Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Appoints Joseph Khairallah to Chief Operating Officer and Jeff Peterson to Vice President of

  Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Appoints Joseph Khairallah to Chief Operating
  Officer and Jeff Peterson to Vice President of Operations

Business Wire

MILWAUKEE -- September 23, 2013

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS),
today announced that Joseph Khairallah has been appointed chief operating
officer and Jeff Peterson has joined the company as vice president of

Joseph Khairallah (Photo: Business Wire)

Joseph Khairallah (Photo: Business Wire)

A seasoned hospitality veteran, Khairallah began a 30-year career with Hyatt
Hotels in 1983 at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York, N.Y. and has worked in
various locations and roles for the global hospitality company. In his most
recent role as vice president of rooms, spa and security for Hyatt Americas
Group, Khairallah supported 383 hotels and was directly responsible for the
oversight of 155 properties, playing a lead role in opening the new luxury
Andaz Maui at Wailea resort in Wailea, Hawaii. Additionally, he oversaw the
operations of 30 existing spas and was instrumental in preparing for the
opening of 10 new spas within the Hyatt portfolio. Other highlights during his
tenure with Hyatt include serving as vice president of rooms for the company’s
international group, where he was responsible for 115 hotels throughout the
globe, and general manager of the Hyatt Regency in Montreal where he oversaw a
multi-million dollar rebranding and renovation of the property. Khairallah
graduated from the prestigious Istitut Haulot in Brussels, Belgium, with a
hotel management degree.

Peterson joins Marcus Hotels & Resorts with 18 years of hospitality industry
experience in a variety of roles at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He joined Hyatt
in 1991 as director of finance and most recently served as vice president,
corporate transactions/global asset management, where he was responsible for
asset management and execution of financial transactions involving Hyatt’s
existing hotel real estate assets, joint ventures and management agreements.
Most recently, Peterson served as chief financial officer of Ticketmaster
Resale, a division of Ticketmaster/Live Nation, the second largest company in
the online resale ticket industry. Peterson, a CPA, began his career in public
accounting at the international accounting firm, KPMG. He graduated from the
University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He serves on
the Board of Directors as treasurer of Have Dreams, a non-for-profit that
delivers direct services to children and young adults with autism.

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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
latest news and updates, please visit: and
follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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 685
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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