Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, Milwaukee, has named Joe Sebestyen area vice president of operations.
Sebestyen joins the company with over 20 years of experience with hotels, conference centers planning, development and operations. In his new role, he will oversee several of Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ properties nationwide, including the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown, Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Hilton Garden Inn in Houston, Texas, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Atlanta, Omaha Marriott Downtown in Omaha, Neb., Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Neb., Platinum Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas and the Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wis.
Prior to joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Sebestyen served at Hotel Equities, a hotel management company based in Atlanta, Ga. where he was responsible for a portfolio of 20 properties across the Midwest. He also served as a regional director with the Compass Group, where he was responsible for the oversight of eight corporate conference centers and services and oversaw integrated facility management for ExxonMobil, Merck, The World Bank, CSX and Thunderbird Executive Conference Center. Sebestyen’s experience also includes serving as a regional director for Marriott International, where he contributed to the development of the company’s brand standards and balanced scorecard for sales and operations and was recognized as the Marriott General Manager of the year in 1999.
His hospitality experience also includes facilitating a program on understanding conference centers within the Professional Development Program at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. He has served as president of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) – a global organization with over 300 membership properties, where he received the Distinguished Award of Excellence in 2010. Sebestyen is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and currently serves on the Hotel and Restaurant Advisory Board at Oklahoma State University.
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100 E. Wisconsin Ave #1950
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202