Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation, announced that Joe Jackson has been promoted to vice president of food and beverage. 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.
A seasoned hospitality industry veteran, 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,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts remains committed to providing an exceptional experience at all of its distinctive nationwide establishments ranging from casual and fine dining to contemporary lounges and creative concepts. Under Jackson’s leadership, the company’s veteran food and beverage team brings world-class culinary knowledge and expertise to every part of a patron’s dining experience. From cuisine and cocktails to ambiance and vibe, Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ restaurants offer the freshest, seasonal ingredients, wine programs that have earned 36 Wine Spectator awards over the past decade, popular craft beverages and locally inspired dishes. Such attention to unparalleled quality and service has been nationally recognized with numerous Certificate of Excellence Awards by TripAdvisor and local accolades across the company’s portfolio of restaurants and lounges.