Marcus Hotels & Resorts: Promotes Derek Morrison to general manager of the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

Sam Orne, Public Relations Director

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MILWAUKEE, September 14, 2021 – Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation, today announced Derek Morrison has been promoted to general manager of the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin. In his new role, Morrison will oversee operations of the award-winning 240-room hotel, which is connected to the Monona Terrace Convention Center.

“With more than 20 years at Marcus Hotels & Resorts, we are excited to promote Derek to general manager at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace,” said Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “Derek’s impressive career has been the product of his hard work, tenacity and dedication to our guests. We know he will lead the property and its team to new heights and continue Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ legacy of providing memorable experiences to everyone who enters the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace.”

Morrison’s career in hospitality began at Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin as a beverage bar porter and ski lift operator while he was attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He went on to serve at several other hotels, mostly within Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio, in various management and leadership positions. In each role Morrison excelled, earning his most recent position as general manager of the company’s Crowne Plaza Northstar in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His extensive hospitality management experience includes operations, budget development and planning, revenue management, succession planning as well as coaching and mentoring of hotel managers and staff.

“I’m excited to join the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace team as general manager and welcome guests to this vibrant city,” said Morrison. “Located in the heart of Madison, visitors and locals alike are invited to explore all the city has to offer with the hotel serving as their home base. Whether you are staying for a Badger football game or are celebrating with dinner and drinks, every guest will receive the high-quality service and hospitality that defines Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ properties.”

Morrison received a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with a focus in consumer science, environments, textile and design from UW – Madison.

To make a reservation or for more information on the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, please visit the hotel’s website.

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About the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace is located on the shimmering shores of Lake Monona, one block from the state capitol building and in the heart of Madison’s dining, shopping, entertainment, art and theatre districts. The property is connected to the Monona Terrace Convention Center, making it the premier location for business meetings and social gatherings. The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace has been named the best hotel by Madison Magazine and received the Planners Choice Award from Meeting News, among other recognitions. Reservations can be made by calling 866-403-8838. For more information, visit

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes premier food and beverage brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time® Pub & Grill and SafeHouse® Restaurants. For more information, please visit: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

About The Marcus Corporation

Headquartered in Milwaukee, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its lodging division, its theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 1,091 screens at 88 locations in 17 states under the Marcus Theatres, Movie Tavern® by Marcus and BistroPlex® brands. For more information, please visit the company’s website at