Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Marcus Opens 333-Room Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District, the City's First New Full-Service Hotel in Over a Decade

OMAHA, NE. August 22, 2017 - Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), and Marriott Hotels announced today the official opening of the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District in Omaha, Neb. The 333-room, 12-story hotel is the first new full-service premium hotel to open in Omaha in more than a decade. It also serves as a major anchor of the Capitol District, an upscale urban destination dining and entertainment district located in the heart of downtown Omaha. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is a minority investor in the property and is managing the new hotel.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome guests to the Omaha Marriott Downtown located in the city’s first entertainment district, the Capitol District. Led by General Manager Steve Hilton, the hotel team has spent countless hours over the past year ensuring that the Omaha Marriott Downtown is an exceptional place to stay, meet, relax, dine and celebrate,” said Joseph Khairallah, president and chief operating officer of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “The Omaha Marriott Downtown serves as a social hub for visitors and guests alike and will be the ideal venue for meetings, conventions, special events, weddings, galas and corporate gatherings. We are delighted to be a part of Omaha’s exciting new development and look forward to providing a uniquely sophisticated and urban experience for years to come.”

Redesigned Marriott

Marriott Hotels brand is in the midst of a major transformation, evolving everything from hotel design to associate training. The Omaha Marriott Downtown embodies this evolution, echoing the sentiment that guests value personalized experiences and creativity.

“We want our guests to experience forward-thinking, aesthetically pleasing spaces that help foster their inventive nature,” said Matthew Carroll, vice president of Marriott Hotels. “Marriott Hotels has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation in travel to create experiences that inspire and push our guests’ creativity. The Omaha Marriott Downtown has accomplished this and more, and we know their guests will be thrilled.”

Last year, Marriott Hotels introduced its mobile innovations global roll-out, featuring its industry-pioneering two-way chat feature, Mobile Request, on the Marriott Mobile App. The mobile innovations are all available to Omaha Marriott Downtown guests.

“Our team is ready to make sure every guest experience at the new Omaha Marriott Downtown is unforgettable. Whether guests are visiting for a business meeting, a wedding, a city-wide conference, a weekend getaway, or a college reunion, we are here to provide unparalleled and exceptional service. We are excited to open our doors and be a part of this vibrant and growing city,” said Steve Hilton, general manager of the Omaha Marriott Downtown.

The new Capitol District is located in the heart of downtown Omaha across the street from the CenturyLink Arena & Convention Center and TD Ameritrade Park, home of the NCAA College World Series and other major NCAA and regional events. The Omaha Marriott Downtown is located at 222 N. 10th Street.

For more information about the Omaha Marriott Downtown, please visit http://www.downtownomahamarriott.com/.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company's distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.

About Marriott Hotels

With nearly 550 hotels and resorts in over 55 countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. Marriott Hotels is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. To learn more, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

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