MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2014--
Hotels & Resorts, a division of The
Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Tom Mason has
been appointed managing director of the Grand
Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis., Gerald Rappaport has
been appointed general manager of the Hotel
Phillips in Kansas City, Mo. and Brett Sundstrom has been appointed
general manager of the Skirvin
Hilton in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mason joins Marcus Hotels & Resorts with over 30 years of hospitality
experience. He began his career with Hyatt Hotels Corporation in 1981.
His career includes serving as general manager of the Hyatt Regency
Knoxville in Knoxville, Tenn., and the Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Whitney and
Radisson Plaza Hotel, all located in Minneapolis, Minn. He also served
as asset manager of the Turnstone Group and most recently served as vice
president of operations for The Service Company, a national provider of
comprehensive hotel and casino cleaning services. Mason has been
recognized as General Manager of the Year by Radisson Hotels. He is a
graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in
Rappaport returned to Marcus Hotels & Resorts in March of 2013 to serve
as general manager of the company’s Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in
Lake Geneva, Wis., and most recently served as interim general manager
of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. The Hotel Phillips will mark the fifth
hotel he has managed for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. Rappaport previously
served as general manager of the Hilton Milwaukee and the
InterContinental Milwaukee. Prior to returning to Marcus Hotels, he was
general manager of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.
Sundstrom began his career with Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2008 as a
project manager in the corporate office. While at Marcus Hotels, he
served as general manager of Xona Resort & Suites in Scottsdale, Ariz.
and managing director of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. Originally from
the Oklahoma area, he most recently served as interim general manager of
the Skirvin Hilton prior to his promotion. Sundstrom is a graduate of
Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in hotel and
management and a minor in business.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tom to our outstanding hotel and resort
leadership team and we are confident Gerald, Brett and Tom will do an
excellent job in leading these valuable Marcus Hotels assets. All three
of our general managers are seasoned hospitality veterans and will do a
fantastic job in maintaining operational excellence at these key
properties,” said Thomas F. Kissinger, interim president, Marcus Hotels
& Resorts and senior executive vice president, The Marcus Corporation.
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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 www.grandgeneva.com
and follow us on Facebook
About Hotel Phillips
Hotel Phillips opened in 1931 as the city’s most elegant hotel. Today it
retains its beautiful distinctive Art Deco elegance that is now combined
with the ambiance of a European-style hotel. It features unparalleled
guest services and amenities. Hotel Phillips is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places and has been recognized in Southern Living,
Food & Wine and The Wall Street Journal. Reservations
can be made by calling 816-221-7000. For more information, visit www.hotelphillips.com.
About Skirvin Hilton
The Skirvin Hilton originally opened in 1911 and has been synonymous
with elegance and innovation for the past five generations, hosting oil
barons, dignitaries, movie stars, political leaders and presidents ever
since. Guests from around the globe have traveled through the downtown
Skirvin Hilton to experience its unique sophistication and timelessness.
In 2007, Skirvin Partners in Development, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and
the Hilton partnered on renovating the hotel to its original glory. The
reopening event was designated as an official Oklahoma Centennial event
and since the renovation, the hotel has earned a AAA Four Diamond rating
every year and received the Mayor’s Development Award for best downtown
The hotel features 225 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 20
one-bedroom suites, one presidential suite and 18,500 square feet of
premiere meeting and pre-function space. It is home to the upscale Park
Avenue Grill restaurant and Red Piano lounge.
Last year, the Skirvin was named one of the best hotel meeting
destinations and received a prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful
Meetings. The hotel was also once again recognized as one of the
2012 Best Hotels in the USA by U.S. News & World Report,
finishing as the #1 Hotel in Oklahoma City and the State of Oklahoma.
The hotel remains on the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information, please visit www.skirvinhilton.com.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Hotels & Resorts, a division of The
Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 19 hotels,
resorts and other properties in 10 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: http://media.marcushotels.com
and follow the company on Facebook
Source: Marcus Hotels & Resorts
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