMKE) to learn more about upcoming exhibits, events and specials.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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03.08.17

The Lake Geneva Festival of Wine Returns to Grand Geneva Resort & Spa March 31 – April 2, 2017

Tastings, entertainment, education and wellness programming pack a weekend of vino fun

LAKE GENEVA, WI (MARCH 08, 2017) – Back by popular demand, the Lake Geneva Festival of Wine returns to Grand Geneva Resort & Spa for a weekend of wine-centric entertainment, tastings, wellness activities, and seminars March 31 – April 2. The award-winning Four Diamond resort is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

The marquee event of the weekend is the Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon featuring wineries from around the country for a truly robust tasting experience. Representatives from national names like Hess Family Wine Estates, Banville Wine Merchants, Frederick Wildman & Sons, Duckhorn Vineyards, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Delicato Family Vineyards and more will be on hand to share sips and enrich guests’ wisdom. Samplings from Sartori Cheese, Lake Geneva Country Meats and Indulgence Chocolatiers will also be available, pairing perfectly with the event. Additionally, attendees can support the United Way of Walworth County by participating in the Cork Pull, where guests draw a cork for $20 and win a bottle of wine.  A portion of proceeds will also go towards the local charity. Seminars, yoga classes, nature hikes, painting classes, and chef demonstrations round out a full weekend of entertainment and wellness.

“We’re excited to once again host the Lake Geneva Festival of Wine at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa after such a successful event last year,” said Steve Magnuson, managing director of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. “By bringing experts from a wide variety of wineries, guests will go home with a deeper appreciation for the art and science of wine making while enjoying the beautiful destination of Lake Geneva this spring.”

The Grand Itinerary

There’s a full agenda of activities for the public to enjoy all weekend long, including:

Friday, March 31

7 p.m. – Wine and Dine: Experience an intimate wine dinner at two of Grand Geneva’s signature restaurants, Geneva ChopHouse or Ristoranté Brissago, each featuring a special four-course menu paired with the perfect wine.

7 p.m. – Paint ‘n Sip: Express your creativity while enjoying a glass of wine and participate in a painting tutorial, then take home your original masterpiece.

Saturday, April 1

9 a.m. – Yoga and Mimosas: Start the morning with a relaxing yoga session and a mimosa (or two). All skill levels are welcome.

10 a.m. – Nature Walk: A guided nature walk along the White Trail River allows guests to take a breath of clear country air and enjoy the grand outdoors before all the wine tasting begins.

10 a.m. – Paint ‘n Sip: Express your creativity while enjoying a glass of wine and a painting tutorial, then take home your original masterpiece.

12:30 p.m. – Seminars: Partake in hands-on learning of the art of wine blending by using different grapes to create your own wine or test your taste buds by learning the subtle differences of one kind of grape grown in different area of California.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Chef Demonstration: Join Executive Chef Jason Poole as he walks through how to create a delicious cheese and Charcuterie display with many ingredients found in your own kitchen. Enjoy light fare paired with regional wines, and finish with a chocolate tasting with both port and sherry wines.

2:00 p.m. – VIP Hour: Enjoy an elevated experience prior to the Grand Tasting with exclusive VIP wines.

3-6 p.m. – Grand Tasting: The main event! Sip and mingle with wineries from around the country including Hess Family Wine Estates, Banville Wine Merchants, Frederick Wildman & Sons, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, and more, as well as savor bites from local cheese, meat and chocolate purveyors.

Sunday, April 2

9 a.m. – Yoga and Mimosas: Start the morning with a relaxing yoga session and a mimosa (or two). All skill levels are welcome.

10 a.m. – Nature Walk: A guided nature walk along the White Trail River allows guests to take a breath of clear country air and enjoy the grand outdoors before all the wine tasting begins.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Sunday Brunch: Build your own champagne cocktail and fill up on breakfast favorites and lunch specialties.

Packages and Deals

A weekend package is available to take advantage of the full wine lover’s experience, which includes a two night stay in a deluxe room, two tickets to the Grand Tasting event, and two tickets to a seminar of your choice. Rates start at $234.50 per night for the two-night package.

Individual tickets for the above events are also available. Note that new activities are being added as well, so be sure to check the schedule for the latest information or call 800-558-3417.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resorts set on 1,300 acres in the legendary south-eastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 355 guest rooms and 29 upscale, brand new villas offering studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units; the award-winning WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/20-run ski and snowboard facility; 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, and three distinctive restaurants. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

03.01.17

The Pfister® Hotel Names Margaret Muza Next Artist-in-Residence


Ninth Artist-in-Residence Succeeds Pamela Anderson

Milwaukee, Wis., March 1, 2017 – The historic AAA Four-Diamond Pfister Hotel, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, today announced Margaret Muza as its ninth resident artist. Muza, a Milwaukee-area tintype photographer, will begin working in the hotel’s lobby-level Artist’s Studio for one year beginning April 1, 2017, succeeding current Pfister artist and abstract expressionist painter, Pamela Anderson. For only the second time in the history of the Artist-in-Residence program, Muza was also selected as the winner of the public vote.

“I am thrilled to be chosen as The Pfister Hotel’s ninth Artist in Residence. I plan to transform the studio space into an authentic tintype studio where guests can witness this historic photography process that dates back to the Civil War era,” said Muza. “My love of history made me familiar with tintypes. The beauty of older portraits such as Abraham Lincoln, Fredrick Douglass and others moved me and I fell in love with the process. I am eager to begin interacting with hotel guests and teaching them the inner workings of tintype photography. As part of my work in the studio, I will be able to capture memorable moments as they happen and give guests their own unique tintype portrait only a few minutes after the picture is taken. I look forward to capturing the many faces of guests and associates and telling their story through my work.”

Tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photograph emulsion. Tintype photography became popular during the 1860s, and was commonly made by photographers in booths at open fairs and carnivals, as well as by sidewalk photographers. As the ninth Artist in Residence, Muza will engage guests in the tintype process. Taking only about fifteen minutes from start to finish, Muza mixes a liquid “film” called collodion and pours it directly onto the metal plate which will then sensitize in silver nitrate making it light sensitive. The plate is then loaded onto the back of a large format view camera and exposed for anywhere between one and 15 seconds depending on a few variables. Finally, the plate is developed on site.
As part of her residency, Muza plans to create a book of the images she captures throughout her year as a Legacy Piece for the hotel.

“Margaret’s work truly encompasses what the Pfister hotel symbolizes – timeless elegance and tradition,” said Tim Smith, general manager of The Pfister Hotel. “Her tintype photography will document the daily activity and unique moments in time that will serve as memories for years to come. Her photography will also be a nice complement to our guests who find the history of our 120-year old hotel fascinating. We welcome Margaret to our Pfister family and look forward to seeing how her beautiful work will further enhance our personal guest experience.”

Muza was one of six finalists included in a four-week public voting period. In addition to the public vote via Facebook and in-person ballots, a selection committee, consisting of leaders in the local art community, made the final decision in choosing the next Artist in Residence. This year’s selection committee was comprised of representatives from the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, and past Pfister artists in residence.

The public vote winner typically receives the opportunity to display his/her work in a solo exhibit at Gallerie M, inside InterContinental Milwaukee, also owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts. Because Muza was also selected as the winner of the public vote, the public vote runner-up, Ariana Vaeth, a local Milwaukee painter, will receive the honor to showcase her pieces at Gallerie M this year. All finalists from this year and years past will be offered additional opportunities to show their work at future Pfister-sponsored events.

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

About The Pfister’s Artist-in-Residence Program
Entering its ninth year, The Pfister’s Artist-in-Residence program features a working art studio and gallery that is open to hotel guests and visitors. The program encourages the public to interact with the artist and witness the evolution of each piece first-hand.
Over the years, The Pfister has received national attention for its Artist-in-Residence program. Since 2009, the hotel has been a member of the Alliance of Artist Communities, www.artistcommunities.org, an international association of artists’ communities and residencies featuring a diverse field of more than 1,000 programs worldwide. Additionally, The Pfister’s program has inspired similar residencies at two of its sister properties: The Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City and the Lincoln Marriot Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Neb.
The program’s current artist is Pamela Anderson (2016-2017), www.pamelaandersonstudio.com. Past artists include Todd Mrozinski (2015-2016), toddmrozinski.com; Niki Johnson (2014-2015), www.nikijohnson.com; Stephanie Barenz (2013-2014), stephaniebarenz.com; Timothy Westbrook (2012-2013), www.unicorns.carbonmade.com; Shelby Keefe (2011-2012), www.studioshelby.com; Katie Musolff (2010-2011), www.katiemusolff.com; and Reginald Baylor (2009-2010), www.reginaldbaylor.com.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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03.01.17

AMSOIL Championship Snocross Heads to Wisconsin’s Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

The Mountain Top will host the Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale, presented by Dayco – the final race of the ACS 2016-’17 season

Contact: Carl Schubitzke

President, ISOC Racing

carl@isocracing.com

MINNEAPOLIS (March 01, 2017) –  The best of the best pro snowmobilers are heading to Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, March 17-19, 2017 for the premier snowmobile competition racing series, AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram. Three days of action-packed racing will crown one champion at Neilson Enterprises Grand Finale, presented by Dayco, the marquee Snocross event of the year.  

The AAA Four Diamond resort is southeastern Wisconsin’s premier family ski destination and home to The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva. This countryside escape will transform into an exciting, family-friendly snowmobile racetrack, with big-air jumps, risky sections, obstacles, and tons of action! Snowbelt race fans can cheer on 150 of the world’s top snowmobile racers as they compete for the championship title.  

“Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva is the annual destination for AMSOIL Championship Snocross series’ grand finale and we are excited to be returning for what promises to be another incredible season finale,” said Carl Schubitzke, ISOC President/Race Director. “The Mountain Top provides the perfect backdrop for an action-packed race course and with a tight race and three-way battle for the Pro Open championship, it promises to be an exciting event. We can’t wait to crown another champion in Lake Geneva.”

“The high-energy AMSOIL Championship Snocross is a favorite among guests year after year,” said Steve Magnuson, managing director of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. “It’s an honor to provide a family-friendly venue for guests to experience this thrilling racing series and watch as world-class pro snowmobilers battle for the championship.”

Who: 150 of the world’s top snowmobile racers

What: Rounds 15, 16 and 17 of 2016-‘17 AMSOIL Championship Snocross

When: March 17-19, 2017

Where: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Times: Opening ceremonies are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. on Sunday.

Host hotel: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Tickets: General admission tickets are $25 per day or $35 for the entire three-day weekend. Children 6 and under are free. Parking is $7. Tickets are available at the gate and online at www.snocross.com

More information: www.grandgeneva.com

Beginning with opening rounds in Duluth, Minn. and Winter Park, CO., and the season finale in Lake Geneva, Wis., CBS Sports Network will air 17 one-hour programs of the ACS races.

2016-17 AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram, season schedule:

Duluth, Minn.: Nov. 25-27

Winter Park, CO.: Dec. 16-17

Shakopee, Minn.: Jan. 6-8

Deadwood, S.D.: Jan. 20-21

Salamanca, N.Y.: Feb. 3-4

Mt. Pleasant, MI.: Feb. 24-25

Dubuque, Iowa: March 3-4

Lake Geneva, Wis.: March 17-19

About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resorts set on 1,300 acres in the legendary south-eastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 355 guest rooms; WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/20-run ski and snowboard facility, 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on on Facebook and Twitter.

About ISOC Racing

The International Series of Champions (ISOC) is the premier snowmobile race sanctioning organization in North America and sanctions national AMSOIL Championship Snocross, in addition to affiliating with nine regional circuits. Visit www.isocracing.com/ for more information, fan and racer memberships, schedule details and more.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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02.27.17

Enjoy a Weekend of Craft Beer in Green Lake March 25

Visit Heidel House Resort & Spa for a weekend of everything beer: Brew Fest to Beer-Themed Spa Services

Green Lake, Wis. – Feb. 27, 2017 – Heidel House Resort & Spa’s annual brew event offers an entire weekend dedicated to celebrating craft beer. Microbrew enthusiasts will have a variety of ever popular craft beers to taste during the annual Brew Fest event taking place Saturday, March 25. In addition to the Brew Fest event, guests can enjoy a lakeside dinner serving up brew-themed specials throughout the weekend at Grey Rock Restaurant or relax and rejuvenate on their beer vacation with a beer-themed bath or pedicure at the resort’s award-winning Evensong Spa.

Heidel House Resort’s 6th Annual Brew Fest

Featuring over 100 different microbrews and over 53 different breweries, Heidel House Resort’s annual craft beer tasting event is one beer enthusiasts would hate to miss. Mix and mingle with brewery representatives as they pour samples of their finest microbrews in souvenir tasting glasses. All participating breweries will be in the running for the 2017 People’s choice award, voted by attendees. The winning brew will be placed on tap at Heidel House Resort for the entire summer season.

Previous favorites such as New Glarus Brewing Co. of New Glarus, Wis., Lakefront Brewery of Milwaukee, Wis. and Titletown Brewing Co. of Green Bay, Wis. will return. Next Door Brewery Co. and Karben4 Brewing, both of Madison, Wis., Ahnapee Brewery of Algoma, Wis., Harpoon Brewery of Boston, Mass., and Metropolitan Brewing from Chicago, Il. are a few of the new additions welcomed to this year’s event.

The $40 Brew Fest ticket includes a souvenir tasting glass, appetizers, live entertainment and unlimited sampling from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Brew Fest will take place throughout Heidel House Resort’s lake view Dartford Ballroom as well as Sandstone and Daycholah meeting rooms. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.

Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Please call 800.444.2812 to purchase tickets.

Evensong Spa Beer Services

Evensong Spa is once again offering craft beer spa specials in conjunction with Heidel House Resort’s 6th annual Brew Fest. Enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of Wisconsin’s most popular beverage throughout the month of March.

The U.S. has very few spas that offer the benefits of beer services, whose origins stem from the ancient Romans. Beer baths were used to sweat out toxins, exfoliate the skin and infuse vitamins into the body.

The Evensong Spa team has taken it upon itself to diligently research this under-served industry and craft its own beer spa services! Throughout the month of March, these Evensong Spa beer services will be featured:

Renew & Brew Bath Cure – $50: Start with a frothy beer bath, a potent brew of dark ale and mineral water to purify the skin. The beer bubbles perform a subtle massage, tingling as it touches your skin, and then warms and opens up skin pores allowing toxins to escape. The hops function as a purifying agent, exfoliating dry, dull skin. The active beer yeast provides the skin with a wide range of B vitamins, proteins and saccharides while contributing to overall softening and regeneration of the skin. To add to the relaxation experience, enjoy a pint of your favorite New Glarus brew while you soak your stress away!

Evensong Spa’s steam room or waterfall whirlpool soak is the perfect follow-up to this 20-minute treatment.

Hops & Honey Pedicure – $75: Enjoy a warm foot soak with a touch of beer while enjoying a cold one! The natural antibacterial effects clean and sanitize, while yeast enzymes in the beer soften and exfoliate dry skin and callouses, making skin feel absolutely renewed. Guests can sit back and sip a New Glarus beer while their feet and calves are massaged with a lime salt scrub, followed by a super hydrating citrus lotion. Finish with the spa’s divine honey-based moisture serum that seals in moisture and brings rich color back to tired feet.

For both beer-themed spa treatments, guests can choose from New Glarus Spotted Cow, Blacktop, Moon Man and Fat Squirrel.

For more information or to make a spa appointment, visit www.evensongspa.com or call 920.294.3347.

Guests must be 21 or older to take advantage of these Heidel House Resort & Spa events and services.

For event tickets and to make your room reservations, please call 920.294.3344 or visit www.heidelhouse.com.

Heidel House Resort & Spa is managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts. For the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://media.marcushotels.com.

About Heidel House Resort & Spa
Since welcoming its first guests on a snowy New Year’s Eve in 1945, Heidel House Resort & Spa has become a year-round Midwestern destination. Nestled on 20 wooded acres along the shores of Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake, this full-service resort offers numerous amenities including 177 guest rooms, 18,000 square feet of meeting space, lakeside dining at Grey Rock restaurant and luxurious spa services at the award-winning Evensong Spa. Selected as the Best Wisconsin Honeymoon by Wisconsin Bride magazine in 2014 and 2015, Heidel House is a favorite destination for weddings and social gatherings, in addition to offering a scenic setting for business and leisure travelers alike. For more information, please visit www.heidelhouse.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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02.21.17

Historic Skirvin Hilton Celebrates 10 Years as Oklahoma City’s #1 Hotel

Skirvin Hilton Hotel Oklahoma logo

The Skirvin Hilton, the #1 hotel in Oklahoma City, Okla., today announced it is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its reopening. In 2007, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Skirvin Partners in Development completed a $55 million renovation and restoration of this historic landmark, returning the property to its former glory as the social center of Oklahoma City. Now, 10 years later, the Skirvin Hilton is currently ranked among the top five Hiltons in the Americas.

“We are delighted to celebrate the landmark 10th anniversary of the oldest existing hotel in the state of Oklahoma,” said Gerald Rappaport, general manager. “To celebrate this significant milestone with our guests, we will be offering fantastic anniversary specials throughout the month of February. We are honored to continue to be considered the city’s crown jewel and social epicenter and look forward to carrying on the Skirvin Hilton’s tradition as the premier hotel enjoyed by both residents and guests.”

The Skirvin Hilton’s anniversary celebration will include festivities including:

• Throughout the month of February, guests who stay two nights at the regular price can stay an additional night for only $10 by booking here.
• Park Avenue Grill will be serving $10 lunch specials, Monday through Friday – designed with the Skirvin’s storied past in mind. A percentage of proceeds from the lunch special will be donated directly to The CARE Center, a nonprofit organization that provides support to children and families.
• The Red Piano Lounge will offer a $10 signature martini throughout the month. Starting February 24, for an additional $10, guests can take home a Red Piano logo martini glass – with all profits going directly to The CARE Center.
• The celebration will culminate on Friday, February 24 from 12:00pm-6:00pm as the hotel invites all friends and neighbors for complimentary anniversary cake, punch and coffee inside the Skirvin Hilton hotel’s newly renovated lobby. Guests can enjoy a historical tour, walk the event space, or view newly renovated guest rooms as part of the most recent $4 million renovation.

The Skirvin Hilton has been the backdrop for many significant events, including weddings, galas and celebrations. The Skirvin Hilton is asking guests with a beloved Skirvin story or memory to share their stories. Ten favorite moments will then be chosen and published on the Skirvin Hilton’s website. The guests with the 10 selected stories will also be given a weekend stay to come back and enjoy the hotel in its prime. Guests can email their stories to SusanRiley@SkirvinHilton.com.

The Skirvin Hilton 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. Guests from around the globe have traveled through the downtown Skirvin Hilton to experience its unique sophistication and timelessness. Since reopening in 2007, the hotel has earned AAA Four Diamond rating every year.

About The Skirvin Hilton Hotel
The Skirvin Hilton originally opened in 1911. In 2007, Skirvin Partners in Development, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Hilton 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 AAA Four Diamond rating every year and received the Mayor’s Development Award for best downtown development. The Skirvin Hilton Hotel is owned and operated by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Skirvin Partners in Development.

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

The Skirvin 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 Hotel 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) Instagram (@SkirvinHiltonOK), and Twitter (@SkirvinHiltonOK).

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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02.21.17

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark Welcome New Director of Sales and Marketing Brad Lyle

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (February 21, 2017)Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark are pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Lyles as director of sales and marketing. In his new role, Lyles is responsible for overseeing all communications, marketing and group sales initiatives to continue to attract leisure, business and group travelers to both properties. The award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, which also manages family favorite, Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brad back to the Grand Geneva team and look forward to his leadership and expertise in marketing and sales continuing to elevate both Grand Geneva and Timber Ridge,” said Steven Magnuson, managing director. “Brad’s extensive experience and result-driven goals align perfectly with the objectives of both resorts and we are excited to continue growing both properties with Brad at the helm.”

An established leader in the hospitality industry, Lyles most recently served at Marcus Hotels & Resorts as the corporate director of sales, producing more than $200 million in total revenues for the division and formalizing many processes and systems to streamline collective marketing efforts and maximize effectiveness. He also served as assistant director of sales at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa from 2012 to 2014 where he revitalized the wedding and sales efforts, resulting in the largest amount of weddings in the resort’s history.  Lyles also worked in the sales team with Caesars Entertainment and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and served as associate director of sales for the Westin Grand Bohemian Resort in Orlando.

In Lyles’ free time, he enjoys basketball, traveling, photography, and spending time with family.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resorts set on 1,300 acres in the legendary south-eastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 355 guest rooms; WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/20-run ski and snowboard facility, 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on on Facebook and Twitter.

About Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark

The family-friendly Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark is located in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property offers a collection of 225 expansive one and two-bedroom suites that are equipped with whirlpool baths, private balconies and spacious living rooms. Full kitchens, which boast full-sized refrigerators, stove-top burners, dishwashers and double sinks, provide complete comfort for families. The lodge also offers its signature 50,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor aquatic wonderland, Moose Mountain Falls – the area’s only Waterpark – as well as a 3,600-square-foot arcade, 3,500-square-foot ballroom and a family barbeque restaurant. For more information, please visit www.timberridgelodge.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

 

02.14.17

Hit it Out of the Park with a Chicago Cubs Home Opener Special Rate of Only $20.16 at the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown




Chicago, Ill., February 14, 2017. . . . Chicago baseball fans can hit it out of the park with a creative offer from the Marriott AC Hotel Chicago Downtown.

To celebrate last year’s historic World Series victory and to kick off the 2017 season, the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, is offering the grand slam of room rates – a night’s stay for only $20.16. This special rate is available only on April 10 and April 11, 2017 when the Chicago Cubs play the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2017 season home opener.

Reservations can be made on a first come, first serve basis on February 25 and February 26, the first days of spring training. Twenty rooms will be available at this special rate on April 10 and 11. One room reservation per person is allowed and this special promotion does not apply to group bookings.

“Cubs fans and the city are still whirling in excitement over last year’s World Series win and we want to continue that momentum by offering special home-opener rates. We are excited to root for the home team and look forward to another exciting baseball season here in Chicago,” said Chris Zarek, general manager.

Located in the heart of Chicago’s upscale shopping, dining and entertainment district, the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown offers guests European elegance and high-quality services. The stylish hotel located at 630 N. Rush Street, boasts urban, simplistic and clean designs with European aesthetics, the latest technology and communal functional spaces and innovative food and beverage programming it its AC Lounge and AC Kitchen. AC Hotel Chicago Downtown opened in June 2015 and was the fourth AC Hotels by Marriott branded property to open in the U.S.

AC Hotel Chicago Downtown offers nearly 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, European style breakfast, delicious small plate dining in the evening, craft cocktails at the hotel’s signature AC Lounge, communal spaces and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property.

To book this special promotion February 25 and 26, please call the hotel at (312) 981-6604. Tax and restrictions apply; not available on previously booked rooms.

About AC Hotels by Marriott
AC Hotels by Marriott®, a lifestyle brand that celebrates a new modern aesthetic complemented by a European soul and Spanish roots boasts more than 90 design-led hotels in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Turkey, France and the United States. Design-driven AC Hotels edit away the unnecessary to remove friction, providing thoughtfully designed moments of beauty, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them. Property highlights include design-savvy guest rooms with sleek furnishings and intuitive technology features. See achotels.marriott.com for more information.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).


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02.02.17

Second Artist in Residence Selected for The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln, Neb., February 2, 2017. . . . . The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, majority owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, today announced Nicole Battelle Van Hook as its second Artist in Residence. Battelle Van Hook will move into the studio and gallery space on the main level of the hotel on April 1st.

Battelle Van Hook was one of five finalists for the program. A lifelong Nebraskan, she is a full-scale paper scultpture artist, ultizing specialty papers and Swarovski crystals. Actively involved in the Lincoln community, she has created costumes for Lincoln Pinewood Bowl, previously managed Paper Panache and fashioned tablescapes for Table Inspirations at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Paper Artist Nicole Battelle Van Hook creates full scale paper sculptures and wearable paper couture. She is inspired by the ballet and her imagination. Battelle, states “Paper dances for me, I have to see it come to life.”

Her passion for paper sculpture and wearable paper couture has led to a permanent piece at National Museum of Dance in New York and intensive collaborations with California-based Ballet Zaida.

The hotel will host Battelle Van Hook on the property in a gallery space open to the public for the Cornhusker Artist-in-Residence program. During her year of residency, Battelle Van Hook will spend 30 hours weekly in an on-site studio, creating pieces, organzing weekly gallery classes, hosting First Friday Artwalks and networking with guests to create a truly enriching experience for all.

A legacy piece will be created during her year of residency to permanently be on display within the hotel. Her piece will be displayed next to the piece created by the first Artist In Residence, Margaret Berry.

The Artist-in-Residence program was created by Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2009 at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis. The program encourages the public and guests to interact with a local artist, enriching the overall guest experience during their visit as they are able to connect with the artist and see the evolution of the pieces created. The excellent guest response to the program at The Pfister led to expanding the program to other company-owned properties, including the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel is located at 333 South 13th Street in Lincoln, Neb. and is majority owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts. For more information or to reserve accommodations, please call 1-800-228-9290 or visit www.marriott.com/lnkfs.

About The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
Located in the heart of downtown Lincoln just minutes from the historic Haymarket District, The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel has proudly served Nebraska’s capital city for nearly 90 years. Known as the premier downtown destination for business and leisure travelers, the 300-room property is within easy walking distance of the University of Nebraska campus, Memorial Stadium, the State Capitol, Haymarket district, Railyard and Pinnacle Bank Arena. Take advantage of the hotel’s newly renovated amenities, including 46,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and complimentary Wi-Fi in all public spaces– or grab a perfectly paired bite and brew at The Miller Time Pub & Grill, take a dip in the heated indoor pool, hit the gym and more. To keep up with the latest Cornhusker happenings, find the hotel on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thecornhuskermarriott) or follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@thecornhuskerh).

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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01.30.17

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Invites Guests to Cure Cabin Fever with Romance and Outdoor Fun

From Valentine’s Day offerings to Winter Carnival festivities, couples and families can celebrate winter with an array of activities

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (January 30, 2017) – February is a flurry of fun at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa! From special Valentine’s Day packages available all month long to Military Appreciation Day offerings and snow festivities at the annual Winter Carnival at The Mountain Top, the all-seasons resort is offering a variety of activities for all types of travelers. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is a AAA Four-Diamond Resort, owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Romance is in the Air all February Long

Celebrate romance with a selection of Valentine’s Day offerings fit for every couple. Whether you’re celebrating a first Valentine’s Day getaway or a lifetime of love, experience a romantic escape that allows couples to reconnect with special indulgences and quality time together. Packages include:

Luxe & Love, an Over-the-Top Valentine’s Day

Take your Valentine’s Day game to the next level. Offered Feb. 17 – Feb. 19, guests will receive the following:

  • Two-night stay in a premier suite
  • Couples massage and individual pampering at WELL Spa + Salon, including a facial and blowout for the ladies and a gentleman’s facial for men
  • Custom necklace made by China West Jewelers featuring a solid gold heart-shaped Lake Geneva charm necklace
  • Private menu selection with Grand Geneva Chef and personalized menu delivered for a private meal in your suite
  • Champagne with dinner for an extra special toast

The Snuggle is Real
First comes love. Then comes marriage. And somewhere in between there’s a cozy ride on a horse-drawn carriage. Snuggle up with your special someone for a sleigh or carriage ride and a romantic dinner for two all February long with the following:

  • Two-night stay in a deluxe guestroom
  • Horse-drawn carriage or sleigh ride through Lake Geneva’s gorgeous trails
  • Grand Geneva blanket to keep cozy with your loved one
  • 15% discount for the WELL Spa + Salon
  • Romantic dinner for two at Geneva ChopHouse or Ristorante Brissago

Snowbody I’d Rather Love

Shout from The Mountain Top if you’re in love! Adventurous couples can spend a day on the slopes enjoying scenic views from The Mountain Top with this heartwarming package. Offered Feb. 1 though Feb. 28 on Sundays through Thursdays, this romantic package includes:

  • One-night stay in a deluxe guest room
  • Two lift tickets for one day of skiing or snowboarding at The Mountain Top
  • Ski or snowboard rentals for two
  • Two refreshing Après Ski cocktails
  • Anderson Candies welcoming gift

Cure Cabin Fever at The Mountain Top

The Mountain Top, Grand Geneva’s 20-run ski hill, is busy with activity this February. With the latest snowmaking technology, Grand Geneva offers incredible skiing in the Midwest all winter long. Cure cabin fever with these events and specials happening in February:

  • 2017 Annual Winter Carnival, Feb. 4Embrace the wonderment of the winter season at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s annual Winter Carnival. On Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., celebrate the season with an array of exciting snow festivities all day at the resort’s Mountain Top ski hill. From complimentary snow games and Grand Geneva’s famous torch light parade, to boarder cross and rail jam competitions at the new terrain park on the ski hill, families will be busy playing in the snow all day long. A grand finale fireworks display will finish off the celebration.
  • Military Appreciation Day at The Mountain Top, Feb. 24 – To all the brave men and women that serve our country – Grand Geneva salutes you. In honor of Military Appreciation Day, Grand Geneva will extend ski and snowboard offerings to military and their families. On Friday, Feb. 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., all active military will receive a complimentary lift ticket and rentals at The Mountain Top. The resort will also extend a 50 percent discount on lift tickets and rentals to all military families for a day of winter fun on the slopes, as well as $10 lift tickets and rentals for veterans. Valid military ID required at check-in.

For more information on Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and February happenings, please visit www.grandgeneva.com.

 

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resorts set on 1,300 acres in the legendary south-eastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 355 guest rooms; WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/20-run ski and snowboard facility, 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).



 
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