Gerald Rappaport Appointed General Manager of the Hotel Phillips
Milwaukee, Wis., January 27, 2014. . . . .Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Tom Mason has been appointed managing director of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis., Gerald Rappaport has been appointed general manager of the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, Mo. and Brett Sundstrom has been appointed general manager of the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mason joins Marcus Hotels & Resorts with over 30 years of hospitality experience. He began his career with Hyatt Hotels Corporation in 1981. His career includes serving as general manager of the Hyatt Regency Knoxville in Knoxville, Tenn., and the Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Whitney and Radisson Plaza Hotel, all located in Minneapolis, Minn. He also served as asset manager of the Turnstone Group and most recently served as vice president of operations for The Service Company, a national provider of comprehensive hotel and casino cleaning services. Mason has been recognized as General Manager of the Year by Radisson Hotels. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in business.
Rappaport returned to Marcus Hotels & Resorts in March of 2013 to serve as general manager of the company’s Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wis., and most recently served as interim general manager of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. The Hotel Phillips will mark the fifth hotel he has managed for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. Rappaport previously served as general manager of the Hilton Milwaukee and the InterContinental Milwaukee. Prior to returning to Marcus Hotels, he was general manager of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.
Sundstrom began his career with Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2008 as a project manager in the corporate office. While at Marcus Hotels, he served as general manager of Xona Resort & Suites in Scottsdale, Ariz. and managing director of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. Originally from the Oklahoma area, he most recently served as interim general manager of the Skirvin Hilton prior to his promotion. Sundstrom is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in hotel and management and a minor in business.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tom to our outstanding hotel and resort leadership team and we are confident Gerald, Brett and Tom will do an excellent job in leading these valuable Marcus Hotels assets. All three of our general managers are seasoned hospitality veterans and will do a fantastic job in maintaining operational excellence at these key properties,” said Thomas F. Kissinger, interim president, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and senior executive vice president, The Marcus Corporation.
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