On Your Marc by Marcus Hotels and Resorts


A hot topic in the hospitality industry is the importance of labor, and much discussion has taken place at recent industry conferences about sourcing, developing and retaining associates in hotels across the country. Andrea Foster spoke about Marcus' efforts in this area during the Lodging Industry Investment Council roundtable in June, as shared in this article by Hotel News Now, specifically noting our increased focus on health and wellness initiatives, such as healthier dining options in our associate dining rooms (which we call "Family Rooms") and discounts on insurance premiums. Steve Martin, Marcus' VP of Human Resources, was also interviewed by Hotel News Now and shared our successful recruiting strategies for opening new hotels.


One thing we know at Marcus is that we are "people pleasing people" and to do this effectively - day in and day out - we need our associates to be super troupers (as they sing in Mamma Mia!). Thus, we are committed to providing our associates with Family Rooms: areas where they can relax, reconnect with each other, and enjoy a nutritious meal all while rejuvenating their bodies and spirits. We have rolled these out in some of our properties already - in what were formally called "associate cafeterias" - and will be rolling them out in additional properties going forward.


We have also created new breakfast standards that will be available for group events at several of our hotels - focused on current trends and healthful selections, integrating options that allow for personal preference which has a high value for those who are conscientious of what they are consuming. A couple of the new options are deconstructed offerings so guests can build-and-garnish to their own preferences and tastes, and superfood options for a healthy get-go to the day.

Did you know?

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is the second movie in the Mamma Mia! series and has its roots in hospitality, as it is set at the mother- (Donna, played by Meryl Streep) and-daughter (Sophie, played my Amanda Seyfried) duo's bed & breakfast in Skopelos, Greece. The movie was written around songs by the 1970s era band, ABBA.

Andrea Foster

Contact Andrea Foster, SVP, Development, if you are interested in discussing third party management & investment opportunities.

414.905.1269  |  andreafoster@marcushotels.com

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Named one of the “Most Trustworthy Companies in America” by Forbes Magazine, The Marcus Corporation, the parent company of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MCS). Founded in 1935 by Ben Marcus, The Marcus Corporation has two operating divisions: Marcus Theatres® and Marcus® Hotels & Resorts. The company’s theatre division is the fourth largest motion picture circuit in the U.S. The company entered the lodging business in 1962 with its purchase of the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Today, the company is in its third generation of family leadership led by Gregory S. Marcus, president and CEO. Now with more than 50 years of expertise in hotel management, turnarounds, development, and historic renovations, the company’s diverse portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center convention hotels, premium brands, upscale resorts, and independent and branded first-class hotels.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts and MCS Capital, The Marcus Corporation’s hotel investment subsidiary, continue to seek management contracts. Led by a strong team of experienced development experts and hoteliers, Marcus Hotels knows what hotel owners want and need, and meet those expectations with accounting, legal, IT, human resources, operations, marketing, and sales expertise already in place. As a leading national hotel management company, Marcus Hotels & Resorts is a proven partner that adds a fresh perspective to any hotel’s bottom line.

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