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 Larry Flam Joins Marcus Hotels & Resorts
as Director of Restaurant Operations
MILWAUKEE, Wis., September 14, 2006—Marcus Hotels and Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Larry Flam had joined the company as director of restaurant operations.  In the new position, he will be responsible for restaurant concepts, menus, standards and restaurant operations consulting and support.

“A well concepted restaurant operation is an integral part of a successful property’s personality, and it must appeal to both guests and locals said Bill Otto, president of Marcus Hotels and Resorts.  “Larry has more than 20 years restaurant experience with some of the nation’s leading restauranteurs.  We have created a number of award-winning restaurants at our hotels, and we look forward to his creative input to take us to the next level.”

Flam will begin with a “full plate” of assignments, including concepting new restaurants at the Pfister and Wyndham hotels in Milwaukee, the under-restoration Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, The Platinum in Las Vegas, and the Westin Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.  He also will review the concepts and menus as well as implement enhanced operating efficiencies at the company’s 12 other managed hotels.

He began his career as a waiter in college, moving into management with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. He played a significant role in the growth of Rain Forest Café, where he was regional vice president of operations during the company’s expansion from two to 37 restaurants.  He was director of Midwest restaurant operations for the Kimpton Group where he played a major role in the conception and launch of the Atwood Café and Encore, two highly successful hotel restaurants.  Most recently he was director of operations for The N9ne Group, where he helped develop a new, upscale steakhouse concept.  

Flam holds a B.A. degree in history from the University of Illinois.  He is a member of the Riverside (Ill.) recreation board, and a board member of REEF, an educational foundation.  He is a member of Riverside’s advisory board that is overseeing the planning of the city’s new high school.

About Marcus Hotels and Resorts

Marcus Hotels and Resorts owns or manages a distinctive portfolio of 15 hotels and resorts with approximately 4,000 rooms, including two properties currently under development.  The hotels include a cross section of premium-branded hotels under such brands as Preferred Hotels, Starwood, Hilton and Intercontinental.  In addition, the company operates some of the nation’s leading independent hotels and resorts.  Marcus Hotels & Resorts has particular expertise in development, the acquisition and repositioning of full service hotels, historic hotels, large urban properties, indoor waterparks, resorts and condo-hotels.

About the Marcus Corporation

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries.  The Marcus Corporation’s movie theatre division, Marcus Theatres, owns or manages 501 screens at 44 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Ohio, and one family entertainment center in Wisconsin.  The company’s lodging division, Marcus Hotels and Resorts, owns or manages 15 hotels and resorts, including two under construction, in nine states.  For more information, visit the company’s Web site at 


Marcus Corporation

Also See: Marcus Hotels and Resorts to Purchase the Westin Columbus Hotel; Transaction Leverages Historic Hotel Experience and Expands Presence in the Midwest / March 2006
Marcus Hotels & Resorts Names Keith Halfmann Director of Project Management and Food and Beverage / February 2004

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