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Marcus Hotels & Resorts to Manage New Omaha Marriott

MILWAUKEE—Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation, and MCS Capital LLC, today announced that Marcus Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage the new Capitol District Marriott hotel currently under development in Omaha, Neb. The 14-story high-rise hotel is being developed by Shamrock Development, Inc. as the anchor for the Capitol District upscale urban destination dining and entertainment district. Marcus Hotels & Resorts will be a minority investor in the project and has provided pre-development and design programming for the project, and will provide technical consulting and pre-opening services during the construction phase. MCS Capital is The Marcus Corporation’s hotel investment subsidiary.

The 333-room full-service hotel will also have 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including an 11,000 square-foot ballroom. The new ballroom will be the largest among the downtown Omaha hotels. Other features include a full-service restaurant, two bars, Starbucks, extra-large fitness center, a rooftop outdoor swimming pool, and a parking garage. Construction is underway, with completion anticipated in spring of 2017.

“The Capitol District is going to be an exciting addition to downtown Omaha, and we are very pleased to be selected to manage the project’s anchor property. A number of factors came together to make the Capitol District Marriott an excellent opportunity for Marcus Hotels,” said Joseph Khairallah, chief operating officer of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Khairallah noted that the company is already familiar with Omaha. “The Marcus Corporation’s movie theater division, Marcus Theatres, entered the Omaha market in 2008 with the acquisition of Douglas Theatres and currently operates three Omaha movie theaters. We are investing in Omaha because it’s a great market that builds on our Midwestern roots. We are excited about expanding our presence in Omaha and being part of this very special project that will create an even more vibrant downtown.”

Michael T. Moylan, president of Shamrock Development, said, “We selected Marcus Hotels because of their extensive management expertise, but also because of the company’s knowledge of the Nebraska market and strong relationship with Marriott.”

The project is located across the street from the CenturyLink Arena & Convention Center and TD Ameritrade Park, home of the NCAA College World Series. The Capitol District Marriott is part of the first phase of the project, however Shamrock expects the entire Capitol District to come on line at the same time in the spring of 2017.

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