Marcus Hotels & Resorts Promotes, Appoints Key Executives

MILWAUKEE—Marcus Hotels & Resorts has promoted Mike Swasey to SVP of operations. Joe Sebestyen has been named area VP of operations, and Linda Price Topp has been promoted to VP of sales.

Swasey joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2015 as area VP of operations with more than 20 years of hospitality experience. In his new role, he’ll be responsible for overseeing the division’s area VPs, managing directors, corporate sales, and Wisconsin Hospitality Linen Service (WHLS), as well as three of the company’s premier properties in Milwaukee and Los Angeles: The Pfister Hotel, InterContinental Milwaukee and The Garland Hotel.

Sebestyen joins the company with more than 20 years of experience with hotels, conference centers planning, development and operations. In his new role, he’ll oversee several of Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ properties nationwide, including: AC Hotel Chicago Downtown, Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City; Hilton Garden Inn in Houston, TX; Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Atlanta; Omaha Marriott Downtown in Omaha, NE; Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE; Platinum Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas; and the Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, WI.

Price Topp joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 1993 in a sales role at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, WI. She then went on to serve as the director of sales and marketing at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI, the company’s AAA-Four Diamond hotel. She was promoted to market director, sales, marketing and revenue strategy for the Milwaukee market in 2009 responsible for Marcus’ three downtown Milwaukee properties. In her new role, she’ll oversee sales efforts for all 17 properties within the company’s portfolio, as well as continue to manage the company’s Milwaukee market sales team. Her extensive hospitality experience includes sales roles at La Costa Resort & Spa and Sugar Bay Plantation Resort in St. Thomas, USVI. Engagements in the travel management industry at American Express and Summit Performance Group round out her industry experience.