Marcus Hotels & Resorts appoints VP of F&B

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Joe Jackson will oversee catering, banquets and restaurants across Marcus Hotels & Resorts' portfolio, including the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. Photo credit: Hilton

Marcus Hotels & Resorts promoted its corporate director of food and beverage, Joe Jackson, to vice president of F&B. In the new role, Jackson will oversee catering, banquets and more than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges across the hotel owner and management company’s 21 properties.

Jackson first joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2016 as interim general manager of Mason Street Grill next to the company’s flagship property The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. The next year, the company promoted him to corporate director of F&B, where he helped create seasonal drink and dining promotions, developed new event experiences and implemented new F&B service standards.

Before beginning at Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Jackson spent 23 years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation. During his time there, he spent four years as corporate director of F&B, overseeing operations at the company’s full-service hotels and creating new F&B concepts for various properties across the company’s portfolio.

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“With more than 30 years of experience, we are confident that Joe will continue to enhance our ability to provide industry-leading food-and-beverage programming throughout our owned and managed properties,” Gregory S. Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation, said in a statement. “Joe has been a thoughtful and innovative leader in every aspect of the company’s food-and-beverage business. We look forward to his continued success in this new role.”

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