Marcus Hotels & Resorts' laundry-focused business unit, Wisconsin Hospitality Linen Service, completed a $2.3-million expansion that will enable it to double its current capacity.
WHLS provides commercial laundry services for Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ Wisconsin properties, as well as for other hotels in the Midwest.
"WHLS currently processes approximately 10 million pounds of linen each year, including sheets, towels and restaurant linens," said Tom Mason, SVP of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, who oversees WHLS operations. "The new equipment, including an additional washer, dryers and finishing lines, will position us to double our capacity over the next five years."
WHLS has been the area leader in commercial laundry services for the hospitality industry for over 20 years. The business was founded by Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 1995 and has operated at its current 32,000-square-foot facility near the Milwaukee airport since 2001.
“Many hotels prefer to outsource their laundry services to a third party. As the only central laundry facility in the area that is owned and operated by a hospitality company, we understand the needs and challenges of the industry,” Mason said.
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 premium branded and independent first-class hotels.