Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), yesterday announced that Kevin Karau has been appointed general manager of Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wis. In his new role, Karau will oversee the operations of the only all-suite destination of its kind in the Midwest offering year-round family-fun featuring Moose Mountain Falls, the 50,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor waterpark, 225 suites, meeting spaces and family barbeque restaurant.
Karau joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2013 as director of operations for Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark’s sister property, the AAA Four-Diamond Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. Prior to joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts, he served as general manager of three beachfront hotels for Seahaven Beach Resorts in Panama City Beach, Fla. Prior to that role, he served as general manager of Mountain Lodge in Snowshoe, W.Va., and general manager of the Aspen/Snowmass region under ResortQuest International, one of the largest vacation rental management companies in the U.S. Karau’s experience also includes working for Intrawest Resorts, serving as director of lodging of Portofino Island Resort & Spa in Pensacola Beach, Fla. and hotel manager of Snowshoe Resort in Snowshoe, W.Va. He also served as vacation rental operations manager for WaterColor Inn and Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and revenue manager of the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
“Kevin has a deep knowledge of resort destination condo properties, which will make him an ideal manager for Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark. With over 20 years of destination resort hospitality experience, I know Kevin will use his strong foundation to continue to position Timber Ridge as one of the leading destination getaways in the Midwest,” said Thomas F. Kissinger, interim president, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and senior executive vice president, The Marcus Corporation.
Karau has actively participated in many industry organizations including the Florida Lodging Association, The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, Vacation Rental Managers Association and the Snowshoe Resort Master Association Committee.
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