Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Receives AAA Four-Diamond Status for 15th Consecutive Year

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation, today announced that the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. has received AAA Four-Diamond status for the 15th consecutive year. The company's 1,300 acre resort was first honored with this recognition in 1998.

"The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa has been a part of our portfolio since 1993. Our vision for this unique property was to create an exceptional guest experience built on high-quality service and outstanding hospitality," said Gregory S. Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation. "Today, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa continues to offer the latest in technology, dining and relaxation over its 62,000 square feet of functional space. I am very proud of this honor as it is a true testament to our associates' ongoing dedication to providing extraordinary service to their guests."

The AAA Four-Diamond status is North America's premier hotel rating program. In order to achieve ranking, properties must meet 27 essential requirements focusing on cleanliness, comfort, security, and safety. All AAA-rated properties demonstrate the strict quality guidelines necessary for AAA approval. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa ranks in the 95th percentile of all 31,000 AAA Approved and Diamond-Rated hotels for 2012.

Other properties in the Marcus Hotels & Resorts portfolio that have received AAA Four-Diamond status include The Pfister Hotel, in Milwaukee, Wis., the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Okla. and the Westin Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. Most recently, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, located in Milwaukee, Wis. was awarded AAA Four-Diamond status for the first time in August 2011. The award comes after a multi-million dollar renovation of the hotel's guestrooms, lobby area, public spaces, fitness center and more. For more information on AAA Four-Diamond criteria, please visit

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About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus, owns or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in nine states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historical 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 visit:

About The Marcus Corporation

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., The Marcus Corporation is 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(R), is the sixth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 694 screens at 56 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, visit the company's web site at .

SOURCE: The Marcus Corporation