02.05.13

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Earns Eight Spots on U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best Hotels in the USA

Milwaukee, Wis., February 5, 2013. . . . .Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that eight of its hotels across the United States earned recognition as Best Hotels in their respective cities and states by U.S. News & World Report. The 2013 Best Hotels are calculated based on the aggregate opinion of travel experts and guests expressed through awards, recommendations and ratings.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts properties that were recognized as Best Hotels in their respective cities and states include:

  • The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ranked #1 in Best Milwaukee Hotels and #2 in Best Wisconsin Hotels.
  • Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ranked #1 in both Best Oklahoma City Hotels and Best Oklahoma Hotels for the second consecutive year.
  • The InterContinental Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ranked #3 in Best Milwaukee Hotels and #5 in Best Wisconsin Hotels.
  • Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, ranked #7 in Best Wisconsin Hotels.
  • The Westin Columbus in Columbus, Ohio, ranked #4 in Best Columbus Hotels and #9 in Best Ohio Hotels.
  • Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, Missouri, ranked #7 in Best Kansas City Hotels and #19 in Best Missouri Hotels.
  • Hilton Minneapolis/ Bloomington in Bloomington, Minnesota, ranked #9 in both Best Minneapolis – St. Paul Hotels and Best Minnesota Hotels.
  • The Platinum Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, ranked #18 in both Best Las Vegas Hotels and Best Nevada Hotels.

“It is truly an honor for eight of our properties to be recognized as the best hotels in their respective cities and states,” said Kirk A. Rose, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.  “We are extremely proud that our operational excellence and customer commitment has set these distinctive full-service hotels apart.  We strive to provide our guests with superior service, and it’s due to the exceptional efforts of our associates that we have achieved these high-level national recognitions.”

To create this year’s rankings, U.S. News factored in the prominence of industry awards a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests. In total, 1,639 U.S. luxury hotels and 273 Caribbean hotels were analyzed for the 2013 rankings. Only a fraction of these scored high enough to be named Best Hotels by U.S. News.

“This is our third year ranking hotels, and the bar continues to climb for luxury properties,” said Chad Smolinski, vice president of rankings and reviews at U.S. News & World Report. “Desirable amenities and hotel loyalty programs will no longer suffice. People are seeking hotels that go above and beyond to give their guests an unforgettable experience. Hotels that consistently meet the high expectations of experts and travelers are recognized in our rankings.”

The U.S. News rankings of the 2013 Best Hotels can be found online here: http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels.

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Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 states.  A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations.  The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels.  For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

 

About The Marcus Corporation

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets.  In addition to its Marcus Hotels & Resorts division, the company’s movie theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fifth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 687 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio.  For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.marcuscorp.com.



 
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