New GMs Named for Two Marcus Properties

MILWAUKEE—Marcus Hotels & Resorts has appointed Kevin Karau to the role of general manager of Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, WI. The company has also tapped Mark Fenton to assume the same position at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, WI.

Heidel House includes 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; 180 guestrooms; dining establishments such as Grey Rock restaurant; and Evensong Spa.

Karau served as general manager of Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark since 2014. He joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2013 as director of operations for the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa.

Karau’s career in hospitality spans more than 20 years. He attended Belmont Abby College in North Carolina.

Fenton joins Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark after serving as resident manager at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. The property includes Moose Mountain Falls, a 50,000-sq.-ft. indoor/outdoor waterpark, 225 suites, meeting spaces and a family barbecue restaurant.

Prior to joining Marcus Hotels in 2014, Fenton was with Hyatt Hotels Corporation for nearly 25 years. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in hotel and restaurant management and attended Les Roches, a Swiss hotel school.

“We are confident that both Kevin and Mark will bring operational excellence to their new properties. They are proven hospitality leaders and will positively engage with the local communities and their associates,” said Joseph Khairallah, COO of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.