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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names Susan Madsen General Manager of the Cornhusker, a Marriott Hotel, in Lincoln, Neb.

Nebraska native to oversee landmark Lincoln property

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2015-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced Nebraska native Susan Madsen has been appointed general manager of The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, Neb. Madsen brings her extensive hospitality experience and a longtime career with Marriott hotels to Lincoln’s newly renovated premier property.

Susan Madsen, GM, The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel (Photo: Business Wire)

Susan Madsen, GM, The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel (Photo: Business Wire)

Madsen joins Marcus Hotels & Resorts from the Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown/Old Market, where she served as general manager since 2008. Prior to her position in Omaha, she served as general manager of the Kansas City Airport Marriott Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Prior to her general manager roles, Madsen served as director of operations for the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. She has also served in various human resources and sales roles for Marriott International and served as regional manager of sales and marketing at the Marriott Worldwide Reservation Center.

“Susan’s extensive background in management and human resources will be a valuable asset to The Cornhusker hotel. Susan’s business and community relationships in Nebraska make her a great fit for overseeing one of the state’s most prominent hotels. She will be a welcome addition to the Lincoln community and our hotel management team,” said Joseph Khairallah, chief operating officer of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Madsen has held many leadership positions in the following organizations: Greater Kansas City Hotel Lodging Association, SKAL International, Metropolitan Hospitality Association, Nebraska Hotel Motel Association, Old Market Business Association Board Member (Omaha) and Omaha Public School Career Advisory Board.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts and its subsidiary, MCS Capital, acquired The Cornhusker hotel in September 2012 as part of a joint venture with a fund affiliate of LEM Capital of Philadelphia. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is the majority owner.

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About The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown Lincoln just minutes from the historic Haymarket District, The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel, has proudly served Nebraska’s capital city for almost 90 years. Having completed an $11 million renovation in September 2014, the hotel’s newly renovated amenities include 290 refurbished guest rooms and 10 luxurious suites, 46,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a revitalized lobby and a Marriott great room offering style, comfort, convenience, complimentary Wi-Fi and the latest technologies for the savvy traveler. Guests can grab a perfectly paired bite and brew at The Miller Time Pub & Grill, Lincoln’s go-to restaurant for a power lunch, happy hour or cheering on Husker sports. To keep up with the latest Cornhusker happenings, find the hotel on Facebook (, follow it on Twitter (@thecornhuskerh) or visit:

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).

About The Marcus Corporation

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its Marcus Hotels & Resorts division, The Marcus Corporation’s theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, currently owns or manages 681 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at

Source: The Marcus Corporation

For Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Jessica Vollrath Huebner
(414) 221-0218

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