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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--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 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. For more information and the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit

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 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: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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