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Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Completed at the Westin® Atlanta Perimeter North

Full-scale transformation inspires well-being in one of Atlanta’s most up-and-coming corporate districts, Concourse Corporate Center

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 16, 2014-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the completion of the multi-million dollar renovation of the Westin® Atlanta Perimeter North in Atlanta, Ga. The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, located within the Concourse Corporate Center, underwent a transformation of all 372 spacious guestrooms; expanded its 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space to include two additional boardrooms and a Westin Executive Club Lounge; and introduced a new full-service restaurant, Savor bar & kitchen, with Executive Chef Robert Chaffin and Restaurant Chef John Bjorge at the helm.

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Welcomes Guests with Inviting Lobby (Photo: Business Wire)

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Welcomes Guests with Inviting Lobby (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are thrilled to debut the revitalized Westin Atlanta Perimeter North to our guests and residents in the Atlanta metro area. Business and leisure travelers alike can recharge and rejuvenate while enjoying all of the Westin brand’s signature elements and amenities to inspire well-being,” said Martin van der Laan, general manager.

The hotel’s sensory-rich environment provides a respite from the rigors of travel and sets a welcoming tone. Blending organic colors and textures with Westin’s signature décor and design elements, guests are greeted with the refreshing scent of White Tea by Westin, ambient lighting and tranquil acoustics.

Organic elements from Georgia can be found throughout the hotel’s design, beginning in the lobby. As guests check-in at the front desk, glowing light seeps through panels to form an illuminated Live Oak, a modern perspective on the Georgia state tree. A striking, custom-made, signature iron sculpture, created by local artist Andrew T. Crawford, serves as the focal point. Tall floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the hotel’s picturesque views of Concourse Center’s private lake, adding to the hotel’s serene and warm atmosphere. Two communal tables draw guests into the lobby area to walk, enjoy the views and mingle with other travelers.

“Guests will notice a complete transformation of all 372 guestrooms,” added van der Laan. “Spacious guestrooms, many with spectacular lakeside views, offer tranquility and rejuvenation. All guestrooms and suites have been completely transformed with new design elements and décor, and feature the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed – an oasis of lush sheets, down pillows and patented pillow-top mattresses that cradle and contour the body for a fully restorative sleep. Guests can relax and enjoy Westin’s Heavenly® Bath, Heavenly® Shower, Heavenly® Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities.”

The hotel’s 20,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space was revamped to include two new boardrooms and a Westin Executive Club Lounge, providing added benefits and amenities for busy travelers and meeting planners alike. Custom-designed carpet inspired by Georgia’s state flower, the Cherokee Rose, covers the ballrooms, meeting spaces and pre-function areas. Modern, glass chandeliers accentuate the revitalized event space while adding an elegant, sophisticated element. “Beautiful walking trails, a spacious courtyard and complimentary parking make the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North the ideal setting for business meetings, conferences, weddings and social galas. Guests who have already experienced the renovation are very pleased with the results,” said van der Laan.

As part of the transformation, the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North has unveiled Savor bar & kitchen, a farm-to-table eatery featuring regionally-influenced dishes that utilize superior products from local vendors and farms. Dishes include fried green tomato BLT, shrimp & grits, country fried steak salad, smoked pork chop, chicken & waffles, baked Atlantic coast blue cobia and Georgia peach cheese cake. In addition to signature Southern dishes, the restaurant will feature healthy options inspired by Westin’s SuperFood program as well as offer the Westin Fresh Start® daily menu items.

Overlooking the lake at Concourse Center, Savor bar & kitchen features a large oval bar that functions as a Proudly Brewed by Starbucks® during the day and transforms to a lounge at night offering signature cocktails, craft beers and premium wines. The restaurant’s stylish, contemporary décor includes large floor-to-ceiling windows, hand-blown crystal fixtures that hang from the ceiling and fresh textures and patterns. Lakeside al fresco dining is available for guests based on the season. “Guests and surrounding businesses alike can enjoy colorful dishes and carefully crafted cocktails in a stylish environment,” said Robert Chaffin, executive chef.

Additional facilities include WestinWOROUT® fitness studio, outdoor pool and complimentary in-lobby Business Center.

“Our tranquil lakeside location, newly renovated guestrooms and public spaces and our locally-inspired dining concept will provide a peaceful oasis for travelers visiting Atlanta or the Concourse Center, which is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies. We believe this metamorphosis will make the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North the ideal destination in one of the metro area’s most popular corporate districts thanks to the Westin brand’s signature amenities and programs,” said Thomas F. Kissinger, interim president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts and senior executive vice president of The Marcus Corporation.

Visit the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North for more information at http://www.westinatlantanorth.com.

The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North is managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts. The hotel is owned by Carey Watermark Investors, The Arden Group and Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

For Westin Atlanta Perimeter North images and the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://press.marcushotels.com/?p=2571.

About the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

Located just 15 miles from downtown Atlanta, the 372-room Westin Atlanta Perimeter North is an oasis for the busy traveler. Located in the Concourse Corporate Center, home to many Fortune 500 companies, the hotel is adjacent to the Concourse Athletic Club, the fourth largest health facility in the nation. The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North full-service hotel includes 20,000 square-feet of meeting space, banquet facilities, restaurant, lounge, fitness center, gift shop, outdoor pool and 338 complimentary parking spaces. The hotel is situated two miles from Perimeter Mall and is easily accessible by MARTA, Atlanta’s rail transportation. The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North is managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts. The hotel is owned by Carey Watermark Investors, The Arden Group and Marcus Hotels & Resorts. For more information on the hotel, visit http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1022 and find the hotel on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/westinatlnorth).

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 10 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: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

About The Marcus Corporation

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., The Marcus Corporationis a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its Marcus Hotels & Resorts division, the company’s movie theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fifth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 685 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.marcuscorp.com.

Carey Watermark Investors

Established in 2010 as a joint undertaking of W. P. Carey Inc. and Watermark Capital Partners, Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated is a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in the lodging and lodging-related sectors. www.careywatermark.com

The Arden Group

The Arden Group acquires, develops and manages full-service hotels and office properties in major U.S. markets where demand is proven but assets remain undervalued. Arden Group acquired its interest through Arden Real Estate Partners I, LLC, a discretionary real estate fund launched in April 2012. This is the Fund’s second hotel acquisition this year. Since its founding in 1989, Arden Group has purchased or developed more than $1.5 billion of real estate. Arden Group's property and asset management division has managed more than $5 billion of assets. www.ardengroup.com

Source: The Marcus Corporation

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