Marcus Names Key Appointments at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Hotel Phillips and Skirvin Hilton
Tuesday January 28th, 2014 - 10:03AM 0Q
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MILWAUKEE—Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation, has named Tom Mason managing director of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, WI; Gerald Rappaport GM of the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, MO; and Brett Sundstrom as GM of the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK.
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, TN, and the Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Whitney and Radisson Plaza Hotel, all located in Minneapolis, MN. He also served as asset manager of the Turnstone Group and most recently served as VP of operations for The Service Company, a national provider of hotel and casino cleaning services. Mason 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, WI, 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, AZ, 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.
Tags: Marcus Hotelsand Resorts • Grand Geneva Resort and Spa • Hotel Phillips • Skirvin Hotel • Tom Mason • Gerald Rappaport • Brett Sundstrom • Hospitality • Owners/Operators • Personnel •
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