Hotel celebrates 50 years of Marcus Corporation ownership
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2012-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the company’s premier downtown Milwaukee hotel, The Pfister, was ranked among the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States in TripAdvisor’s 10th Annual 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards. This is the first year The Pfister Hotel has been recognized by TripAdvisor in the luxury hotels category.
“Fifty years ago my grandfather and the founder of The Marcus Corporation, Ben Marcus, purchased The Pfister Hotel out of a bankruptcy auction. Open since 1893 and a favorite among dignitaries, he realized the important role the hotel played in the city of Milwaukee and wanted to keep that tradition alive,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation. “We are proud of our 50 years of ownership of this landmark property which remains the premier luxury hotel and social center of downtown Milwaukee. Our associates should be very pleased by this recognition and we are excited to celebrate its success as the first property in our hotel portfolio.”
“The Pfister is one of an elite group of hotels that are more than 120 years old,” said Joe Kurth, general manager. “From its priceless Victorian art collection and timeless architecture to its top-rated restaurants and reinvigorating spa, The Pfister continues to set the standard for exceptional amenities and gracious service. I am very proud of our management team and associates for striving every day to provide extraordinary service to our guests, and continue our tradition of providing an exceptional hotel experience.”
In addition to being honored by TripAdvisor, The Pfister Hotel has received AAA Four-Diamond status for 36 consecutive years and is one of Wisconsin’s six lodging properties that received AAA’s highest Diamond Award ratings for 2011. Additionally, it is one of only 14 hotels in the nation that has received this designation since the inception of the award program in 1977. The hotel has also earned memberships in the most exclusive hotel organizations in the world including Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been named among the World’s Best Places to Stay by Conde Nast Traveler Gold List.
TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice award winners are based on millions of real reviews and opinions about hotels on http://www.tripadvisor.com. The annual Travelers’ Choice Awards honor the world’s finest hotels for their outstanding service, value and quality. For more information, please visit: http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice.
The Marcus Corporation will celebrate its 50th year of ownership this fall. 2013 will mark the hotel’s 120th year as an icon in Milwaukee.
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About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in nine states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historical 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 visit: http://www.marcushotels.com.
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 sixth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 695 screens at 56 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, visit the company’s web site at http://www.marcuscorp.com.
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