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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names Gerald Rappaport General Manager of The Skirvin Hilton Hotel

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 1, 2015-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Gerald Rappaport has been appointed general manager of the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Gerald Rappaport (Photo: Business Wire)

Gerald Rappaport (Photo: Business Wire)

With more than 24 years of hospitality experience with Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Rappaport is an accomplished hotel operations leader and most recently served as general manager of the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, Mo. Prior to that position, he was general manager of the company’s Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wis. and served as interim general manager of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. During his time with Marcus Hotels & Resorts, he has also served as general manager of the Hilton Milwaukee and the InterContinental Milwaukee. The Skirvin Hilton Hotel is the sixth hotel he has managed for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. His career also includes serving as general manager of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee and the Sheraton Brookfield in Brookfield, Wis.

“Gerald has been a very capable leader in our organization and in the hospitality industry, overseeing renovations and operations at major properties. He is very involved in the communities in which he serves and is looking forward to his move to Oklahoma City. We know he will be a tremendous asset to the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in carrying on its tradition as the premier hotel in Oklahoma City,” said Joseph Khairallah, chief operating officer of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Rappaport attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois and is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA). Most recently, he served as a director of the Downtown Council/Community Improvement District in Kansas City, Mo. His previous professional affiliations include serving as a director and member of Lake Geneva Chamber/Convention Bureau Executive Committee, director and member of the Visit Milwaukee Executive Committee, treasurer of Milwaukee Downtown, Business Improvement District #21, director of the Greater Milwaukee Hotel and Motel Association and president of the Westown Association, Business Improvement District #5.

Rappaport and his wife are relocating to Oklahoma City in early September.

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About The Skirvin Hilton Hotel

The Skirvin Hilton Hotel 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 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 the AAA Four Diamond rating every year and received the Mayor’s Development Award for best downtown development.

The hotel features 225 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 20 one-bedroom suites, one presidential suite and 18,500 square feet of premier meeting and pre-function space. It is home to the upscale Park Avenue Grill restaurant and Red Piano lounge.

In 2013, the Skirvin was named one of the best hotel meeting destinations and received a prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings magazine. The hotel was also once again recognized as one of the 2015 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 and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@SkirvinHiltonOK).

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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