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Marcus Hotels & Resorts Names Michael Carsch Managing Director of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis.

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 9, 2013-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Michael Carsch has been appointed managing director of the AAA Four-Diamond, all-seasons Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. Carsch has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and mostly recently served as general manager of the Hotel Sax in Chicago, Ill.

Carsch joins Marcus Hotels & Resorts after a 20-year career with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and most recently with Thompson Hotels. While at Thompson, he served as general manager of the Sax Chicago, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and Thompson Beverly Hills. Prior to that Carsch was president of the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nev. Before joining Thompson Hotels, Carsch held numerous general manager positions with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company including The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami, Fla.; The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, McLean, Va. and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla.

“We are very pleased to welcome Michael to Marcus Hotels & Resorts as general manager of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa as we celebrate the resort’s 45th anniversary. His extensive management experience and diversified background in resorts, hotels and boutique properties across the U.S. is an excellent addition to our team,” said Kirk A. Rose, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

“I am thrilled to be overseeing the award-winning Grand Geneva,” said Carsch. “The resort is one of the premier getaways in the Midwest, with an excellent team of associates that is dedicated to providing our guests with the personable, high-quality service and amenities that are a Grand Geneva tradition.”

Carsch graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He has actively participated in many industry organizations including statewide hotel and lodging associations, chambers of commerce and tourism committees throughout the U.S.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-winning all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern 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; three restaurants; and a 4,100-square-foot executive airport.

Grand Geneva recently completed property-wide renovations, which included improvements to all guest accommodations, the outdoor pool deck and WELL Spa + Salon, and the addition of Embers Terrace, an outdoor fireplace experience. For more information, please visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@Grand_Geneva).

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).

Source: The Marcus Corporation

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