Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Properties Recognized with AAA Four Diamond Award® Rating

  Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Properties Recognized with AAA Four Diamond Award®

The Pfister Hotel, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Westin Columbus, Skirvin Hilton
        and Hilton Milwaukee receive AAA Four Diamond Status for 2013

Business Wire

MILWAUKEE -- February 12, 2013

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS),
today announced that five of its owned and/or managed properties have received
the AAA Four Diamond Award® rating in 2013.

The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis., has maintained AAA Four Diamond status
for 37 consecutive years since the Diamond Ratings were first introduced in
1976. The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. received AAA Four
Diamond status for 16 ^ consecutive years; the Westin Columbus in Columbus,
Ohio received the rating for 17 consecutive years; the Skirvin Hilton in
Oklahoma City, Okla. received the rating for the seventh consecutive year and
the Hilton Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wis. received the rating for the third
consecutive year.

Four Diamond Award ratings are among the most well-known and respected
trademarks in the global travel industry. As part of the rating process, AAA
trained inspectors conduct unannounced on-site hotel evaluations based on
cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. A total of 1,535 hotels throughout the
U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean received the Four Diamond Rating in the
past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2013 Four Diamond Award® list.

“As travel demands continue to increase, we pride ourselves on providing the
high-quality, attentive customer service our guests have come to expect,” said
Kirk A. Rose, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “It’s an honor to have
five properties on the AAA Four Diamond Award list and a testament to our
associates’ ongoing commitment to providing extraordinary service to our

“In 2012 we celebrated 50 years of ownership of The Pfister Hotel, our
flagship property. In 2013, we will be celebrating the hotel’s 125^th
anniversary. Today, The Pfister Hotel remains one of only 13 hotels that have
maintained the Four Diamond Rating for 37 consecutive years,” added Rose.

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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

Certain matters discussed in this press release are “forward-looking
statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability
established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
forward-looking statements may generally be identified as such because the
context of such statements include words such as we “believe,” “anticipate,”
“expect” or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our
future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. Such
forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties
which may cause results to differ materially from those expected, including,
but not limited to, the following: (1) the availability, in terms of both
quantity and audience appeal, of motion pictures for our theatre division, as
well as other industry dynamics such as the maintenance of a suitable window
between the date such motion pictures are released in theatres and the date
they are released to other distribution channels; (2) the effects of
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
conditions in our markets; (7) our ability to identify properties to acquire,
develop and/or manage and the continuing availability of funds for such
development; and (8) the adverse impact on business and consumer spending on
travel, leisure and entertainment resulting from terrorist attacks in the
United States or incidents such as the recent tragedy in a movie theatre in
Colorado. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to
consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements
and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking
statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the
date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update
such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.


for The Marcus Corporation
Jessica Vollrath, (414) 221-0218
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