The Marcus Corp. appointed Michael R. Evans president of its Marcus Hotels & Resorts division. Evans brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to his new role, including significant stints with MGM Resorts International and Marriott International.
Most recently, Evans served as CEO of Apex Capital Ventures, a real estate company in Las Vegas focused on the development and acquisition of hotels and resorts. Earlier in his career, he spent nine years with MGM Resorts International as COO of MGM Hospitality and as EVP, global development. Before that, Evans spent 10 years in leadership positions at Marriott International, including as SVP of international hotel development in London, VP of hotel development for Asia/Pacific in Hong Kong and VP of global asset management in Washington, D.C.
“Michael brings to Marcus Hotels & Resorts a broad base of experience in developing and operating leading hotels and resorts in gateway cities and prime destinations in the United States, Asia and Europe,” Gregory S. Marcus, president/CEO of The Marcus Corp., said in a statement. “With his strong interpersonal skills, global perspective, legal training and knowledge of the financial markets and hotel valuation methodologies, Michael has exceptional vision and instincts when setting development strategies and analyzing prospective deals and opportunities.”
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in the United States.