Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), announced that Paul Ohm has been appointed general manager of the AAA Four-Diamond Pfister® Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis. Ohm has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and previously served as general manager of the Fairmont Newport Beach, a 450-room luxury hotel in southern California.
Ohm will be responsible for overseeing the general operations of the 307-room hotel, as well as the upcoming renovations of the hotel’s 176 tower guest rooms slated to begin in fall 2013. Ohm joins Marcus Hotels & Resorts with a strong background in hospitality. He began his career with the Hyatt Regency Columbus in food and beverage, and served in various positions with Hyatt Hotels in locations including Chicago, San Francisco and Maui. In 2000, Ohm joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts as the director of food and beverage for the Kapalua Bay Hotel in Maui, Hawaii. In 2005, he took the role of director of operations for The Fairmont Washington D.C. hotel. He also served as an opening team member for new hotels while at Fairmont, which included the re-branding of the Hotel Heliopolis in Cairo, Egypt to a Fairmont hotel.
“I am very excited to join Marcus Hotels & Resorts as the general manager of the company’s flagship property”
“We are thrilled to welcome Paul to Marcus Hotels & Resorts as general manager of The Pfister Hotel. As The Pfister celebrates its 120th anniversary this fall, Paul’s extensive experience in hotel management and operations makes him the ideal candidate to lead this prestigious property and continue its legacy of gracious service and tradition,” said Kirk A. Rose, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
“I am very excited to join Marcus Hotels & Resorts as the general manager of the company’s flagship property,” said Ohm. “It is an honor to manage this historic landmark and work in a hotel that still cherishes the core values of hospitality. I look forward to being a part of the Pfister’s unique offerings including its award-winning Artist in Residence and Narrator in Residence programs, and continuing to provide memorable and unforgettable experiences to our guests.”
Ohm graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in technical communications. He currently serves as a member of the Chaine Des Rotisseurs as a Maître de Table Hotelier and the Les Amis d’Escoffier Society.
Built in 1893, The Pfister Hotel has been the premier downtown Milwaukee hotel for more than a century, and continues to celebrate a tradition of gracious service and impeccable style; 2013 will mark the hotel’s 120th year as an icon in Milwaukee. The Pfister Hotel was purchased in 1962 by Ben Marcus, who vowed to renovate the distinguished hotel to its original beauty. Significant renovations were completed and a new 23-story guest room tower was built. In fall 2012, The Marcus Corporation celebrated its 50th year of ownership of the property.
Home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world, The Pfister is a AAA Four-Diamond property with membership in two of the industry's leading organizations: Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations. The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels.
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