Marcus Hotels & Resorts adds Carl Dees as VP of operations

The Hilton Milwaukee City Center, a property in Marcus Hotels & Resorts' portfolio. Photo credit: Hilton

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a hotel owner and management company and a division of The Marcus Corporation, appointed Carl Dees as VP of operations.

Carl Dees. Photo credit: Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Dees joins Marcus Hotels & Resorts from Crescent Hotels & Resorts, where he most recently served as VP of operations for the third-party hotel management company. His tenure with Crescent Hotels & Resorts began in 2006 after he joined the company as GM of the Livonia Marriott in Livonia, Mich. He then moved on to become GM of The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta and was promoted to regional director of operations in 2011. His 35-year hospitality career also includes positions with HEI Hotels & Resorts, Interstate Hotels & Resorts and Richfield Hospitality.

“We are excited to welcome Carl to our executive team,” Michael Swasey, SVP of operations for Marcus Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. “Carl’s deep industry knowledge and drive for operational excellence will support our expansion efforts as we continue to grow our portfolio across the United States.”


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Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, resorts, historic properties and branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands, and the company has launched hotel food & beverage concepts through its Marcus Restaurant Group, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time Pub & Grill and The SafeHouse.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries. In addition to its lodging division, its theatre division, Marcus Theatres, is the fourth-largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 895 screens at 69 locations in eight states.

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