MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2016--
Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and
management company and division of The
Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Steve Hilton
has been named general manager of the 333-room Omaha
Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District hotel, scheduled to open
in summer 2017. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is a minority investor and will
manage the 12-story high-rise hotel.
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Steve Hilton (Photo: Business Wire)
Hilton will oversee pre-opening and opening activities for Omaha’s
newest full-service hotel that will serve as an anchor for the Capitol
District, an upscale urban destination dining and entertainment
community located in the center of downtown Omaha. The 12-story hotel
will offer 20,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space with an
additional 16,000 square feet of pre-function space, outdoor event
space, hospitality suites, roof-top swimming pool with bar/entertainment
area, full-service restaurant and bar, Starbucks® café in the
lobby, attached parking garage and personalized concierge service.
“Steve is an accomplished hotel veteran with strong operational
excellence and a proven track record in managing and opening hotels
across the U.S. His proven leadership abilities and strong ties to the
Lincoln and Omaha communities will be an asset to both the new Omaha
Marriott Downtown hotel and the exciting Capitol District development,”
said Joseph Khairallah, president and chief operating officer of Marcus
Hotels & Resorts.
Prior to joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Hilton spent 13 years in
general manager roles for John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts in
Springfield, Mo., serving most recently as general manager of Embassy
Suites Convention Center and Courtyard by Marriott Omaha La Vista, both
in Omaha, Neb. Prior to that role, he served as general manager of
Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Neb. and Embassy Suites Charleston Convention
Center in Charleston, S.C. Hilton’s more than 20-year hospitality career
also includes general manager positions at Westin Francis Marion Hotel
in Charleston, S.C., Sheraton Capital Center in Raleigh, N.C. and
Westchase Hilton and Towers in Houston, Texas.
Hilton has played an active role in the communities in which he serves,
volunteering for organizations including Meals on Wheels, The Gathering
Place and Special Olympics. He has served as chairman for Downtown
Lincoln Association and Lincoln Visitors Bureau Travel Council, and
served on the board of directors for Sarpy County, Neb. CVB and Sarpy
County Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District, the
$205 millionCapitol District, developed by Shamrock Development, Inc.,
will include 218 luxury residential apartments, Class A office space, a
525-stall parking garage, and 90,000 square feet of retail space for
restaurants, shops and entertainment, all located around an active,
state-of-the-art plaza area that is a contemporary, modern day town
The new Capitol District is located in the heart of downtown Omaha
across the street from the CenturyLink Arena & Convention Center and TD
Ameritrade Park, home of the NCAA College World Series and other major
NCAA and regional events.
Views of the project site can be seen live at: http://www.workzonecam.com/projects/shamrock/capitaldistrict/workzonecam.
For more information the Capitol District Development, visit http://www.capitoldistrictomaha.com.
To book an event or reserve meeting space at the Omaha Marriott Downtown
at the Capital District hotel for 2017 and beyond, visit http://www.downtownomahamarriott.com
or contact LaurieNielsen-Singer@marcushotels.com.
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Hotels & Resorts, a division of The
Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 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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