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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts’ Properties Recognized with AAA Four Diamond Award® Rating

The Pfister Hotel, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Skirvin Hilton and Hilton Milwaukee again receive AAA Four Diamond status in 2015

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2015-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that four of its owned and managed properties have again received the AAA Four Diamond Award rating in 2015. Less than four percent of 58,000 AAA- Approved hotels and restaurants receive this rating.

The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis., remains one of only 12 hotels in North America that have maintained AAA Four Diamond status for 39 consecutive years since the Diamond Ratings were first introduced in 1976. The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. maintained AAA Four Diamond status for 18consecutive years; the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Okla. received the rating for the ninth consecutive year and the Hilton Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wis. received the rating for the fifth consecutive year.

The Pfister Hotel, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Skirvin Hilton and Hilton Milwaukee are part of a select group of establishments within North America. Currently, just 1,544 hotels and 689 restaurants hold the AAA Four Diamond Rating. Hotels at this level are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high-quality surroundings, according to AAA. They typically offer an extensive array of amenities and guest services.

“We are once again honored to be recognized with the AAA Four Diamond Award rating,” said Joseph Khairallah, chief operating officer of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our staff and the extraordinary service they provide to our guests.”

“AAA is pleased to recognize The Pfister Hotel, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Skirvin Hilton and Hilton Milwaukee as Four Diamond hotels,” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings. “To maintain the exceptional standards required for this rating on a daily basis is an outstanding achievement. AAA Four Diamond establishments are attentive to guests needs and consistently deliver memorable travel and dining experiences.”

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About AAA Inspections

For 79 years AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property inspections. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA trip planning products: the AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the desktop and mobile versions of the TripTik® Travel Planner online mapping and routing tool, searchable Travel Guides on and AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA/CAA offices.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 54 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at

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

for Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Jessica Vollrath
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