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Katie Neufeld Named General Manager of the Crowne Plaza Northstar
Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minn., May 26, 2008….Marcus Hotels and Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Katie Neufeld has been named general manager of the Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel, located in the Northstar Center in downtown Minneapolis. In her new position, Neufeld will be responsible for overseeing all guest service operations, including front desk, reservations, food and beverage, housekeeping, marketing and sales. She will also oversee a $5 million renovation project, which includes remodeling the 223 guest rooms, a new and expanded Executive Club Lounge and enhancements to the lobby areas.
“An experienced and savvy general manager is one of the most important elements to the success of a hotel,” said Bill Otto, president of Marcus Hotels and Resorts. “We look forward to benefiting from Katie’s experience and creativity in taking this already outstanding hotel to the next level. The changes currently underway at the Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel will give the property a fresh new look and we are thrilled to have a fresh new face overseeing the renovation.” 
Neufeld has served InterContinental Hotels Group over the past 15 years in various management positions. Most recently, she was the hotel manager for the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City, where she was responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the 770-room hotel. Her career at InterContinental Hotels Group also includes management positions at Crowne Plaza properties in Chicago; Atlanta; White Plains, NY, and Kingston, Jamaica. Prior to joining InterContinental Hotels Group, Neufeld worked at several Marriott Corporation hotels. 
Neufeld holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wis., and has participated in numerous hotel management professional development programs. 
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About Marcus Hotels and Resorts
Marcus Hotels and Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in ten states, with three additional properties under development.  A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels and 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, Wisconsin, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries.  In addition to its lodging division, the company’s movie theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, owns or manages 678 screens at 56 locations in seven Midwestern states.  For more information on The Marcus Corporation, visit

Jori Hartwig
Marcus Hotels and Resorts
(414) 905-1567

Also See: Jim Waldvogel, GM Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel, Named Hotelier of the Year by the Minnesota Hotel & Lodging Association / February 2006
TrizecHahn Office Properties Renovating Minneapolis’ Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel / June 2000


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