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Marcus Hotels & Resorts Appoints Mahesh Reddy as
General Manager of the Westin Columbus in Ohio
Columbus, Ohio, January 2, 2013. . . . . Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Mahesh Reddy has been appointed general manager of the Westin Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. Reddy previously served as the general manager at the Hilton Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska. In his new role, Reddy will be responsible for managing the Westin Columbus’ exceptional guest experience and accommodations as a downtown Columbus hospitality landmark. The Westin Columbus is managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Reddy brings over 12 years of hospitality management experience to his new position, including six years of experience with Marcus Hotels & Resorts. Reddy joined the company in 2000 as the front office director at the company’s Hilton Milwaukee property.  He was promoted to rooms division director in 2002 and transferred to the company’s Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. in 2004.  Reddy left Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2006 to serve as the hotel manager at the Wyndham Northwest Chicago (currently Westin Chicago Northwest) in Chicago, Ill.

“We are pleased to welcome Mahesh back to the Marcus Hotels & Resorts family. His range of experiences, versatility and understanding of our industry make him the perfect fit for the general manager position,” said Gary Gentile, senior vice president of operations for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “Mahesh has come through the ranks and is fully prepared to take on this new role. We are confident in his leadership capabilities and excited about the value he brings to this property.”

Reddy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a master’s degree in hospitality and tourism. He received a bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science and sociology from Osmania University, India.

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About The Westin Columbus Hotel
The Westin Columbus, also known as The Great Southern Hotel since its grand beginnings in 1897, is a AAA Four-Diamond hotel located in the heart of Downtown Columbus. It is a historic landmark elegantly styled for the 21st-century traveler, located adjacent to the historic Southern Theatre and within walking distance of the Greater Columbus convention center. For more information on the latest news and updates from Westin Columbus please visit:

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

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