Marcus Hotels & Resorts said Tuesday that it is assuming management of two hotels in downtown El Paso, Texas, expanding the Milwaukee hospitality company’s portfolio in Texas.
Marcus Hotels, a division of The Marcus Corp. (NYSE: MCS) of Milwaukee, assumed management of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown effective April 4. The company has also been selected to manage the newly constructed 151-room Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center that will open in June. The two hotels are in the same block of downtown El Paso and are both owned by hoteliers Elma Carreto and Jim Scherr.
Greg Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corp., said the hotels are well situated to serve business travelers and tourists.
“El Paso has so much to offer, including its strong business base, robust tourism and exceptional recreational, educational, athletic and retail opportunities,” Marcus said in a press release. “Both these properties are ideally located near the city’s convention and performing arts center, and Southwest University Park sports complex and event venue, and are poised to capture even greater share of the thousands of tourists and business people who travel to El Paso.”
Marcus did not immediately announce any plans to invest in upgrades or renovations of the 200-room DoubleTree, which opened in 2009.
Excluding the El Paso properties, Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels and resorts, including the Hilton Garden Inn in Houston.