08.13.15

The Pfister Hotel and Heidel House Resort & Spa Receive Five Awards in 21st Annual Communicator Awards

Heidel House Resort & Spa website, Pfister 120th anniversary book, new Pfister website and Pfister Augmented Reality Art Tour app all recognized in leading international awards program

Milwaukee, Wis., August 12, 2015. . . . . Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that its owned and managed property, The Pfister Hotel, and its managed property, Heidel House Resort & Spa, won a combined total of five awards from the Communicator Awards, a leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.

This year’s Communicator Awards, judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, garnered more than 6,000 entries from firms and agencies around the world. Awards of Excellence were given to those entrants whose ability to communicate positions them as the best in the field. Awards of Distinction were presented to projects that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement.

Gold Awards of Excellence were won for:
Heidel House Resort & Spa website – Travel/Tourism category
• The Pfister Hotel 120th Anniversary book, “The History, Art & Imagery of the Pfister Hotel” – Book category

Silver Awards of Distinction were won for:
The Pfister Hotel website – Hotel & Lodging category
The Pfister Hotel Augmented Reality Art Tour app – Mobile Apps – Entertainment category
• The Pfister Hotel 120th Anniversary book, “The History, Art & Imagery of The Pfister Hotel” – Photography category

“Our corporate marketing and technology teams continue to focus on content creation and offering engaging experiences for our customers when visiting all of our properties throughout the U.S. We successfully create unique experiences from not only a hotel management company perspective, but consider ourselves hoteliers that strive to touch our guests in meaningful ways,” said Christine Beuchert, senior director, marketing and ecommerce strategy for Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

The Heidel House Resort & Spa website, http://www.heidelhouse.com, is a responsive site that showcases the lakefront property’s beautiful spaces and year-round activities and programming. Within three months of the site’s launch, there was a 330% increase in website visitors from the Chicago market alone, and mobile users were actively engaging in the new site, as evidenced by a 1,700% increase in mobile visits.

The Pfister Hotel 120th Anniversary book, “The History, Art & Imagery of the Pfister Hotel,” captures the timeless beauty and elegance of the world-class hotel through breathtaking original photography by award-winning Milwaukee photographer Jay Filter and stories written by best-selling, award-winning writer Tom Jordan.

The Pfister Hotel website, http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/, is a responsive website designed with impactful imagery, a modern look and feel, and easy navigation for online reservations, amenities, dining options and guestroom features.

The Pfister Hotel Augmented Reality Art Tour app, http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/art-tour, is among the first of its kind in the hotel industry. The self-guided, digital, full-motion app allows users to virtually experience the largest collection of Victorian art housed by any hotel in the world.

For more information, visit the Communicator Awards online: http://www.communicatorawards.com/. For the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://media.marcushotels.com.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 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).

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08.07.15

WISCONSIN BRIDE MAGAZINE HONORS HEIDEL HOUSE RESORT & SPA WITH BEST HONEYMOON IN WISCONSIN AWARD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Readers voted for their favorite wedding vendors in magazine’s tenth annual ‘Best of’ awards.

Grey Rock Couple

Green Lake, Wis. – July 30, 2015 – The latest issue of Wisconsin Bride magazine will have newlyweds all across the country choosing Heidel House Resort & Spa as their destination of choice for their honeymoon. For the second year in a row, Heidel House Resort & Spa is the winner of Wisconsin Bride magazine’s Best Honeymoon in Wisconsin, as part of its annual reader’s choice awards.

 

“It is an honor to be chosen as Best Honeymoon in Wisconsin by the readers of Wisconsin Bride,” said Star Irvin, catering manager. “Our hope is that our newlyweds embark upon their new lives together with a wealth of romantic memories to cherish in the years to come.”

 

Over the ten years that Wisconsin Bride has published these annual awards, Heidel House has been recognized in many previous years. From 2006 to 2009 and 2014, the resort was awarded Favorite Wisconsin Honeymoon. Additionally, in 2010, Heidel House received Best Wedding Night Hotel.

 

What makes Heidel House a great honeymoon destination? In addition to the beautiful lakefront views, newlyweds can choose from a wide range of activities, including boating, jet skiing and nearby golfing as well as lakeside dining at Grey Rock , a morning or afternoon cruise aboard the hotel’s very own 60 foot yacht and relaxing and pampering at the award-winning Evensong Spa.

 

Heidel House welcomes all guests to enjoy that newlywed feel, no matter how long ago they said, “I do” with The Honeymoon Anytime package. This romantic package includes overnight accommodations, two 50-minute Evensong Spa massages of choice, a 20 percent discount on additional spa services and complimentary access to Evensong’s meditation labyrinth, eucalyptus steam room, whirlpools, and luxurious relaxation room. Additionally, guests receive specialty chocolates, a seasonal flower bouquet and two chocolate martinis.

 

For more information on romantic packages or weddings, please call 800.444.2812 or visit www.heidelhouse.com.

 

To view the complete list of winners and finalists in Wisconsin Bride magazine’s Best of 2015 reader’s choice awards, please visit: http://wibride.com/best/wisconsin-brides-best-2015-winners

 

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 offering both summer and winter activities. 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 2015 Best Honeymoon Location in Wisconsin by Wisconsin Bride magazine, 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, a division of The Marcus Corporation, 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).

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01.27.15

NBC 15 | Heidel House Resort and Spa Offers Ice Fishing Package for Women

Heidel House Resort and Spa Offers Ice Fishing Package for Women

By: Meredith Barack

It’s the perfect time of the year for ice fishing and one hotel in Green lake is hoping to get more women to try out the sport. The Drill Divas ice fishing package, offered by the Heidel House Resort and Spa, offers women the experience of ice fishing, all while having a great getaway with the girls.

Read more here.

01.15.15

Drill Divas Ice Fishing Package is an Adventurous Girlfriend Getaway Experience at Heidel House Resort & Spa

Women are invited to learn to ice fish, guided by area expert Mike Norton, and then enjoy a warm and relaxing experience at Evensong Spa.

GREEN LAKE, Wis. – Jan. 15, 2015 – January is the perfect time to plan a “Girlfriends Getaway” weekend after a busy holiday season comes to an end.  Women looking to be adventurous and learn a new winter recreation activity will be excited for Heidel House Resort & Spa’s first ever Drill Divas Ice Fishing Package. You don’t have to be an expert ice angler to enjoy ice fishing – the Drill Divas Ice Fishing Package provides the equipment and the knowledge for a fun ice fishing experience followed by relaxation in the resort’s award-winning Evensong Spa.  Drill Divas is perfect for beginners who have never experienced ice fishing or for those looking for a fun adventure to try with girlfriends this winter.

“We wanted to create a unique winter experience for women combining adventure and relaxation.  Our ice fishing package offers a way to enjoy the outdoors, catch up with friends and unwind. We encourage women looking for an out-of-the-ordinary getaway to grab their girlfriends and experience ice fishing at its best on Big Green Lake this winter,” said Scott Krause, Heidel House general manager.

 

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Adventurous girlfriends can enjoy a day on Big Green Lake.

To ensure a comfortable experience, participants will be prepped on proper ice fishing attire and will be taken to a heated ice fishing shanty.  The adventure will begin with a hot, hearty breakfast in the resort’s Sunroom restaurant. They will then be shuttled to a top fishing location on Big Green Lake, Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake, met by the area’s most popular fishing-guide service – Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting.

Norton’s will provide all the fishing equipment the ladies need for a successful day on the ice. This includes a heated fishing shanty, tackle and bait. Each Drill Diva will also receive two water bottles, a thermos of Apple Spiced Bourbon toddies or mulled wine, hand warmers and a freshly-prepared box lunch.  At the end of the fishing trip, Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting team will clean and package the fresh catch to take home.

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Drill Divas in action.

Mike Norton advocates ice fishing as a bonding experience; “Many enjoy the intimacy that ice fishing offers. It’s as much about the social interaction as the actual fishing.  Friends enjoy sitting in a warm shack while having a few drinks and taking in the calm, tranquil snowy lake.  You don’t need to know how to fish to enjoy ice fishing – it’s about the adventure and enjoying the company you are with.”

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Mike Norton’s experts are there every step of the ice fishing journey.

After returning from the lake, the group will make their way to Evensong Spa, where they will shed snowsuits and slip into luxurious robes. Guests can choose to enjoy the spa’s waterfall whirlpool, eucalyptus steam room and fireplace-warmed relaxation room, and then be treated to a 50-minute Labyrinth Heated Stone Massage.  During this massage, smooth heated stones are combined with soothing massage techniques to promote grounding, balancing and a deep sense of relaxation. The heat from the stones relaxes muscles and increases blood flow to target zones and enhance the healing process.

Heidel House Resort will send everyone home with their clean and packaged catch, as well as a commemorative photo of the group’s day on the ice.

Drill Divas Package Details

The Drill Divas package includes overnight accommodations at Heidel House Resort. Drill Divas Ice Fishing Package rates start at $260 per person.

The package provides a local ice fishing expert, all fishing equipment, a warm shanty, cocktails, hand warmers and a prepared box lunch.  Also included is breakfast in the Sunroom, a 50-minute Labryinth Heated Stone Massage and access to Evensong Spa’s waterfall whirlpool, eucalyptus steam room and relaxation room.

Drill Divas Ice Fishing Package availability is dependent on ice conditions.  The package can be booked for stays from mid-January through mid-March.

This package does not include purchase of a fishing license. Guests are encouraged to purchase fishing licenses online prior to arrival or at North Bay Sport & Liquor in downtown Green Lake. Proof of legal drinking age will be required for cocktails.  Heidel House Resort encourages women to make reservations for this package well in advance to ensure availability.

For more information on Drill Divas Ice Fishing Package prices or details and to make reservations at Heidel House Resort & Spa, please call 920.294.3344 or visit www.heidelhouse.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 offering both summer and winter activities. Nestled on 20 wooded acres along the shores of Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake, this full-service resort offers numerous amenities including 180 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 2014 Best Honeymoon Location in Wisconsin by Wisconsin Bride magazine, 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, a division of The Marcus Corporation, 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).

12.11.14

Heidel House Resort & Spa Receives Two Industry Recognitions

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Heidel House Resort & Spa Receives Two Industry Recognitions
Voted Best Wisconsin Lakeshore Resort by Wisconsin Meetings magazine; General Manager Scott Krause Named 2014 Innkeeper of the Year by Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association

 Milwaukee, Wis., December 11, 2014. . . . .Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Heidel House Resort & Spa, located in Green Lake, Wis., has been awarded two prestigious industry recognitions. The readers of Wisconsin Meetings magazine have voted Heidel House the Best Wisconsin Lakeshore Resort in 2015 and hotel General Manager, Scott Krause, was named Innkeeper of the Year by the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association (WH&LA).

“Receiving these awards is truly an honor and speaks to our fantastic staff and sales and catering teams who dedicate themselves to providing outstanding experiences for our guests.  I believe it is our personalized customer service and people-pleasing attitudes that help set us apart from other resort properties,” said Krause.

Wisconsin Meetings Best Wisconsin Lakeshore Resort

Heidel House Resort & Spa was voted the Best Wisconsin Lakeshore Resort in the 2015 Best of Wisconsin Meeting Awards.  The annual awards are determined by a survey that asks readers to weigh in on the suppliers and venues that rise to the top of the meetings and convention industry. Meeting planners have voted Heidel House the Best Wisconsin Lakeshore Resort in 2013 and 2015, and it’s not hard to see why. Tucked away on the beautiful shores of Green Lake, the state’s deepest inland lake, meeting planners continue to be impressed with the resort’s unique amenities including 18,000 square-feet of meeting and event space, an award-winning luxury spa, Evensong Spa, and three restaurants including Grey Rock, which has been named one of Wisconsin’s Top 25 Restaurants and has received the Wine Spectator Award every year since 2002.  Other features include two lounges, a stand-alone ice cream parlor, the elegant Dartford ballroom accommodating up to 380 guests, a Carriage Tent event space for outdoor weddings and social events, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, tranquil beach and lakefront, and nearby golf courses. The resort also has the 60-foot Escapade yacht available for daily excursions on the lake, cocktail cruises, private dinners and receptions.

Known as a year-round Midwestern destination, Heidel House Resort offers a boat rental and water sports area, hiking and biking trails and a variety of seasonal waterfront activities in summer.  Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and ice fishing.

“Our team does our best to assist meeting planners in providing spectacular events, both inside and outside the meeting room,” said Von Fabella, director of sales and marketing. “The property is beautiful and welcoming, leaving meeting planners with a variety of options to choose from to make the event their own.  We are happy to see our dedication to exceptional service recognized and hope to continue to provide an inspirational setting for successful meetings and events.”

Additional information on the 2015 Best of Wisconsin Meeting Awards will be in the December issue of Wisconsin Meetings magazine.

WH&LA Innkeeper of the Year Award

The Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association (WH&LA), representing more than 650 hotels, motels, resorts and inns throughout the state, named Heidel House Resort & Spa General Manager Scott Krause as the 2014 Innkeeper of the Year at the Wisconsin Lodging Conference held in early November.  Krause was recognized for his outstanding leadership in the Wisconsin lodging industry, serving as the general manager of Heidel House Resort & Spa for 11 years.  He also currently serves on the Governor’s Council on Tourism as one of three delegates representing the lodging industry and was the first recipient of the Governor’s Tourism Service Award.  Krause has also served as WH&LA Chairman of the Board in 2008, Wisconsin Representative on the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Board of Directors and was accepted onto the prestigious AH&LA Resort Committee.  Krause received special commendations from Governor Scott Walker for his service to the lodging industry.

“Scott Krause exemplifies the passion for the lodging industry that enables a property and its entire staff to perform at its best, which not only makes the property more successful, but reflects well on the lodging industry throughout the state,” said Trish Pugal, WH&LA president and CEO.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts assumed management of Heidel House Resort & Spa in May 2014.  The property is owned by the Fiore Companies, Inc. based in Madison, Wis.

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 offering both summer and winter activities. Nestled on 20 wooded acres along the shores of Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake, this full-service resort offers numerous amenities including 180 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 2014 Best Honeymoon Location in Wisconsin by Wisconsin Bride magazine, 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, 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).

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07.31.14

Wisconsin Bride Magazine Honors Heidel House Resort & Spa with Best Honeymoon in Wisconsin Award

Wisconsin Bride Magazine Honors Heidel House Resort & Spa with Best Honeymoon in Wisconsin Award

Brides near and far will consider Green Lake as their honeymoon destination when they open the latest issue of Wisconsin Bride magazine. Heidel House Resort & Spa, managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is the 2014 winner of Wisconsin Bride magazine’s Best Honeymoon in Wisconsin, as part of its Best of 2014 annual reader’s choice awards.

Other finalists in the Best Honeymoon category included The American Club Resort of Kohler and Sundara Inn & Spa of Wisconsin Dells.

“Being selected as Best Honeymoon in Wisconsin by Wisconsin Bride magazine readers is an honor,” Star Irvin, catering manager, said. “We hope to leave all our newlyweds with romantic memories and ‘best wishes’ on their new lives together.”

Sunset on the dock.

Christy Tyler held her wedding at Heidel House in May 2009. Tyler wrote of her wedding experience in the Fall/Winter 2014 Wisconsin Bride issue.

“We had a lot of close family and friends come from far and wide for our wedding, and we wanted somewhere people could stay and make a long weekend out of it to enjoy some time with their families,” Tyler said. “It was really just the perfect destination wedding for us without having to fly halfway around the world!”

Heidel House has received Wisconsin Bride magazine reader’s choice awards in previous years. In 2006, Heidel House was selected as Favorite Wisconsin Wedding Reception Location. From 2006 to 2009, the resort was awarded Favorite Wisconsin Honeymoon Location. Additionally, in 2010, Heidel House received Best Wedding Night Hotel.

While honeymooning at Heidel House, newlyweds can enjoy lakeside dining at on-site restaurants, a morning or afternoon cruise aboard the 60-foot Escapade yacht and relaxation and pampering at Evensong Spa.

A winter weddings special is available for couples who hold their wedding at Heidel House between Nov. 14, 2014, and March 29, 2015. This package includes a complimentary lake-view suite with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries for the bride and groom, 50 percent off the ceremony room, a waived reception fee and a specially priced seasonal menu.

For more information on romantic packages or weddings, please call 800.444.2812 or visit www.heidelhouse.com.

To view the complete list of winners and finalists in Wisconsin Bride magazine’s Best of 2014 reader’s choice awards, please visit: http://wibride.com/best/wisconsin-brides-best-2014-winners.

About Heidel House Resort & Spa

Since first welcoming its first guests on a snowy New Year’s Eve in 1945, Heidel House Resort & Spa has become a year-round Midwestern destination offering both summer and winter activities. Nestled on 20 wooded acres along the shores of Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake, this full-service resort offers numerous amenities including 190 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 2014 Best Honeymoon Location in Wisconsin by Wisconsin Bride magazine, 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, a division of The Marcus Corporation, owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 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 Facebookand Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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05.15.14

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wis.

Company will bring resort management expertise to beautiful Green Lake resort

Milwaukee, Wis., May 15, 2014. . . . .Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced it has entered into an agreement to assume hotel management responsibilities of Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wis. effective May 14, 2014. The property is owned by the Fiore Companies, Inc. based in Madison, Wis.

The Heidel House is a 190-room full-service resort and spa nestled on 20 wooded acres on the shore of beautiful Green Lake near Ripon, Wis. First welcoming guests as an estate dining room in 1945, the family-run retreat expanded as its reputation for hospitality and fine dining grew. Today, Heidel House Resort offers numerous amenities including 18,000 square-feet of meeting and event space, an award-winning luxury spa and three restaurants including Grey Rock, which has been named one of Wisconsin’s Top 25 Restaurants and has received the Wine Spectator Award every year since 2002.

“Heidel House Resort is only six miles from Ripon, Wis., where The Marcus Corporation began 79 years ago with the opening of the Campus Cinema in 1935. We have been committed to the area for many years and welcome this opportunity to bring our tradition of hospitality excellence and high-quality service and amenities to this distinctive property,” said Thomas F. Kissinger, interim president, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and senior executive vice president, The Marcus Corporation.

“We are pleased to work with Marcus Hotels & Resorts in managing this full-service resort,” said Dave Kruger, president of the Fiore Companies. “Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ strong Wisconsin roots make the company an ideal partner in maintaining the position of Heidel House as a leading Midwestern year-round destination.”

The Heidel House, on the shores of Green Lake, is approximately a 75 minute drive from Madison and 90 minute drive from Milwaukee, and is located just a few miles west of Lake Winnebago. In addition to its restaurants, meeting space and spa, other features include two lounges, a stand-alone ice cream parlor, the elegant Dartford ballroom accommodating up to 380 guests, a Carriage Tent event space for outdoor weddings and social events, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, tranquil beach and lakefront, and nearby golf courses. The resort also has a 60-foot yacht, available for daily excursions on the lake, cocktail cruises, private dinners and receptions.

Known as a year-round destination, Heidel House Resort offers a boat rental and water sports area, hiking and biking trails and a variety of seasonal waterfront activities in summer. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating.

In 2013, the resort was voted Best Wisconsin Lakeshore Resort by meeting planners in the Best of Wisconsin Meetings awards.


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About Heidel House Resort & Spa

Heidel House Resort has built on the lakeside getaway tradition since welcoming its first guests on a snowy New Year’s Eve in 1945. Nestled on 20 wooded acres on the shores of Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake, the full-service resort offers numerous amenities including 190 guest rooms, 18,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and a luxurious spa. Heidel House Resort has become a favorite Midwestern destination for friends, families, businesses and social groups to enjoy a tranquil environment, year-round recreation and first class service. For more information, please visit www.heidelhouse.com.

About Fiore Companies

From a single business in 1921, the Fiore Companies has grown into one of Wisconsin’s leading investment groups, with a mission to develop, own and operate high quality, investment-grade properties and distinctive businesses. Fiore owns and manages a diversified portfolio of real estate assets, operating businesses, venture capital investments and marketable securities. For more information, please visit www.fiorecompanies.com.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts is a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS). With the addition of the Heidel House Resort & Spa, the company owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 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 685 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.

Certain matters discussed in this press release are “forward-looking statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may generally be identified as such because the context of such statements include words such as we “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect” or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ materially from those expected, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) the availability, in terms of both quantity and audience appeal, of motion pictures for our theatre division, as well as other industry dynamics such as the maintenance of a suitable window between the date such motion pictures are released in theatres and the date they are released to other distribution channels; (2) the effects of increasing depreciation expenses, reduced operating profits during major property renovations, and preopening and start-up costs due to the capital intensive nature of our businesses; (3) the effects of adverse economic conditions in our markets, particularly with respect to our hotels and resorts division; (4) the effects of adverse weather conditions, particularly during the winter in the Midwest and in our other markets; (5) the effects on our occupancy and room rates of the relative industry supply of available rooms at comparable lodging facilities in our markets; (6) the effects of competitive conditions in our markets; (7) our ability to identify properties to acquire, develop and/or manage and the continuing availability of funds for such development; and (8) the adverse impact on business and consumer spending on travel, leisure and entertainment resulting from terrorist attacks in the United States or incidents such as the tragedy in a movie theatre in Colorado. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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07.28.15

OnMilwaukee.com: 8 Reasons to Love Green Lake

Bobby Tanzilo, managing editor of OnMilwaukee.com, took a visit to Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, and shared his eight reasons to fall in love with Green Lake

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04.22.15

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Receives Three Horizon Interactive Awards in 2014 Competition; Wins Best Restaurant Website in Internet Advertising Competition

Heidel House Resort & Spa website and Pfister Augmented Reality app recognized in prestigious annual interactive media awards; Marcus Restaurants wins Best Restaurant Website in IAC awards

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Milwaukee, Wis., April 22, 2015. . . . . Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that its technology team won three web design awards from the Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition that recognizes the year’s “best of the best” in interactive media production. Marcus Hotels & Resorts also won Best Restaurant Website for its Marcus Restaurant Group site in the Internet Advertising Competition.

 

The Heidel House Resort & Spa website, http://www.heidelhouse.com, won a gold award in the responsive/mobile design category and a silver award in the travel & tourism category.  After assuming management of the 190-room resort in Green Lake, Wis. in March 2014, Marcus Hotels & Resorts almost immediately began work on a new responsive website to showcase the stunning images the lakefront property offers.  The marketing team laid out the business priorities and goals of the website, while the technology team worked on crafting a new responsive design and implementing a strong SEO strategy.  Within three months of the new site’s launch there was a 330% increase in website visitors from the Chicago market alone, and mobile users were actively engaging in the new site as evidenced by a 1,700% increase in mobile visits.

 

The Pfister Hotel Augmented Reality Art Tour, http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/art-tour, won a gold award in the mobile app category. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is one of the first hotel management companies in the U.S. to launch an augmented reality tour at its flagship property, The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis.  Housing the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world, the Pfister Hotel now has an augmented reality tour to provide a self-guided, digital, full motion experience of 12 pieces in the art collection, featuring games, videos and other graphics.  The Marcus Hotels technology team created the new mobile technology and built a seamless experience for mobile and tablet users, as well as wearable devices.  The app has received local and national media attention and there are plans to augment more of the art collection in the future.  The app is free and available for download at: http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/art-tour.

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“Our corporate marketing and technology teams are focused on development projects that empower and engage our customers before and during travel,” said Christine Beuchert, senior director, marketing and ecommerce strategy for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “These awards recognize our company’s creative talent and outstanding work in providing an exceptional digital user experience for our customers.”

 

Marcus Hotels & Resorts was also a winner in the Internet Advertising Competition Awards for its Marcus Restaurant Group website, www.marcusrestaurants.com, for Best Restaurant Website.  The IAC Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the best online advertising in 96 industries and nine online formats including online ad, video, mobile, newsletter, email and social media.  The Marcus Restaurant Group website award was based on the following criteria: creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, use of the median and memorability.

 

“These interactive digital awards are a testament not only to the exceptional design work our team is capable of, but the sound coding and optimization strategy behind each project.  These awards recognize not only the sites that look good on the surface, but also the sites that are built soundly and adhere to industry standards and best practices,” said Jessica McCoy Howsam, digital project manager for Marcus Hotels’ design and development team.

 

For more information on each award, please visit the Marcus technology team blog at: http://blog.marcustec.com/2015/04/here-comes-the-sun.

 

For more information visit the Horizon Interactive Awards online: www.horizoninteractiveawards.com.  For more information on the IAC Awards, please visit: http://www.iacaward.org. For the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://media.marcushotels.com.  

 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 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).

 

 

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02.18.15

Experience a Weekend of Wisconsin Craft Beer in Green Lake

Get away to Heidel House Resort & Spa for a weekend of everything beer: A Homebrew How-To, Brew Fest and Beer-Themed Spa Services.

Green Lake, Wis. – Feb. 10, 2015 – Heidel House Resort & Spa’s annual brew event has grown to an entire weekend celebrating Wisconsin beer. Microbrew enthusiasts will not only enjoy the popular Brew Fest craft beer tasting on Saturday, March 28, but also a newly-added Homebrew How-To event scheduled to take place Friday, March 27. To complete their beer vacation, guests are invited to try a beer-themed bath or pedicure at the hotel’s Evensong Spa.

 

Homebrew How-To

After a long work week, the Homebrew How-To is the perfect way to kick off a well-deserved weekend away. From 7 to 10 p.m., the Society of Oshkosh Brewers will provide an interactive introduction to the art of home-brewing. Since its establishment in 1991, this group has gathered once per month to drink its members’ homebrew, swap recipes and techniques, talk beer and have fun. Now, it is one of the largest home-brewing clubs in the Midwest.

During Homebrew How-To, the Society of Oshkosh Brewers will share its knowledge by presenting a step-by-step, hands-on demonstration of home-brewing. In this workshop, guests will be able to sample finished products and learn the art of beer tasting.

Admission to the Homebrew How-To event is $20 per person, but the admission fee is waived with Friday and Saturday night hotel room reservations and the purchase of a Brew Fest ticket. To reserve your place, please call 800.444.2812.

 

Heidel House Brew Fest

Brew Fest is Heidel House Resort’s annual craft beer tasting event, featuring over 100 different Wisconsin microbrews for guests to enjoy. Mingle with representatives from the state’s finest microbreweries and taste their new and most beloved flavors in a souvenir tasting glass. All breweries in attendance will offer four different beers that will compete for the title of the 2015 People’s Choice. Each attendee will have the opportunity to cast a vote for his or her favorite beer and the winning beer will be placed on tap at Heidel House Resort for the summer season.

New this year will be Pigeon River Brewing Co. of Marion, Wis., and Badger State Brewing Co. of Green Bay, Wis. A few of the returning favorites are Sand Creek Brewing Co. of Black River Falls, Wis., O’so Brewing Co. of Plover, Wis. and Lakefront Brewery of Milwaukee, Wis.

In addition to the microbrews, Vines & Rushes Winery of Ripon, Wis., will offer tastings of its local wines from Wisconsin-grown grapes. Ciderboys Cider Co. of Stevens Point, Wis., will also offer a sweeter alternative to beer with its refreshing hard ciders featuring hints of apple, strawberry, raspberry and peach.

The $35 Brew Fest ticket includes a souvenir tasting glass, appetizers, live entertainment from Dan Braaksma Band and unlimited sampling from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brew Fest 2015 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

In conjunction with Heidel House Resort’s 4th annual Brew Fest, Evensong Spa has crafted new ways to enjoy Wisconsin’s most popular beverage during the month of March.

Ancient Romans once used beer baths to sweat out toxins, exfoliate skin and infuse the body with vitamins. Today there are dedicated “beer spas” in Europe, but sadly only a handful of spas in the U.S. offer such services.

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: A frothy warm beer bath consisting of a potent brew of dark ale and mineral water. Beer bubbles offer a subtle yet tingling massage which serves to open your skin’s pores and release toxins. Hops function as a purifying agent, exfoliating dry and dull skin. Active beer yeast provides a wide range of vitamins, proteins and saccharides while contributing to overall softening and regeneration of the skin. And, of course, enjoy a pint of your choice while blissfully soaking your stress away…

 

We recommend following this 20 minute treatment with your choice of steam room or waterfall whirlpool soak, both located in our relaxation room.

 

  • Hops & Honey Pedicure – $75: A toast to you! Beer is a natural anti-bacterial, cleaning and sanitizing your feet while yeast enzymes soften and exfoliate dry skin and callouses. After soaking, your feet and calves will be massaged with a lime salt scrub followed by a super hydrating citrus lotion. Finish with Evensong Spa’s divine honey-based moisture serum that seals in moisture and re-energizes tired feet.

 

Sit back and enjoy a cold one (beer of your choice) during this 50 minute beer-infused pedicure.

 

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 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 offering both summer and winter activities. Nestled on 20 wooded acres along the shores of Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake, this full-service resort offers numerous amenities including 180 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 2014 Best Honeymoon Location in Wisconsin by Wisconsin Bride magazine, 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, a division of The Marcus Corporation, 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).

 

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