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Richard R. Robbins, Jr. Appointed as General Manager of the 372-room
Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia

The Hotel is Managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Owned by Carey
Watermark Investors, The Arden Group and Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Atlanta, Ga., January 23, 2013 -
Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Richard R. Robbins, Jr. has been appointed general manager of the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North hotel in Atlanta, Ga.  Robbins has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry.  The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North is managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts. The hotel is owned by Carey Watermark Investors, The Arden Group and Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Robbins will be responsible for overseeing the general operations of the 372-room hotel, as well as the upcoming $14 million renovation of the hotel’s guestrooms and public spaces.  The extensive renovations are expected to be completed in early 2014.  Robbins joins Marcus Hotels & Resorts with a strong background in the Atlanta market, having previously served as the executive director for the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association and as the director of operations for the Sheraton Colony Square Hotel in Atlanta.

Most recently, Robbins was general manager of the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Resort & Spa in Melbourne, Fla.  He began his career with Hyatt Hotels as an executive assistant manager at the Hyatt Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., and later at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind.  After leaving Hyatt, Robbins served as a managing director, director of operations, general manager and area general manager for other top management companies including Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Richfield Hospitality and HEI Hotels & Resorts.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rick to Marcus Hotels & Resorts as the general manager of the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.  His extensive experience in the hotel industry and with several top management brands makes him the ideal candidate to lead this property through its renovations, and beyond,” said Kirk Rose, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.  “Rick understands all facets of the industry – from strategic planning and finance to sales and marketing.  He knows how to please guests and drive revenues.  He will be a strong leader for our team at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.”

Robbins graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on finance.

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About the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North is less than 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta and its major attractions. Situated on a private lake, the hotel is located within the Concourse Corporate Center at the intersection of I-285 and GA 400. The 372-room upscale, full-service hotel includes 20,000 square feet of meeting space, an amphitheater style learning center and boardroom, banquet facilities, restaurant, lounge, fitness center, gift shop, outdoor pool and 338 parking spaces.

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Carey Watermark Investors

Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated is a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that was formed to make investments primarily in the lodging and lodging-related sectors.

The Arden Group
The Arden Group acquires, develops and manages full-service hotels and office properties in major U.S. markets where demand is proven but assets remain undervalued.  Arden Group acquired its interest in the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North through Arden Real Estate Partners I, LLC, a discretionary real estate fund launched in April 2012.  Since its founding in 1989, Arden Group has purchased or developed more than $1.5 billion of real estate.  Arden Group's property and asset management division has managed more than $5 billion of assets.

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).

About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 Marcus Corporation’s theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, currently owns or manages 687 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at

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