MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced longtime hospitality veteran Bob Megazzini has been appointed general manager of The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, Neb. In his new role, Megazzini will oversee all operations of the newly revitalized 300-room property and further strengthen its reputation as the premier downtown hotel in Nebraska’s capital city.
Megazzini began his 30-year career with Marriott in 1984 as a station attendant at the Springfield Marriott in Springfield, Mass. From there, he quickly moved into management positions, including food production manager and later chef at Boston Copley, and executive chef at the Newport Rhode Island Marriott, the Ipswich Country Club, Harvard Business School and Philadelphia Airport Marriott. He also served as executive sous chef and director of restaurant operations for the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and served as director of food and beverage and director of hotel operations at Lexington’s Griffin Gate Resort. In 2003, Megazzini became the general manager of the Detroit Livonia Marriott and in 2007 he was promoted to his most recent position as general manager of the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center.
“Bob is a highly regarded executive in the hotel industry and will bring exceptional leadership and expertise to The Cornhusker. We are excited to have someone of Bob’s caliber oversee the final stages of our property renovations and promote the significant changes and improvements we have made to one of Nebraska’s most prominent hotels. I have no doubt he will be a great asset to our hotel management team as he continues to position The Cornhusker as a leader in its market,” said Thomas F. Kissinger, interim president, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and senior executive vice president, The Marcus Corporation.
“I am excited to start my new chapter at The Cornhusker,” said Megazzini. “The Cornhusker Hotel has been a part of the Lincoln community for many years, and I look forward to continuing to provide the high-quality hospitality our Marriott guests and other travelers visiting Lincoln have come to expect.”
Megazzini is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant and travel administration. He has held many civic positions in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been recognized for his outstanding leadership. He has served on the Boards of Junior Achievement Cleveland and the Cleveland Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). He has also served on the Cleveland CVB sales committee, Marriott Business Councils, Children’s Miracle Network Advisory Council and Cleveland First Impressions Committee. He was recognized as General Manager of the Year for the Ohio Lodging Association (OHLA) Cleveland in 2010 and General Manager of the Year OHLA Ohio in 2011 and received the Chairman’s Award for Leadership – Marriott Business Councils in 2012.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts and its affiliate, MCS Capital, acquired The Cornhusker hotel in September 2012 as part of a joint venture with a fund affiliate of LEM Capital of Philadelphia. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is the majority owner.
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About The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel
Located in the heart of downtown Lincoln just minutes from the historic Haymarket District, The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel, has proudly served Nebraska’s capitol city for almost 90 years. With 290 guest rooms and 10 luxurious suites within easy walking distance of the University of Nebraska campus, Memorial Stadium, the State Capitol, the Pershing Center and the new Pinnacle Bank Arena, The Cornhusker is the premier downtown destination for business and leisure travelers. Take advantage of the hotel’s newly renovated amenities including 46,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and complimentary Wi-Fi in all spaces– or grab a perfectly paired bite and brew at The Miller Time Pub & Grill, take a dip in the heated indoor pool, hit the gym and more. To keep up with the latest Cornhusker happenings, find the hotel on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thecornhuskermarriott) or follow it on Twitter (@thecornhuskerh).
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 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: http://media.marcushotels.com 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 685 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 www.marcuscorp.com.