The Marcus Corporation named Joseph S. Khairallah president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
Khairallah joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2013 as COO. In 2014 he assumed day-to-day oversight for the hotel division and became a member of The Marcus Corporation executive management committee.
“Joe has built an organization focused on operational excellence, profitability, quality and integrity,” Greg Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation, said in a statement. “Under his leadership, the hotel division has enjoyed strong financial performance while continuing its unwavering commitment to exceptional guest service. We look forward to the continued success of the hotel division.”
Khairallah served 30 years with Hyatt Hotels, where he was VP of rooms, spa and security for Hyatt’s Americas Group, with responsibility for 155 properties, including 40 spas. Prior to that, he was VP of rooms for Hyatt’s international operations for five years, where he oversaw 120 hotels in 44 countries. He began his tenure with Hyatt in 1983 at the Grand Hyatt New York.
Khairallah is a native of Lebanon, graduated from the prestigious Haulot Institute in Belgium and has studied six languages. He and his wife Susan have three teenage boys.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation, owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and branded and independent hotels.