MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS) today announced the appointment of Michael R. Evans as president of its Marcus® Hotels & Resorts division. Evans is a proven lodging industry executive with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry with companies such as Marriott International, Inc. and MGM Resorts International.
Evans most recently served as chief executive officer of Apex Capital Ventures LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada, a real estate company focused on the development and acquisition of hotels and resorts. His career includes nine years with MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas as chief operating officer of MGM Hospitality and as executive vice president, global development. Prior to that, Evans was in leadership positions for 10 years at Marriott International, Inc., including as senior vice president, international hotel development in London, vice president, hotel development Asia/Pacific in Hong Kong, and vice president, global asset management in Washington D.C.
“Michael brings to Marcus Hotels & Resorts a broad base of experience in developing and operating leading hotels and resorts in gateway cities and prime destinations in the United States, Asia and Europe. With his strong interpersonal skills, global perspective, legal training and knowledge of the financial markets and hotel valuation methodologies, Michael has exceptional vision and instincts when setting development strategies and analyzing prospective deals and opportunities,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation. “We look forward to the continued growth and success of Marcus Hotels & Resorts under Michael’s leadership.”
Evans received a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida and a J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
About Marcus® Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time Pub & Grill and SafeHouse Restaurants. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).
About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. The Marcus Corporation’s theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 1,106 screens at 91 locations in 17 states under the Marcus Theatres, Movie Tavern® by Marcus and BistroPlexSM brands. The company’s lodging division, Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in eight states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.