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Awards and Recognition
for Marcus Hotels & Resorts

(updated 6/25/13)

The Pfister Hotel

  • 38 consecutive years of AAA 4 diamond status (One of only 12 hotels that have maintained Four Diamond Rating for 38 consecutive years)
  • #1 in Best Milwaukee Hotels and #2 in Best Wisconsin Hotels – U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best Hotels in USA 2/5/13
  • Hotel with Best Services by readers of Wisconsin Meetings Magazine 1/17/13
    Blu – Best Hotel Lounge – “Best Of” Shepherd Express 2012
  • “Stars of the Industry” Award from American Hotel & Lodging Association for guest relations focus on its unique arts programming, including “Artist-In-Residence program and Pfister Narrator program 6/15/12
  • Top 25 Midwest Hotels – Conde Nast 2012 reader poll
  • Best Property Blog – Hotels Magazine, 8/31/12
  • Best Integrated Social media Campaign – Artist in Residence Program – Hotels Magazine, 8/31/12
  • Ranked among Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the US in TripAdvisor’s 10th Annual 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards
  • Mason Street Grill - Certificate of Excellence Award – Trip Advisor 2012 & 2013
  • Rated in the Top 1% of Hotels in Expedia
  • One of Wisconsin’s six lodging properties that received AAAs highest Diamond Award ratings for 2011. One of only 14 hotels in nation to have received this distinction since the inception of the award program in 1977.
  • Named among the World’s Best Places to Stay in Conde’ Nast Traveler Gold List
  • Named one of 500 Expedia Insiders Select hotels out of 130,000 hotels worldwide on Expedia
  • Artist in Residence Program 2010 - 2012
  • Travel Green Wisconsin
  • Historic Milwaukee 2009 Honoree – joint award with the Marcus Corporation
  • 2009 Preferred Hotels GIFTS Certificate of Excellent Recipient
  • WELL Spa + Salon - Certificate of Excellence Award - Trip Advisor 2013
  • Cafe at The Pfister - Certificate of Excellence Award - Trip Advisor 2013

InterContinental  Hotel – Milwaukee

  • Ranked #3 in Best Milwaukee Hotels and #5 in Best Wisconsin Hotels – U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best Hotels in USA 2/5/13
  • Kil@Wat “Best Hotel Restaurant” – Best of 2012, Shepherd Express
  • Best of Weddings 2012 by “The Knot.com”
  • Launched “Pink Rooms ” in 2010 donating $10,000 of room revenue per year to Breast Cancer Charities. InterContinental Hotels Group implemented Milwaukee’s Pink Room concept into all InterContinental hotel brands.
  • Ranked in top 10% by Trip Advisor for all Milwaukee Hotels in 2009
  • Second highest Overall Satisfaction Score from InterContinental Hotels in North America in 2009
  • 2009 Best of the Best Front Office Manager of the Year – All North America Properties
  • Travel Green Wisconsin
  • 2007 – IHG Renovation of the Year Award
  • May 2009 – second highest OSAT in North America

Skirvin Hilton Hotel

  • AAA Four Diamond rating for 8th consecutive year - 2014
  • Ranked #1 in both Best Oklahoma City Hotels and Best Oklahoma Hotels for second consecutive year by US News & World Report 2/5/13
  • Named 2012 Best Hotel in Oklahoma City and the State of Oklahoma by US News & World Report. Only four Hilton Hotels were included on this list.
  • Received the Pinnacle Awards by Successful Meetings magazine 2011 & 2012
  • Received No. 1 rank in cleanliness for guest rooms and bathrooms by Hilton Hotels in 2012
  • Convention South magazine “2011 Annual Readers Choice Award” for exhibiting excellence, creativity and professionalism in the meetings & convention industry
  • Oklahoma Magazine “Best of the Best” 2011 for Best Hotel and Best Wedding or Party Venue
  • Meetings Focus –South for “Best of the South in Excellence 2011”
  • Received No. 1 rank in cleanliness for guest rooms and bathrooms by Hilton Hotels in 2012
  • Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association Star of Industry – Community Service Award in 2010
  • Mayors’ Development Award for best downtown development in 2008
  • Top 5% of Hilton Worldwide in Voice of the Customer in 2009
  • Ranked #1 in MQI
  • Trip Advisor – “Top Business Hotel”

Grand Geneva

  • Received AAA Four Diamond rating for 17 consecutive years in 2014
  • 2013 Partnership with REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) 1/17/13
  • Ranked #7 in Best Wisconsin Hotels by U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best Hotels in the USA 2/5/13
  • Gold Key Award 2012 – Meetings and Conventions
  • Trip Advisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award for consistent high praise by travelers.
  • Conde’ Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers Poll for Top 10 Northern U.S. Golf Resorts
  • Successful Meetings Magazine’s 2012 Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Meeting Facilities in the Hotels and Conference Centers category
  • Illinois Meetings and Events Magazine Best of 2012 for Venue Outside of Chicagoland
  • One of the top award-winning golf resorts in the country
  • WELL Spa recognized as one of the Midwest’s most comprehensive spas
  • Received Meetings MidAmerica magazine’s Best of MidAmerica Award in 2011
  • Received Meetings and Convention’s Gold Tee Award in 2011
  • Received Successful Meetings magazine’s 2011 Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Meeting Facilities in the Hotels and Conference Centers category
  • Honored with the Talk of the Town Award in 2011 for Excellence in Customer Service
  • Recognized with Gold Certification by Elite Meetings in 2011
  • Won over 15 prestigious meeting planner awards in the past five years

Hilton Madison

  • Named best hotel by Madison Magazine in 2011
  • Serves as official headquarters hotel for the city of Madison since opening
  • 2009- Planners Choice Awards by Meeting News
  • 2011 WI Bride Magazine- Best place for rooms
  • 2010 Best Hotels by Midwest Magazines- Best of  Meetings
  • 2007-2011 Madison Magazine  Best of Business
  • 2008-2011- In Business Executive Choice Awards – Best Hotel
  • 2004-2010 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
  • 2008-2011 AAA Executive Choice Award
  • 2008 Marcus Hotels and Resorts Tower of Excellence
  • 2004 Hilton “Go Green” for brand standards
  • 2006, 2008 Pinnacle Awards by Successful  Meetings

Hotel Phillips

  • Ranked #7 in Best Kansas City Hotels and #19 in Best Missouri Hotels in U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best Hotels in USA 2/5/13
  • AAA Four Diamond Award for 9 straight years (2001 – 2010)
  • 2008 – KC Magazine City’s Best Hotel
  • 2006-2009 Ingram’s Magazine Silver Award for Best Hotel in KC
  • 2006-2007 City Search Best Hotel Award, Best Boutique Hotel and Best Romantic Hotel

Sheraton Four Points

  • American Girl Place Partnership for 5 years
  • Top 14 hotels in Downtown Chicago
  • Revenue Management from Starwood Complex to in house with Marcus Hotels and Resorts Director of Revenue Management
  • Achieved score of 95% for 3 years for Marcus Hotels and Resorts Internal Audit Score
  • AAA 3 diamond award for 7 years
  • Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Community Service Award 2008-In top 3 finalist list
  • Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association 2008 Green Energy Program Certification
  • 2007 Four Points Property of the Year based on all 125 other 4 Points Hotels (based on Revpar, profitability, quality assurance and loyalty metrics)
  • Marcus Hotels and Resorts Hotel of the Year 2007

Beverly Garland

  • 2012 “Community Appreciation Award” from Universal City North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
  • 2011 San Fernando Valley Business Journal Business Excellence Award
  • 2011 San Fernando Valley Business Journal Family Business Award
  • 2011 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award with Consistent Excellent Ratings
  • Ranked 19 out of 295 Los Angeles Hotels on TripAdvisor
  • 2010 “Chairman’s Award of Distinction” from the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • 2009 Inductee into the “Valley Business Hall of Fame”
  • 2009 “Outstanding Medium Business Award” from the United Chambers of Commerce

Hilton Milwaukee

  • AAA four Diamond Award for fourth consecutive year - 2014
  • Milwaukee ChopHouse – Named one of the “Top 20 Best Restaurants” by Milwaukee Magazine
  • Milwaukee ChopHouse – Ranked in Top Ten on Trip Advisor out of 512 restaurants
  • Milwaukee ChopHouse – Rated among the Top 3 Restaurants in Milwaukee on Trip Advisor
  • Hilton Hotels Most Improved Housekeeping for the Americas 2011 (per SALT scored through Hilton Brand)
  • Marcus Hotels 2011 Award for Core Value Genuine, Authentic,  Caring
  • Member Historic Hotels of America (since Nov, 2011)
  • Wisconsin Restaurant Association honors Chef James Nowak with Salute to Excellence Award 2006
  • Travel Green Wisconsin

Platinum Resort & Spa

  • Wedding Wire 2013 Bride’s Choice Award
  • Ranked #18 in both Best Las Vegas Hotels and Best Nevada Hotels in U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best Hotels in the USA 2/5/13
  • #2 on TripAdvisor for Business Travelers in Las Vegas 2011
  • Fodors Choice Award 2012, 2011
  • Trip Advisor #1 in Las Vegas among 287 Hotels, June 2011
  • Trip Advisor #3 currently
  • Las Vegas Bride 2011 Five Star Award
  • Wedding Wire 2011 Brides Choice Award
  • Wedding Awards Best Reception Site 2011 Winner
  • Top 3% of Hotels in State of Nevada – By US News and World Report
  • Las Vegas Bride 2009 Wedding Award
  • Sexiest Spa Award Las Vegas 2009
  • Sure Bet Hotel Program Energy Efficiency Program with NV Energy
  • Best “Off” Strip Value 2009, Oyester.com
  • Sweetest Suites, Las Vegas Luxury Magazine
  • Most Desirable “Hot Spot” 2007 The Confidential Magazine
  • Wine Spectator “Top Ten” Wine List 2006

Crowne Plaza Northstar

  • One of 10 Best Renovations of the Year (Crowne Brand) 2009
  • Award of Excellence 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007
  • Minnesota Meetings and Events – Best Outdoor Venue 2007

Hilton Bloomington

  • Ranked #9 in both Best Minnapolis-St. Paul Hotels and Best Minnesota Hotels in U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best hotels in the USA 2/5/13.
  • Recognized as a 2011 Hilton Brand Award of Excellence recipient; one of only nine Hilton properties in the Americas to receive award
  • Recognized as Sister City Business of the Year in 2009
  • Hilton Hotels SPIRIT Award winner in 2009
  • Ranked #7 (out of over 240 full service Hiltons in The Americas) in Hilton’s Voice of the Customer Index for 2009
  • Ranked #5 (out of over 240 full service Hiltons in The Americas) in Hilton’s Voice of the Customer Index for 2008 (first year of operation)
  • Ranked in the top 10 in Quality Assurance Scores for 2008 and 2009
  • 2009 Sister city Business of the Year
  • Johann Luecke awarded Hilton Hotels SPIRIT AWARD in 2009
  • Bloomington CVB Diamond Service Award to Stacie Oelerking as Best Bartender 2009
  • Bloomington CVB Diamond Service Award to Noe Cunita as Best Maintenance Engineer 2009

Westin Columbus

  • Earned AAA Four Diamond Award for the 17th consecutive year 2013
  • Ranked #4 in Best Columbus Hotels and #9 in Best Ohio Hotels in U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best Hotels in the USA 2/5/13
  • 2012 Best of Weddings “The Knot.com”
  • 2012 Bride’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire, Inc.
  • Earned AAA Four Diamond Award in 2010 for the 13th consecutive year
  • 2009 Ranked # 1 in Westin (North America) in MQI (Meeting Quality Index) for Overall Meetings/Banquets/Catering
  • 2009 Ranked in the Top 5 in Westin (North America) in 8 other index rankings in the MQI (Meeting Quality Index)
  • Carla Farmer, Associate Director of Sales honored as a Manager of the Year 2008 Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association
  • 2009 ranked in the top 10 Westin Hotels in improvement in Overall Guest Satisfaction
  • 2009, 2010 Expedia Insiders’ Select Award recipient

Timber Ridge

  • Orion Energy Systems, Environmental Stewardship Award, 2012
  • First Travel Green WI Certified Waterpark
  • Timber Ridge Receives Talk of the Town Award for Excellence in Customer Service, 2010

Sheraton Madison

  • 2012 M-Champion Award for sustainability for MG&E
  • 2010 Community Growth Recognition- United Way
  • 2011 Top 3% in SPG enrollment recognition by Starwood Hotels
  • 2009 Best New Development or Renovation-Hotel in Business Magazine
  • 2008-2011 WI Travel Green Certified Award Winner
  • 2010 Community Growth Recognition- United Way
  • 2011 Top 3% in SPG enrollment recognition by Starwood Hotels

Mason Street Grill

  • Wine Spectator Award 2012
  • Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor – Top 10 out of 875 restaurants in Milwaukee 6/12/12
  • Mason Street Grill’s Executive Chef, Mark Weber named 2011 Top Chef in Milwaukee by onmilwaukee.com
  • 2011 Best Milwaukee Area Happy Hour  jsonline.com
  • Mason Street Grill Concept featured in Hotels Magazine December 2011 issue
  • Multiple Chef demonstrations and features on local news and talk shows.
  • Mason Street Grill opened as a top restaurant in Milwaukee and remains a contender today
  • Mason Street Grill is the destination for the power lunch, power dinner, special occasion and celebratory experience.


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