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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Promotes Peggy Williams-Smith to Senior Vice President, SafeHouse Restaurants

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2016-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the promotion of Peggy Williams-Smith to senior vice president, SafeHouse Restaurants.

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Peggy Williams-Smith, Senior Vice President, SafeHouse Restaurants (Photo: Business Wire)

Peggy Williams-Smith, Senior Vice President, SafeHouse Restaurants (Photo: Business Wire)

In her new role, Williams-Smith will oversee the development of the SafeHouse brand. This news follows The Marcus Corporation’s June acquisition of the SafeHouse in Milwaukee.

“Peggy has been instrumental in creating memorable food and beverage experiences in our hotels across the country, as well as developing many successful concepts in our Marcus Restaurant Group portfolio, including the Miller Time Pub & Grill, Mason Street Grill and ChopHouse brands. Her 18 years of experience in the hospitality business and strong passion and proven expertise in creating distinctive food and beverage experiences with exceptional customer service will be a great foundation as we enhance and build the SafeHouse concept,” said Joseph Khairallah, chief operating officer of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Williams-Smith most recently served as corporate vice president of food and beverage overseeing food and beverage operations nationally, including 19 hotel properties and 40 restaurant and beverage outlets.

She joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts as a catering manager with the Hilton Milwaukee in 1997. During her career with the company, she served in a variety of positions, including director of catering for the Hilton Milwaukee and The Pfister Hotel, general manager of Brynwood Country Club, senior director of catering sales and event operations and corporate director of catering.

Williams-Smith is the current Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association of Southeastern Wisconsin and sits on the Boards of the MATC Foundation and the Vince Lombardi Charitable Foundation. She is a steering committee member of Milwaukee Women Inc. and past president of TEMPO Milwaukee. She is currently co-chairing the UPAF (United Performing Arts Fund) 2016 city-wide campaign. Williams-Smith received a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus 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: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

Source: The Marcus Corporation

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