Michael Evans became the President of Marcus Hotels & Resorts in January 2020. Marcus Hotels & Resorts has been a leader in the hospitality business for almost 60 years and is part of the NYSE publicly traded Marcus Corporation. The company owns and manages a diverse portfolio of hotels and resorts, including properties branded by the world’s largest hospitality companies such as Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt, as well as a collection of unique independent hotels and resorts. Evans leads all aspects of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
Prior to joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Evans was the Chief Executive Officer of Apex Capital Ventures LLC, a real estate company that he founded in 2017 to focus on the development and acquisition of hotels, resorts, and branded residences in high barrier to entry markets in the U.S.
Evans previously served as Chief Operating Officer for MGM Hospitality, a division of MGM Resorts International that was focused on developing and operating non-gaming Bellagio and MGM hotels in key international gateway cities and prime resort destinations around the world. In his role as COO, Evans was responsible for leading the entire MGM Hospitality team. Evans joined MGM Resorts International in January 2008 as Executive Vice President of Global Development, and was responsible for the implementation of MGM Hospitality’s strategic development plan and leading the Company’s gaming and non-gaming development teams.
Evans is a seasoned executive with global development experience in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. He held several key senior management positions with Marriott International in which he developed hotel brands for the company on a global scale. Before joining Marriott International in 1998, Evans was an attorney in private practice in Miami, Florida.
Evans received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from the University of Miami School of Law and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.