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05.23.17

The Pfister® Hotel Names Nicole Mattke Next Narrator-in-Residence

Tenth Narrator-in-Residence Succeeds Dominic Inouye

Milwaukee, Wis., May 23, 2017 – The historic AAA Four-Diamond Pfister Hotel, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, today announced Nicole Mattke as its tenth “Pfister Narrator.” In this role, Mattke will spend time in the hotel’s lobby and public spaces interacting with visitors and guests and sharing their stories on The Pfister’s award-winning blog (blog.thepfisterhotel.com). As narrator-in-residence, Mattke will share her experiences at the hotel through blog entries at least twice each week over the course of a year. She also plans to host events and book clubs to bring the literary community together.

“I am so honored to be named the next Pfister Narrator. This is truly my dream job and I can’t wait to begin interacting with visitors and guests, and writing about the experiences that make the Pfister so unique,” said Mattke. “I plan to link the Pfister’s long history with the guests that travel here today. My vision for this position is to bring a vibrant literary culture to the Pfister through seasonal mini-events with book themes, monthly book clubs and monthly story prompts for guests and the entire community.”

As a published author, Mattke has received honors for her writing and has presented her work at various events throughout the community. Her talents lie in creating stunning pieces of writing that reveal the beauty in daily life. A busy mother of two sets of twins, Mattke finds time to write in a variety of genres as well as contribute to blogs.

Mattke was chosen to serve as the hotel’s tenth narrator-in-residence based on her excellent writing and vision for the role. She was selected from a pool of applicants by a review panel consisting of local writers, editors and representatives from the hotel. She succeeds Dominic Inouye, who served as the ninth Pfister Narrator.

“We are thrilled for Nicole to be the next narrator-in-residence,” said Tim Smith, general manager of The Pfister Hotel. “Nicole will bring new and exciting events to the hotel for the entire family. Guests and staff will enjoy her friendly and outgoing personality as she engages with them in the lobby, café and throughout the hotel.”

More information about The Pfister Narrator program can be found at www.ThePfisterHotel.com/Pfister-Narrator. For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.

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 Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 17 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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05.01.17

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Announces Golf Season Opening Alongside Luxury U.S. Open® Championship Package

The Award-Winning Resort Launches New ‘Fairways and Airways’ Luxury Package and Programming for Both Avid and Junior Golfers this Season

 

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (May 01, 2017) — In honor of the U.S. Open® Championship being held in Wisconsin for the first time in history this June, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, has launched a new luxury package, Fairways and Airways, for golf enthusiasts. The 1,300-acre AAA Four-Diamond resort additionally announced the annual openings of its two 18-hole, award-winning courses, The Brute and The Highlands. This season will be complemented by brand- new golf experiences for both avid and junior golfers.

 

Just 50 miles away from Erin Hills where the U.S. Open® is set to take place, Grand Geneva has created an over-the-top Fairways and Airways package that features a helicopter ride, tickets to the U.S. Open®, a stay in a brand new three-bedroom villa, and more. The luxury package starts at $6,999 and is valid over June 14 – 18, 2017, subject to availability and must be booked before May 13, 2017. Guests who book this package will enjoy:

 

  • Two tickets to the U.S. Open®, with access to the ISM off-site hospitality tent with an open bar
  • Two-night stay in a brand-new studio villa that will debut May 2017
  • Helicopter transportation for two to the event
  • Transportation from landing spot to the event
  • Grilled to order in-room villa dining experience with Grand Geneva’s chef

 

Note:  This package is offered independent of the USGA or the host golf club course.  This package is not sponsored or part of a ticketing affiliation with the USGA or Erin Hills Golf Club.

 

One of the most challenging and magnificent layouts in the Midwest, The Brute Golf Course is now open and considered one of Wisconsin’s best courses. Nestled between rolling green hills with 68 bunkers, the par-72 golf course is perfectly manicured and ideal for locals and visitors alike. The Highlands Golf Course is a Scottish-inspired, links-style course, complete with a stunning backdrop of lush foliage and trickling creeks.

To complement these outstanding courses, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa will officially open 29 brand new villas this month, ideal for golfers traveling with friends or family. The spacious villas will feature studio, one, two and three-bedroom accommodations. Each unit will include a full kitchen, fireplace, flat screen TVs, washer and dryer and deluxe furnishings. Villa guests will be able to enjoy all the amenities of the resort combined with their own outdoor swimming pool during the summer season, as well as six fire pits available for evening enjoyment and entertainment.

This summer, Grand Geneva will debut a variety of programming including:

  • Mother’s Day Golf Special – Mothers play for free when accompanied by a regular price adult (May 13 – 14, 2017)
  • Memorial Day Golf Special – Play The Brute or The Highlands for only $89 (May 27 – 29, 2017)
  • Women’s Golf Month – All women play 18 holes for only $59 before 9 a.m. and after 2 p.m., including green fee, cart fee, rental clubs, and sleeve of golf balls (June 2017)
  • Father’s Day Golf Special – Fathers play The Brute or The Highlands for only $89 (June 18, 2017)

 

For the family that plays together, Grand Geneva will boast programming for guests of all ages to enjoy, including:

  • Take the Family to the Course Month – All Children ages 17 and under play free when accompanied by a full price adult (Monday through Thursday anytime; Friday through Sunday after 4 p.m. One child per one full price adult)
  • NEW Family Golf Clinic – Family lesson hosted by PGA Head Professional Kyle Kunash for $20 per student (Every Sunday in July)

 

For junior golfers, the resort offers the PGA Junior League Golf –  a social experience designed for boys and girls ages 13-and-under available mid-June to late July 2017.  The cost of participation is $299 per junior. Junior League Participants on the Grand Geneva team will receive:

 

  • Weekly instruction during league season
  • 4 competitions versus neighboring courses and teams
  • Team jerseys, balls, and Junior League bag tag
  • Access to customized website home page for schedules, standings and stats
  • Discount in the Grand Geneva Golf Shop
  • Complimentary range use during league season

 

Grand Geneva has also launched a new Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Assessment.  TPI is the leading organization studying how the human body functions in relation to a golf swing. The $150 assessment with PGA Golf Professional Kyle Kunash includes TPI Golf Fitness screening and evaluation, a full report with physical strengths and limitations explanations in relation to a golf swing, a TIP My Golf Fitness handicap score, a 6 – 8-week custom Golf Fitness performance program and more.

For more information on Grand Geneva’s 2017 golf offerings please visit www.grandgeneva.com or call (800) 558-3417.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resort 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 will soon feature 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 Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 17 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).

 

 

 

04.28.17

Milwaukee ChopHouse Announces New Butcher’s Cut Series

Milwaukee ChopHouse
ChopHouse Butcher's Cut Series

MILWAUKEEMilwaukee ChopHouse, part of the Marcus® Restaurant Group, announced today that it is launching a new Butcher’s Cut Series in May 2017. This twice annual month-long series will feature hand-selected, unique non-prime cuts, as well as specialty wines. The Milwaukee ChopHouse will kick-off this inaugural series at a sampling reception Friday, April 28 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. During the event, guests will be able to sample delicious and unique cuts hand-selected and prepared by Milwaukee ChopHouse chefs, as well as enjoy wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle, including the winery’s 50th anniversary label.

“At the Milwaukee ChopHouse, we are committed to great steak and wine. This new Butcher’s Cut Series will provide our loyal customers with an opportunity to try and experience the unique and delicious non-prime cuts not often found on steakhouse menus,” said Susan Terry, vice president of culinary and food & beverage operations for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “In addition to these tender, unique meats, we’re excited to be working with Chateau Ste. Michelle to offer our customers a broader array of exquisite well-crafted wines. We’re more committed than ever to ensuring the ChopHouse is an exceptional location for wine in Milwaukee.”

Every six months, the Milwaukee ChopHouse will offer the Butcher’s Cut Series. This inaugural series lasts from April 28 to May 30, 2017. The next series will begin again in fall 2017. The Butcher’s Cut Series will also be announced across all four ChopHouse collection restaurants, including the Capitol ChopHouse in Madison, Wis., the Geneva ChopHouse at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. and the Bloomington ChopHouse in Bloomington, Minn.

Butcher’s Cut Series – Wine Tasting Reception
There will be a wine tasting reception at the Milwaukee ChopHouse, April 28, to launch the Butcher’s Cut Series, where guests will be able to sample the following:
The Cuts

o Mole-marinated chuck flap with chimichurri
o Chocolate-espresso rubbed bistro filet
o Braised local artisan pork
o Braised pork cheek fagioli
o Tri-tip steak with blue cheese sauce

The Wines

o Eroica Riesling
o Northstar Merlot
o Tenet “The Pundit” Syrah
o Intrinsic Cabernet
o Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet, 50th Anniversary Label

The cost for the event is $50 per person + tax and gratuity. Please contact Becki McKenna at beckimckenna@marcushotels.com or via phone at 414-837-2336 to make a reservation.

“The main focus of the Milwaukee ChopHouse is to serve great steak and wine in an exceptional setting. We know meat, but this goes beyond simply prime rib cuts. We hope this Butcher’s Cut Series experience will help customers develop a more meaningful connection to their meat and drinks,” added Terry.

For more information about the Milwaukee ChopHouse visit http://chophouse411.com/chophouse_location_MCH.asp.

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 The SafeHouse. Frequent diners are encouraged to partake in the Marcus Rewards loyalty program at participating restaurants, bars and lounges at: http://www.marcusrewards.com. For more information on Marcus Restaurant Group please visit http://www.marcusrestaurants.com or visit Facebook and twitter for the latest news and updates.

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04.28.17

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Neb. Named “Best Place to Work” in Lincoln

Lincoln’s Premier Hotel was Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work

Lincoln, Neb., April 28, 2017. . . . . The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, majority owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, today announced it was named one of the top five “Best Places to Work” in 2017 among large companies in Lincoln, Neb.

The Best Places to Work in Lincoln program, which was started in 2013, recognizes local
companies who, through a third party administered employee survey, rank their respective
companies as being the best places to work. The areas surveyed are varied parts of employee
life, including workplace environment, leadership direction, culture and management practices.
Results are then narrowed down and finalized by program founders, Woods & Aitken LLP, the Lincoln Journal Star, and the Lincoln Human Resource Management Association. The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel was acknowledged for creating an enjoyable corporate culture and work environment that promotes personal and professional growth for its employees.

“We are thrilled to be one of the top five best places to work in Lincoln this year. Making the list is truly an honor that certainly provides all of our employees with a sense of pride,” said General Manager Susan Madsen.

Winners were announced at the celebratory “Best Places to Work” awards luncheon on
April 27, 2017 at the Cornhusker Hotel, and winning businesses will be featured in a special supplement of the Lincoln Journal Star on Sunday, April 30, 2017. For complete details visit: www.woodsaitken.com/bptw.

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 owns and/or manages 17 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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04.25.17

Monarch Lounge at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center Celebrates Kentucky Derby, May 6

Photo Opportunities Available with Horses and the Hilton’s Canine Concierge, Millie, in the Hotel’s Outside Courtyard, 6th and Green

Milwaukee, Wis., April 25, 2017 – We’re off to the races! Monarch Lounge at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will be celebrating the 143rd Kentucky Derby with a party from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017. During the Derby event, the Hilton Milwaukee will offer photo opportunities with horses and Millie, the Hilton’s seven-month-old canine concierge, in 6th and Green, the hotel’s outside courtyard. In addition to watching the races, partygoers will be able to enjoy specialty derby cocktails, such as the Triple Crown Collins and mint julep, as well as an a la carte food buffet.

“The Kentucky Derby is one of the few occasions we can dress up and celebrate a tradition more than 100 years old. With the Monarch Lounge’s origins dating back to the 1920s, the lounge is the perfect setting for this historic and time-honored celebration,” said Zulf Shariff, general manager of Monarch Lounge. “We look forward to welcoming guests for delicious food, specialty crafted cocktails, and of course photos with the stars of the show – the horses!”

During the Derby Day party May 6, the Monarch Lounge will feature a delicious festival feast and specialty Derby drinks.

The a la carte buffet provided by Hilton Milwaukee City Center will feature:
-Fluffy cream cheese biscuits with figgy port chutney, blue cheese butter, and ginger ale-brown sugar smoked ham
-Mini hot browns, crostini with shaved turkey, topped with Chambord Mornay sauce
-Cajun craw fish cakes with mint julep cream
-Benedictine finger sandwiches
-Burgoo, a spicy Irish stew originally served family-style in Kentucky barbeque restaurants

The specialty cocktail menu with select Derby inspired beverages will include the following for $7:
-Woodford Mule – Woodford Bourbon, Peychauds, lime juice, and ginger beer
-Speedy Spritz – Korbel Champagne, sugar cube and bitters
-Star Stallion: Triple Crown Collins, lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda and cucumber garnish
-Woodford Julep – Woodford Bourbon, mint leaves and simple syrup

The event is free and open to the public. To reserve your spot at this year’s Derby Day party, contact Zulf Shariff at ZulfShariff@hiltonmilwaukee.com or 414-271-7250.

For more information about Monarch Lounge’s Derby Day party, visit http://www.hiltonmilwaukee.com, Or, you can check for more details via Facebook or Twitter @HiltonMilwaukee.

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

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

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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.

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

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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