News for the Hospitality Executive
Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS),
today announced the completion of a multi-million dollar property-wide
renovation of the historic Hotel Phillips in downtown Kansas City, Mo.
“The renovation focused on maintaining the hotel’s elegant Art Deco design elements while adding the high-quality amenities that today’s travelers expect. The newly renovated Hotel Phillips reflects the vibrant feel of Kansas City in the 1930’s, coupled with the modern-day excitement of 21st century city life,” said Chris Anderson, senior vice president, sales, marketing and brand development of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
Anderson said the renovation was part of the company’s focus on continually maintaining and enhancing its properties. “This is the fifth historic property we have renovated. The successful restoration of landmark properties requires specialized knowledge and expertise that we have developed over the past 50 years. Investing in our existing properties is a hallmark of our company, and one of the reasons why many of our hotels are the premier property in their market,” said Anderson.
The Hotel Phillips welcomes visitors with dramatic exterior lighting designed to accentuate the hotel’s historic stone detailing. Inside, the lobby opens to reveal inlaid marble floors and pillars, walnut and wrought iron accents, and etched glass and brass light fixtures, also seen throughout other areas of the hotel. The statue of Dawn, a golden angel figure, overlooks the lobby and ties together all of the elements throughout the expansive hotel.
The international company Duncan·Miller·Ullmann was the design firm for the project.
Hotel Phillips opened in 1931 as the city’s most elegant hotel. Today it retains that beautiful distinctive Art Deco elegance that is now combined with the ambience of a European-style hotel. It features unparalleled guest services and amenities. Hotel Phillips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized in Southern Living, Food & Wine and The Wall Street Journal. Reservations can be made by calling 877-704-5341. For more information, visit www.hotelphillips.com.
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), 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: www.marcushotels.com.
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®, is the sixth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 684 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.marcuscorp.com.
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