Kevin Karau named general manager of Heidel House Resort & Spa;
Fenton named general manager of Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2016--
Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel management
company and division of The
Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Kevin Karau has
been named general manager of Heidel
House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wis. The company also
announced that Mark Fenton will assume the general manager role at Timber
Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wis.
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Karau comes to Heidel House Resort & Spa after serving as general
manager of Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark since 2014. In his new role,
Karau will oversee the operations of the year-round destination resort
located on Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake, including 18,000 square feet
of meeting space, 180 guestrooms, dining establishments including Grey
Rock restaurant and the award-winning Evensong Spa.
Karau joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2013 as director of operations
for the AAA Four-Diamond Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. Prior to joining
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, he served as general manager of three
beachfront hotels for Seahaven Beach Resorts in Panama City Beach, Fla.
Karau’s more than 20-year hospitality career includes general manager
roles under ResortQuest International, one of the largest vacation
rental management companies in the U.S. He also served as director of
lodging at Portofino Island Resort & Spa in Pensacola Beach, Fla. and
hotel manager of Snowshoe Resort in Snowshoe, W.Va. under Intrawest
Resorts. His prior experience includes serving as vacation rental
operations manager for WaterColor Inn and Resort in Santa Rosa Beach,
Fla., and revenue manager of the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. He
attended Belmont Abby College in North Carolina.
Fenton joins Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark after serving as
resident manager at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. In his new role, he
will oversee the operations of the only all-suite destination of its
kind in the Midwest, offering year-round family fun featuring Moose
Mountain Falls, a 50,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor waterpark, 225
suites, meeting spaces and family barbecue restaurant.
Prior to joining Marcus Hotels in 2014, Fenton was with Hyatt Hotels
Corporation for nearly 25 years. He began his hospitality career as a
corporate trainee, and was later promoted to director of rooms and
senior director of rooms at prestigious locations including the Hyatt
Waikiki Resort and Spa, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Hyatt Regency
Sacramento and Hyatt Charlotte. He graduated from Penn State University
with a degree in hotel and restaurant management and attended Les
Roches, a Swiss hotel school.
“We are confident that both Kevin and Mark will bring operational
excellence to their new properties. They are proven hospitality leaders
and will positively engage with the local communities and their
associates,” said Joseph Khairallah, chief operating officer of Marcus
Hotels & Resorts.
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Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Hotels & Resorts, a division of The
Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 19 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: http://media.marcushotels.com
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Source: The Marcus Corporation
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