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Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents. - Jo March; Little Women
Happy Holiday from Marcus Hotels and Resorts
Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel and Linda Gulrajani


Among the traditional holiday celebrations, at Marcus Hotels & Resorts we are also celebrating Saint Kate, the patron saint of artists and the name of our newest hotel, in Milwaukee. Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel has been awarded not ONE, but TWO, Silver Adrian Awards from HSMAI – one for the hotel’s website and the other for the Saint Kate art app (available for Apple and Android devices). Both were created in-house by Marcus Hotel’s marketing and technology teams. And that’s not all! Our own Linda Gulrajani, VP Revenue Strategy & Distribution, was also chosen by HSMAI as one of the “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing and Revenue Optimization”. That’s THREE HSMAI Awards to wrap up 2019, and the decade. Just a few of the wonderful gifts we are celebrating this holiday season.


As reported by Lodging Magazine, the hospitality industry is ever-evolving with new technology, research, operating efficiencies, and new leadership. Women are making their mark and paving the way in our industry in big ways. Erin Levzow, VP Marketing, was highlighted in Lodging in “18 Women Paving the Way in Hospitality”.

Additionally, Andrea Foster, SVP Development has been appointed the 2020 Chair of American Hotel & Lodging Association’s 3rd annual ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality event, June 24-25, 2020.

Erin Levzow & Andrea Foster
SafeHouse Voted Coolest Place for Kids


We are also excited to share that SafeHouse, our spy-themed restaurant, bar, and entertainment venue with locations in Milwaukee and Chicago, has been named by Time Magazine as “Coolest Places for Kids 2019”. Abound with fun experiences, reveals, gadgets, puzzles, spy history, a magician, a secret entry password, a special agent exit doorway – oh and let’s not forget, a top-rated burger, other delicious and fun nosh, and spy-cialty cocktails for the adults. SafeHouse is a place to bring out the inner child in us all.


Add a little cheer[s] to your holiday with our custom cocktail, created by The Pfister Hotel (home of Blu)’s Beverage Manager and Sommelier, Erik Mulberry, which we’ve named the Milwaukee Mule-tide. It is a wintery twist on a classic Moscow Mule, incorporating flavors of cranberry, ginger, and rosemary. Use vodka for a classic, refreshing element; substitute with blanco tequila or your favorite gin for a more botanical flavor profile. Here’s how to bring this classic twist home for your holiday:
– 1 1/2 oz. vodka
– 1/2 oz. simple syrup
– 1/2 oz. lime juice
– 1/2 oz. cranberry juice
– 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves (torched, for enhanced aroma)
– 4-5 nickel sized slices of ginger
Combine ginger, rosemary and vodka in a shaker tin and muddle well. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice. Shake vigorously and empty into a rocks glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and some fresh cranberries. Enjoy the Mule-tidings!

Milwaukee Mule-tide
Did you know?

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the release of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, about the four spirited March sisters, which is as relevant in theme and tone today as it was when it was first published. In addition to being raised by transcendentalist parents, educator Amos Bronson Alcott and social worker Abigail May, family friends of Louisa May Alcott included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and the feminist and journalist Margaret Fuller. Mark Ambrose said, “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future”, and Jim Rohn wrote, “You become like the five people you spend the most time with. Choose carefully.” Louisa May Alcott certainly chose well. The remake of the movie Little Women is in theatres Christmas Day.

Andrea Foster

Contact Andrea Foster, SVP, Development, if you are interested in discussing third party management & investment opportunities.

414.905.1269  |  andreafoster@marcushotels.com

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Named one of the “Most Trustworthy Companies in America” by Forbes Magazine, The Marcus Corporation, the parent company of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MCS). Founded in 1935 by Ben Marcus, The Marcus Corporation has two operating divisions: Marcus Theatres® and Marcus® Hotels & Resorts. The company’s theatre division is the fourth largest motion picture circuit in the U.S. The company entered the lodging business in 1962 with its purchase of the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Today, the company is in its third generation of family leadership led by Gregory S. Marcus, president and CEO. Now with more than 50 years of expertise in hotel management, turnarounds, development, and historic renovations, the company’s diverse portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center convention hotels, premium brands, upscale resorts, and independent and branded first-class hotels.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts and MCS Capital, The Marcus Corporation’s hotel investment subsidiary, continue to seek management contracts. Led by a strong team of experienced development experts and hoteliers, Marcus Hotels knows what hotel owners want and need, and meet those expectations with accounting, legal, IT, human resources, operations, marketing, and sales expertise already in place. As a leading national hotel management company, Marcus Hotels & Resorts is a proven partner that adds a fresh perspective to any hotel’s bottom line.

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