Company recognized for its investments in The Cornhusker, A Marriott
Hotel, and the Lincoln Grand Cinema
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2014--
Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS) today announced The Downtown Lincoln
Association (DLA) in Lincoln, Neb. honored the company with its Business
Leadership Award as part of its annual Impact Awards program. This
prestigious award recognizes The Marcus Corporation for its commitment
to the city of Lincoln through its recent investments in the Lincoln
Grand Cinema and The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel over the past year.
DLA’s Impact Awards recognize businesses or individuals that have made a
significant contribution to downtown Lincoln.
“We have received a very warm welcome from the Lincoln community, first
for our theatre and most recently for our investment in The Cornhusker.
We are honored to receive this recognition from the Downtown Lincoln
Association. Lincoln is an energetic and vibrant community to be a part
of and we look forward to participating in its continued growth and
success,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and chief executive officer
of The Marcus Corporation.
“Working with the team at The Marcus Corporation has been a breath of
fresh air for the business climate in Lincoln. Because of their ongoing
commitment to the vitality of our downtown, we have experienced a
resurgence and vibrancy in our community. The company’s leadership and
vision has helped us get to the next level both as a travel destination
and a place to live, and on behalf of the Lincoln business community we
want to recognize The Marcus Corporation for their investments in our
city and future,” said Jeff Maul, executive director of the Lincoln
Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel
In September 2014, Marcus®
Hotels & Resorts, the company’s hotel division, completed
an $11 million revitalization of The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel.
Acquiring the property in 2012 as a majority owner of a joint venture,
the iconic landmark had been a fixture of Lincoln since 1926 but was
undergoing financial difficulties related to the previous ownership.
Having lost its Marriott flag at the time of purchase, Marcus Hotels &
Resorts rebranded the property with Marriott Hotels & Resorts and
completed extensive property-wide renovations including a significant
lobby transformation, all 300 guest rooms, 46,000 square feet of meeting
and event space and the addition of Miller Time Pub & Grill
restaurant – catering to both guests and local residents alike. The
revitalization included adding signature Marriott elements and amenities
such as the Marriott great room experiential lobby offering style,
comfort, convenience and entertainment for the next generation of
travelers, and adding a Marriott Concierge Lounge on the hotel’s 10th
“Having been a part of the Lincoln community for nearly 90 years, we
knew the Cornhusker Hotel was a special place in the hearts of
associates, locals and guests. We took great care in renovating this
landmark property to meet the needs and expectations of today’s
travelers and to take this landmark property to new heights. We are
grateful to the DLA for recognizing our efforts in making The Cornhusker
the place future generations can continue to enjoy,” said Chris
Anderson, senior vice president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
Lincoln Grand Cinema
In June 2014, the company’s theatre division, Marcus
Theatres®, completed an extensive renovation of the
Lincoln Grand Cinema, adding the first UltraScreen DLX®
(DreamLounger eXperience) auditorium in the state. The state-of-the-art
auditorium combines a massive screen, Dolby® Atmos®
sound and DreamLoungerSM recliner seating. As part of the
renovation the company was also the first movie theatre to offer a food
and lounge concept to moviegoers in Lincoln. Take FiveSM
Lounge provides guests with a casual dining experience before or
after the movie, offering a chef-inspired menu and a full-service bar
for socializing and relaxation. Zaffiro’s® Express
lobby dining provides a convenient option for dining while enjoying Zaffiro’s
THINCREDIBLE®, handmade thin-crust pizza, along with
appetizer favorites, sandwiches, fresh salads and desserts.
“We are excited to bring many firsts to the movie-going experience in
Lincoln. Now offering a complete entertainment experience, guests of the
Lincoln Grand Cinema can enjoy movies as never before. Our comfortable
recliner seating allows guests to sit back and relax while watching
their favorite blockbuster on a 58-foot-wide screen with immersive
sound. Take Five Lounge and Zaffiro’s Express offer guests
in-theatre dining options under one roof for convenience and enjoyment.
We continually strive to respond to our customers’ ever-changing needs
and are honored to receive the Impact Award for our investments in the
city’s largest cinema. We thank the residents of Lincoln for their
continued support,” said Rolando B. Rodriguez, president and chief
executive officer of Marcus Theatres.
For more information on The Downtown Lincoln Association’s Impact
Awards, please visit: http://downtownlincoln.org/connect/news.html/article/2014/10/29/dla-announces-impact-award-winners-at-annual-meeting.
For more information on the Cornhusker Hotel revitalization, please
For more information on the Lincoln Grand renovations, please visit: http://marcustheatres.com/About/PressReleaseDetail/71/
About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The
Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment
industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. The
Marcus Corporation’s theatre division, Marcus
Theatres®, currently owns or manages 685 screens at 55
locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North
Dakota and Ohio. The company’s lodging division, Marcus®
Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and
other properties in 11 states. For more information, please visit the
company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.
Source: The Marcus Corporation
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