Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Earns Eight Spots on U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best Hotels in the USA

  Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Earns Eight Spots on U.S. News & World Report’s
  List of Best Hotels in the USA

    Hotels in Bloomington, Columbus, Kansas City, Lake Geneva, Las Vegas,
              Milwaukee and Oklahoma City receive high rankings

Business Wire

MILWAUKEE -- February 5, 2013

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS),
today announced that eight of its hotels across the United States earned
recognition as Best Hotels in their respective cities and states by U.S. News
& World Report. The 2013 Best Hotels are calculated based on the aggregate
opinion of travel experts and guests expressed through awards, recommendations
and ratings.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts properties that were recognized as Best Hotels in
their respective cities and states include:

  *The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ranked #1 in Best Milwaukee
    Hotels and #2 in Best Wisconsin Hotels.
  *Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ranked #1 in both Best Oklahoma
    City Hotels and Best Oklahoma Hotels for the second consecutive year.
  *The InterContinental Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ranked #3 in Best
    Milwaukee Hotels and #5 in Best Wisconsin Hotels.
  *Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, ranked #7 in Best
    Wisconsin Hotels.
  *The Westin Columbus in Columbus, Ohio, ranked #4 in Best Columbus Hotels
    and #9 in Best Ohio Hotels.
  *Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, Missouri, ranked #7 in Best Kansas City
    Hotels and #19 in Best Missouri Hotels.
  *Hilton Minneapolis/ Bloomington in Bloomington, Minnesota, ranked #9 in
    both Best Minneapolis – St. Paul Hotels and Best Minnesota Hotels.
  *The Platinum Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, ranked #18 in both Best Las
    Vegas Hotels and Best Nevada Hotels.

“It is truly an honor for eight of our properties to be recognized as the best
hotels in their respective cities and states,” said Kirk A. Rose, president of
Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “We are extremely proud that our operational
excellence and customer commitment has set these distinctive full-service
hotels apart. We strive to provide our guests with superior service, and it’s
due to the exceptional efforts of our associates that we have achieved these
high-level national recognitions.”

To create this year's rankings, U.S. News factored in the prominence of
industry awards a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel
experts and guests. In total, 1,639 U.S. luxury hotels and 273 Caribbean
hotels were analyzed for the 2013 rankings. Only a fraction of these scored
high enough to be named Best Hotels by U.S. News.

"This is our third year ranking hotels, and the bar continues to climb for
luxury properties," said Chad Smolinski, vice president of rankings and
reviews at U.S. News & World Report. "Desirable amenities and hotel loyalty
programs will no longer suffice. People are seeking hotels that go above and
beyond to give their guests an unforgettable experience. Hotels that
consistently meet the high expectations of experts and travelers are
recognized in our rankings."

The U.S. News rankings of the 2013 Best Hotels can be found online here:

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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 historicrenovations. 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
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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 fifth largest
theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 687
screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska,
North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, visit the company’s web site at

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increasing depreciation expenses, reduced operating profits during major
property renovations, and preopening and start-up costs due to the capital
intensive nature of our businesses; (3) the effects of adverse economic
conditions in our markets, particularly with respect to our hotels and resorts
division; (4) the effects of adverse weather conditions, particularly during
the winter in the Midwest and in our other markets; (5) the effects on our
occupancy and room rates of the relative industry supply of available rooms at
comparable lodging facilities in our markets; (6) the effects of competitive
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