Industry Update
Appointment14 September 2021

Derek Morrison

Promoted General Manager
At Hilton Madison Monona Terrace - WI, USA

Derek Morrison

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.

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.

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

Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations.
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