Marcus Hotels & Resorts has promoted Joe Jackson to vice president of food and beverage.
In his new position, Jackson will oversee Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ catering, banquets and more than 40 signature restaurants, bars and lounges across the company’s 21 properties.
A seasoned hospitality industry veteran, Jackson began his tenure with Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2016 as interim general manager of Mason Street Grill, located adjacent to the company’s flagship property, The Pfister Hotel, in Milwaukee.
In 2017, he was promoted to Marcus Hotels & Resorts corporate director of food and beverage where he played a critical role in creating seasonal drink and dining promotions for the company’s restaurants and bars, developed new event experiences for various Marcus Hotels & Resorts restaurants, and implemented new food and beverage service standards.
Prior to joining the company, Jackson spent 23 years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation in various leadership roles, including four years as corporate director of food and beverage.
In this role, he oversaw food and beverage operations at the company’s full-service hotels, as well as created new food and beverage concepts for various properties across the portfolio.
“With more than 30 years of experience, we are confident that Joe will continue to enhance our ability to provide industry-leading food and beverage programming throughout our owned and managed properties,” said Gregory Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation.
“Joe has been a thoughtful and innovative leader in every aspect of the company’s food and beverage business. We look forward to his continued success in this new role.”
Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning.
This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group featuring brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time Pub & Grill and SafeHouse Restaurants.