Marcus Hotels & Resorts announced that Joe Jackson has been promoted to vice president of food and beverage today. In his new position, Jackson will oversee Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ catering, banquets and more than 40 signature restaurants, bars and lounges across the company’s 21 properties.

Jackson began his tenure with Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2016 as interim general manager of Mason Street Grill, located adjacent to the company’s flagship property, The Pfister Hotel, in Milwaukee. In 2017, he was promoted to Marcus Hotels & Resorts corporate director of food and beverage where he played a critical role in creating seasonal drink and dining promotions for the company’s restaurants and bars, developed new event experiences for various Marcus Hotels & Resorts restaurants, and implemented new food and beverage service standards. Prior to joining the company, Jackson spent 23 years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation in various leadership roles, including four years as corporate director of food and beverage. In this role, he oversaw food and beverage operations at the company’s full-service hotels, as well as created new food and beverage concepts for various properties across the portfolio.

“With more than 30 years of experience, we are confident that Joe will continue to enhance our ability to provide industry-leading food and beverage programming throughout our owned and managed properties. Joe has been a thoughtful and innovative leader in every aspect of the company’s food and beverage business. We look forward to his continued success in this new role,” says Gregory S. Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and or manages 21 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. Marcus Theatres is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 1,098 screens at 90 locations in 17 states.

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