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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Announces Executive Management Promotions

Scott Shoenberger promoted to senior vice president – operations and acquisitions and Peggy Williams-Smith promoted to corporate vice president of food & beverage

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 29, 2013-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced two executive management promotions. Scott Shoenberger has been promoted to senior vice president – operations and acquisitions and Peggy Williams-Smith has been promoted to corporate vice president of food & beverage.

Shoenberger (Photo: Business Wire)

Shoenberger (Photo: Business Wire)

Shoenberger will assume responsibility for transitioning the company’s new acquisitions and management contracts to its growing portfolio, while continuing to oversee the hotel operations of several Marcus Hotels’ properties.

Williams-Smith will assume responsibility for standardizing and expanding the company’s food and beverage operations, including popular food and beverage brands such as the ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill.

“Marcus Hotels & Resorts is fortunate to have Scott and Peggy as part of our executive management team. Their hard work and dedication through the years has played an important role in the growth of our organization and in building our reputation as a leading hotel management company. On behalf of everyone at Marcus Hotels & Resorts, we congratulate them both on their new roles,” said Kirk Rose, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Shoenberger has more than 30 years of hotel industry experience. He joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2005 and most recently served as vice president of operations. Prior to Marcus Hotels & Resorts, he served in various positions at The Irvine Company, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Olympus Hospitality and Dusit Hotels & Resorts, overseeing acquisitions and managing leading hotel properties that received national and international acclaim. His work prior to joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts included overseeing the assets of Hotel La Jolla, La Jolla, Calif.; LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples, Fla.; Grove Isle Resort & Spa, Coconut Grove, Fla.; Ocean Key Resort, Key West, Fla.; Hotel ZAZA, Dallas, Texas; The Warwick Hotel, Houston, Texas; Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester Village, Vt.; Cuisinart Resort & Spa, Anguilla; Hotel Kura Hulanda, Otrobanda, Curacao and Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys.

Shoenberger has served on various boards including Starwood Hotels & Resorts Owner’s Advisory Council, Florida Gulf Coast University School of Hospitality & Resort Management and the Economic Development Council of Collier County, Fla. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver.

Williams-Smith joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts as a catering manager with the Hilton Milwaukee in 1997. During her career with the company, she served in a variety of positions, including director of catering for the Hilton Milwaukee and The Pfister Hotel, general manager of Brynwood Country Club and most recently, as senior corporate director, catering sales and event management. Williams-Smith is the current president of TEMPO Milwaukee, and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association and United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin. She also volunteers her time with Junior Achievement, United Way, Best Buddies and the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF). Williams-Smith graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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).

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 fifth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 686 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, visit the company’s web site at

Source: The Marcus Corporation

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