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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts’ Properties Win 2016 Pinnacle Award as Best Hotels and Resorts among Destinations and Services for Meeting Professionals

The Pfister Hotel and Grand Geneva Resort & Spa recognized for outstanding service for meetings and events

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 28, 2016-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that two of its owned and managed properties have received the 2016 Pinnacle Award. The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis. and Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. have been recognized by readers of Successful Meetings as two 2016 Pinnacle Award winners in the best hotels/resorts (overall) category in the Midwest region.

Presented annually by Northstar Meeting Group’s Successful Meetings brand, The Pfister Hotel and Grand Geneva Resort & Spa were recognized by decision-makers for planning meetings, events, conferences and incentive programs in the U.S. and worldwide. Each property earned the 2016 Pinnacle Award for its outstanding job in servicing meetings, trade shows and conventions, as well as incentive travel programs. The Pfister Hotel and Grand Geneva Resort & Spa are part of an elite group of establishments that have been recognized with this annual award.

The Pfister Hotel, a AAA Four Diamond property and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, is one of the Midwest’s premier luxury hotels and has been an iconic landmark in Milwaukee, Wis. for over 120 years. The property features 307 guest rooms and suites, WELL Spa + Salon and over 25,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The Pfister Hotel has a tradition of gracious service and impeccable style that is beloved by all of its guests.

The award-winning, all-season AAA Four Diamond Grand Geneva Resort & Spa features expansive views and luxury service for its guests. The 1,300-acre property includes two championship 18-hole golf courses, a three-chair/18-run ski and snowboard facility, WELL Spa + Salon, and 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. The resort offers a variety of dining options and expansive indoor and outdoor meeting facilities as well as an array of wellness offerings and outdoor activities.

“We are honored to be recognized among meeting professionals and decision makers for providing extraordinary service and experiences for our partners. This is a testament to our dedicated associates who strive to make each meeting and event memorable and unique,” said Joseph Khairallah, chief operating officer of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

“On behalf of Northstar and the unrivaled audience of meeting planners and suppliers we are proud to represent, I congratulate The Pfister Hotel and Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and all of the organizations and venues who have been recognized for their outstanding efforts during the previous year,” said David Blansfield, executive vice president and group publisher for Northstar Meetings Group. “The winners of the 2016 Pinnacle Awards are truly at the top of their game.”

Readers of Successful Meetings voted for the winners of the Pinnacle Awards via online ballots and provided feedback based on their professional experiences worldwide with their top hotels, conference centers and convention and visitors’ bureaus.

All winners will be listed in Successful Meetings’ annual Pinnacle Registry, published in August 2016 and online.

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About Northstar Meetings Group

The Northstar Meetings Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the business events market, including full-time meeting planners, as well as senior corporate, association and not-for-profit decision-makers and incentive professionals who plan nearly 2 million meetings annually. Through its leading brands – Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Incentive and Meetings News – the Northstar Meetings Group is committed to identifying and informing meeting and event professionals, facilitating not only their continuing professional development but also providing data, digital, events and print services in support of their planning and investment decisions. For more information, please visit

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

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

Source: Marcus Hotels & Resorts

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