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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Properties Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award

The Pfister Hotel, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and The Garland Named Top Hotels and Resorts

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2018-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that three of its owned and/or managed properties were recognized as top hotels in Condé Nast Traveler’s 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Pfister Hotel, located in Milwaukee, Wis., was recognized as the #4 Top Hotel in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler readers. The iconic hotel, celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2018, is known for its gracious service, timeless elegance and represents the finest in exceptional hospitality. The hotel distinguishes itself with special features that include an internationally recognized Artist-in-Residence program that provides a working art studio to an emerging artist each year and houses an expansive Victorian art collection, the largest of its kind of any hotel in the world. The Pfister also has a “Narrator,” a writer hired to chronical the daily life and spirit of the beloved property. This is the second consecutive year the property has been named a Top Hotel in the Midwest by Condé NastTraveler readers.

The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, located in Lake Geneva, Wis., was recognized as the #6 Top Resort in the Midwest by readers. Situated on 1,300 acres in the beautiful woodlands of Lake Geneva, this all-seasons premier resort features 355 guest accommodations, including 29 luxury villas offering spacious living areas, full kitchens and furnished outdoor seating areas. From its two championship golf courses and Mountain Top ski hill, to its award-winning WELL Spa & Salon and array of fine dining options, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is the ideal Midwest vacation destination. This is the third consecutive year the property has been named a Top Resort in the Midwest by Condé NastTraveler readers.

The Garland, located in North Hollywood, Calif., was recognized as the #9 Top Hotel in Los Angeles by readers. Built in 1970 by Hollywood actress Beverly Garland and her husband, real estate developer Fillmore Crank, this sophisticated boutique hotel allows guests to relax and unwind in a secluded urban paradise that is only minutes from the excitement and thrills of LA. Now owned by the second generation of the Crank family and under the direction of youngest son James Crank, the glamorous hotel was recently reimagined and renovated with fashionable décor, a stylish restaurant showcasing the diversity of LA’s food scene and newly manicured outdoor spaces on seven tree-shaded acres. This is the fourth consecutive year the re-positioned hotel has been named a Top Hotel in LA by Condé NastTraveler readers since it’s rebirth in 2015.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognitions of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, airports and cruise lines in the world, nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

“As travel preferences continue to evolve and change, we are honored to again gain the respect of Condé Nast Traveler’s discerning readers,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation. “At Marcus Hotels & Resorts, our enriching and authentic amenities and experiences speak to both locals and visitors alike. Whether through our Artist-in-Residence programs, diverse culinary offerings or one-of-a-kind, customized packages, our guests enjoy more than just a good night’s sleep. On behalf of our many associates who create memorable experiences for our guests each day, we thank the readers of Condé Nast Traveler for their continued trust and loyalty.”

The 2018 Readers' Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler's website at and celebrated in the November issue of the publication.

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About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 21 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. 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. 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. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time Pub & Grill and The SafeHouse. For more information, please visit: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

About The Marcus Corporation

Headquartered in Milwaukee, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its lodging division, its theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 890 screens at 68 locations in eight states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at

About Condé Nast Traveler

As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen's bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 30-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and attained 3 Webby Awards in 2015. For more, visit

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