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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names Kevin Karau General Manager of Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wis.

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 30, 2014-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Kevin Karau has been appointed general manager of Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wis. In his new role, Karau 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, the 50,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor waterpark, 225 suites, meeting spaces and family barbeque restaurant.

Karau joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2013 as director of operations for Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark’s sister property, 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. Prior to that role, he served as general manager of Mountain Lodge in Snowshoe, W.Va., and general manager of the Aspen/Snowmass region under ResortQuest International, one of the largest vacation rental management companies in the U.S. Karau’s experience also includes working for Intrawest Resorts, serving as director of lodging of Portofino Island Resort & Spa in Pensacola Beach, Fla. and hotel manager of Snowshoe Resort in Snowshoe, W.Va. He also served 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.

“Kevin has a deep knowledge of resort destination condo properties, which will make him an ideal manager for Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark. With over 20 years of destination resort hospitality experience, I know Kevin will use his strong foundation to continue to position Timber Ridge as one of the leading destination getaways in the Midwest,” said Thomas F. Kissinger, interim president, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and senior executive vice president, The Marcus Corporation.

Karau has actively participated in many industry organizations including the Florida Lodging Association, The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, Vacation Rental Managers Association and the Snowshoe Resort Master Association Committee.

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About Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark

The family-friendly Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark is located in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property offers a collection of 225 expansive one and two-bedroom suites that are equipped with whirlpool baths, private balconies and spacious living rooms. Full kitchens, which boast full-sized refrigerators, stove-top burners, dishwashers and double sinks, provide complete comfort for families. The lodge also offers its signature 50,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor aquatic wonderland, Moose Mountain Falls – the area’s only Waterpark – as well as a 3,600-square-foot arcade, 3,500-square-foot ballroom and a family barbeque restaurant. For more information, please visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 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: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

Source: Marcus Hotels & Resorts

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