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Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Honored with 2016 Gold Key Award

Meetings & Conventions magazine recognizes Grand Geneva Resort & Spa for demonstrating excellence in meetings and events

LAKE GENEVA, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 16, 2016-- Lake Geneva’s AAA, Four-Diamond Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, owned and operated by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is proud to be a recipient of the Meetings & Conventions (M&C) 2016 Gold Key Award in the Best Hotel/Resort category in the Midwestern region. This accolade recognizes the property as one of the country’s top resorts for meetings and events for the fourth time in five years.

Located in Lake Geneva, Wis., Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is the area’s only AAA Four-Diamond property, and features more than 62,000 square feet of devoted meeting space. On site event planners and visitors will find a variety of amenities and unique seasonal activities, including two championship golf courses – The Brute and The Highlands, award-winning restaurants, an 18-run ski hill, a full-service spa, equestrian trails, and hiking, biking and more at the new Adventure Center.

“We are delighted and proud to receive such an esteemed accolade,” said David DiSalvo, director of sales and marketing, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. “Our associates work hard to provide guests and meeting planners with an exceptional experience during their visit and it’s great to see their efforts recognized. We are sincerely grateful to the readers for selecting Grand Geneva as one of the best resorts in the Midwest and look forward to continuing to provide the highest level of service.”

For over 35 years, M&C’s Gold Key Awards have recognized leading hotels that have excelled in servicing meeting and event professionals, as voted on by the readers of M&C. This year, hotel chains were recognized nationally, while leading hotel properties were recognized in several categories regionally in the U.S. and worldwide.

“Our readers tell us that what sets these Gold Key Award-winning hotels apart is their commitment to ensuring not only the highest degree of support in planning events, but also a commitment to executing them,” said David Blansfield, executive vice president and group publisher, Northstar Meetings Group, which publishes M&C. “Our entire team joins M&C’s readers in honoring these outstanding hotels and their staffs who make it their mission to facilitate memorable event experiences, for planners and attendees alike. Their superior levels of excellence elevate our entire industry.”

Readers of M&C voted for the winners of the Gold Key Awards via online ballots and provided feedback based on their professional experiences worldwide for their top hotels, conference centers and CVBs. All winners will be listed in M&C’s annual Gold Awards special issue, in print and online, distributed to 50,000 readers in November 2016. The online version will be posted simultaneously and available for viewing for a full-year online.

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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; WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/18-run ski and snowboard facility, 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. For more information, please visit 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 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. 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. 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. For more information, please visit: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).


The Northstar Meetings Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the business events market, including full-time meeting planners, as well as senior corporate, association and not-for-profit decision-makers and incentive professionals who plan nearly 2 million meetings annually. Through its leading brands – Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Incentive and Meetings News – the Northstar Meetings Group is committed to identifying and informing meeting and event professionals, facilitating not only their continuing professional development but also providing data, digital, events and print services in support of their planning and investment decisions. For more information, please visit

Source: Marcus Hotels & Resorts

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Danielle Johnson Hoffpauir

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