News for the Hospitality Executive
Milwaukee, Wis., February 27, 2013 - Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced Leslie Johnson has been appointed director of sales and marketing for the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wis. The company has also appointed Gerald Rappaport as general manager of Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark.
Johnson has been with Marcus Hotels & Resorts for five years in a number of capacities, including serving as director of restaurant sales and promotions for the company’s Milwaukee restaurants, director of rooms at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, and most recently, general manager of Timber Ridge.
“Leslie has been a tremendous asset to our team. I know her strong leadership abilities and more than 15 years in the lodging industry will enable her to position the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa as the premier travel destination in Wisconsin and the surrounding areas,” said Kirk A. Rose, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
The company also appointed former long-time Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ associate, Gerald Rappaport, to general manager of Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark. At Marcus Hotels, Rappaport previously served as general manager of the Hilton Milwaukee and general manager of the InterContinental Milwaukee. Prior to returning to Marcus Hotels, he was general manager of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, where he oversaw a $20 million renovation project for the 481-room, full-service city-center convention hotel.
“I am excited to welcome Gerald back to Marcus Hotels & Resorts,” said Rose. “Gerald has over 20 years of service as a general manager and his expertise in management and dedication to providing an exceptional guest experience will be a great asset to Timber Ridge. Both Leslie’s and Gerald’s knowledge and expertise make them the ideal choice for their new leadership roles at our premier flagship resort.”
The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa will be celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2013. For more information, please visit: www.grandgeneva.com and www.grandgeneva.com/anniversary. For more information on Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, please visit: http://www.timberridgeresort.com
For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.
About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-winning all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 355 guest rooms; WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/18-run ski and snowboard facility; 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; three restaurants; and a 4,100-square-foot executive airport. Grand Geneva recently completed property-wide renovations, which included improvements to all guest accommodations, the outdoor pool deck and WELL Spa + Salon, and the addition of Embers Terrace, an outdoor fireplace experience. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@Grand_Geneva).
About Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark
The family-friendly Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark is located in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property offers a collection of 225 expansive one- and two-bedroom suites that are equipped with whirlpool baths, private balconies and spacious living rooms. Full kitchenettes, which boast full-sized refrigerators, stove-top burners, dishwashers and double sinks, provide complete comfort for families. The lodge also offers its signature 50,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor aquatic wonderland, Moose Mountain Falls – the area’s only Waterpark – as well as a 3,600-square-foot arcade, 3,500-square-foot ballroom, and a family barbeque restaurant. For more information, please visit www.timberridgeresort.com and follow the lodge on Facebook and Twitter (@Timber_Ridge).
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 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).
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