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Marcus Hotels & Resorts Installs Tesla Automobile High Power Charging Stations to its Properties across America

Cutting edge technology will be an added amenity for Tesla owners taking road trips this summer.

Monday, June 16, 2014
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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), is excited to announce the installation of Tesla High Power Charging Stations at the majority of its owned and managed properties across the United States. The Tesla charging stations will provide a convenient and fast charging solution for Tesla Model S owners staying at a Marcus Hotels & Resorts property during the busy summer travel season.

“We are always finding new ways to enhance our guests’ overall experience. By combining the leading-edge technology and the forward-thinking of Tesla with our commitment to providing an exceptional experience for our guests, we now have the ability to offer a high-tech, eco-friendly solution for Model S owners traveling this summer,” said Brian Burton, vice president, revenue generation for Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

“Imagine the ability to travel across the country using only our hotels’ connectors and Tesla’s growing infrastructure of Superchargers. Tesla customers can go from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Minneapolis to Madison, Lake Geneva to Milwaukee, and Chicago to Atlanta. Owners driving all day can stop at one of our hotels to recharge overnight and be on their way again in the morning. Or, guests can charge their car for a few hours, while enjoying a drink or bite to eat in our popular lounges and restaurants while they wait. Driving a luxury car deserves a luxury experience, and we are pleased to provide that high quality experience to Tesla owners. It’s a win-win for everyone,” added Burton.

The Tesla High Power Wall Connector offers more than twice the power of typical charging stations, adding up to 58 miles of range to the Model S in just one hour.

“Thanks to our growing Supercharger network, Tesla Model S owners are hitting the road in increasing numbers,” said Cal Lankton, director of global EV infrastructure for Tesla. “By offering convenient destination charging services to Tesla owners, Marcus Hotels & Resorts is replicating the convenience our owners have become accustomed to at home. Waking up relaxed with a fully charged Model S makes for a fantastic road trip experience.”

Marcus Hotels & Resorts has installed Tesla charging stations at the following properties:

• Crowne Plaza-Northstar, Minneapolis, Minn.
• Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Ill.
• Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, Wis.
• Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, Madison, Wis.
• Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wis.
• Heidel House, Green Lake, Wis.
• Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington, Bloomington, Minn.
• InterContinental Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wis.
• Skirvin Hilton, Oklahoma City, Okla.
• The Garland, North Hollywood, Calif.
• The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wis.
• The Platinum Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, Nev.
• Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, Atlanta, Ga.

More installations are planned in the coming months.

For the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://media.marcushotels.com.

About Tesla
Tesla changed the auto industry in 2008 with the launch of the Tesla Roadster, the world’s first highway-capable electric vehicle. Tesla is furthering its mission to drive down the cost of electric vehicles with Model S, the first mass-produced electric premium sedan.

About Model S
Model S is the world’s first premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle and has been engineered to elevate the public’s expectations of what a premium sedan can be. At the heart of Model S is the proven Tesla powertrain, delivering both unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience. With a rigid body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a remarkably low center of gravity, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a luxury performance sedan. Model S has received many awards and accolades during its first year on the market, including Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year©, AUTOMOBILE Magazine 2013 Automobile of the Year, the 2013 Yahoo! AUTOS Car of the Year, TIME’s Best Invention of the Year 2012, Consumer’s Reports highest score ever given to a car, and NHTSA 5-star safety rating.

With the most energy-dense battery pack in the industry and best-in-class aerodynamics, Model S has a range of 265-miles—the longest range of any production electric vehicle in the world. Tesla’s electric motor produces an impressive 443 pound-feet of instant torque, propelling Model S Performance from 0 to 60 in as little as 4.2 seconds. Sitting beneath the floorboard, the revolutionary Tesla powertrain creates a remarkably low center of gravity and delivers a thrilling driving experience. Paired with an aluminum body engineered for superior handling, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars.

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. The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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